November 13, 2013

TORONTO – Canadian chefs will learn to make food fit for royalty from Chef Graham Tinsley at the CRFA Show — an annual event for the hospitality industry — presented by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. Chef Tinsley will be on hand for the entire show, March 2-4, 2014 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.

Tinsley created one of the official cakes for the royal wedding of William and Catherine, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. He will be at the show to share his secrets and expertise in cuisine from his native Wales. It is his first-ever appearance in Canada.

Tinsley has had the honour of cooking for her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh numerous times. HRH Prince Charles has asked Tinsley to cook at each of his formal occasions in Wales, including the Prince’s 50th birthday celebration. Tinsley has also fed many European Heads of State as well as the Emperor of Japan.

Tinsley has earned several chef of the year titles, is a Member of the Order of the British Empire, and has led the Welsh national culinary team to the most medals of any Welsh team at the World Culinary Olympics and World Cups.

At the CRFA Show, he will perform cooking demonstrations and interact with guests through seminars and meet and greet events.

Tickets to the CRFA Show are just $40 (free for CRFA members) and can be purchased at Those who register before Jan. 15, 2014 will be entered in a draw to win an Elektra espresso machine valued at $1,500 from Zuccarini Imports.

About the CRFA Show: Now in its 70th year, the CRFA Show featuresover 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events. The CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, executives and chefs a variety of fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage their businesses. Please note that admission is restricted to industry personnel only.

The CRFA Show is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, one of the country’s leading business associations with more than 30,000 members. Proceeds from the show are directed to CRFA’s advocacy, research and member services, to support a growing and prosperous Canadian restaurant industry.

Media Contact for the CRFA Show: Mary Gazze, Communications Specialist, CRFA. 416-649-4226 or 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4226. Email:

Media Contact for Chef Tinsley: Frank Greco, Frank Greco and Associates. 416-360-8080-
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