Vancouver Spotlights International Chefs’ Table


VANCOUVER — With the eyes of the world firmly cast on Canada for the next two weeks, Jet Set Sports is assembling an international all-star team of accomplished chefs to head the Chef’s Table during the Vancouver Olympics in the 2010 edition of Jet Set’s series of Game-time fine-dining experiences.

The Chef’s Table, described as a downtown “pop-up” fine-dining venue, will only operate during the Games and will be available to guests of Jet Set Sports, the world’s leading Olympic hospitality company.

“Vancouver is bringing the world together, so we are bringing some of the world’s greatest chefs to Vancouver,” said Sead Dizdarevic, chairman and CEO of Jet Set Sports. “Five remarkable chefs will join us from Great Britain, France, China, Germany and Switzerland. Each of them will put his or her stamp on the Chef’s Table and provide our guests with an extraordinary meal to cap a fantastic day at the Games.”

The Chef’s Table will be located at 1088 Burrard St. at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Participating chefs include:

– Chef Andre Jaeger, owner and operator of the Rheinhotel Fischerzunft in Switzerland, who has cooked for nearly four decades and has held 19/20 Gault Millau points since 1995.
– Chef Edouard Loubet, the proprietor of La Bastide de Capelongue in France, and one of the youngest French chefs to earn two Michelin Stars.
– Chef Anton Mosimann, arguably the world’s first celebrity chef and proprietor of the London dining club, Mosimann’s.  
– Chef Heinz Winkler, owner and operator of the Residenz Henz Winkler in Germany, was awarded his first Michelin star in 1979 and, at 32, became one of the youngest three-star Michelin chefs in history.
– Chef Zhang Jin Jie, owner and chef of the “classic-modern” Green T House in Beijing, takes inspiration from the changing seasons. Her creations have been dubbed works of art, with each dish cleverly infused with Chinese teas, spices, flower petals and her signature garnish, Green Tea Powder.

“We’sve been a proud partner to the Olympic Movement and Organizing Committees for 25 years. Part of our role is to make sure our guests have a great experience at the Games and in the host city. We take this responsibility seriously, so for each Games, we try to create something special,” said Dizdarevic. “Without a doubt, the chefs we have assembled will add that special ingredient to our guests’s Games experience.”

Let the eating begin.


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