Andrews headed to national Gold Medal Plates

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Chef with Grand Falls-Windsor roots representing province

Roger Andrews, a culinary arts instructor at College of the North Atlantic (CNA) and former Grand Falls-Windsor resident will participate in the national Gold Medal Plate competition in Kelowna, BC on Feb. 5-6. Andrews earned his spot in the competition by capturing the provincial title in November 2015.

Submitted photo - Roger Andrews

Andrews, owner of Relish Gourmet Burgers in St. John’s, first began his culinary training at Cabot College in 1994 (now known as CNA) where he received a diploma in Food Administration. He then went on to the Culinary Institute of Canada in Prince Edward Island where he graduated with honours with a diploma in Culinary Arts. Andrews returned to his roots in 2006, but this time as an instructor at CNA’s Prince Philip Drive campus.¨

November 2015 wasn’t the first time Andrews came out on top in the provincial Gold Medal Plates competition; he took first place in 2013 and went on to compete on the national stage, placing fifth. In 2015, Rogers competed on The Food Network’s hit show Chopped Canada where he walked away with the top prize of $10,000.

Andrews has lent his coaching and cooking talents to Skills Canada competitions and was a part of the Canadian Culinary Olympic Team for nearly a decade. During the Culinary Olympics in Germany 2012, he walked away with a bronze medal for the individual entry category while Team Canada placed fourth overall.¨

Andrews is also a regular contributor to many provincial culinary events such as, Shaun Majumder’s The Gathering, Roots Rants and Roars, Mid Winter Bivver, Songs Stages and Seafood, and Eat the Hill.


Competition history

• Provincial Gold Medal Plates Champion 2015

• Provincial Gold Medal Plates Champion 2013

• National Gold Medal plates 2014 5th place

• Member of Culinary Team Canada 2006-2012

• 2012 World Culinary Olympics Bronze Medal

Category A

• PEI International Chowder Challenge Champion 2010

• PEI Chef Challenge 2nd place in 2007, 2009 & 2010


Television shows

• Next Great Chef Mentor,

Season 1 - 2005 and

Season 2 - 2006

• Chopped Canada Season 2

– 2015 (winner)

• Chef Roary’s International Showcase 2015

 Trade Show

and Events

• James Beard House Dinners, New York City, 2008 and 2014

• International Restaurant

and Food Show, New York, 2010

• International Restaurant

and Food Show, Miami, 2007

• China Seafood Show,

Dalian, China,2013

• China Seafood Show,

Qingdao, China, 2014

• China Seafood Show,

Qingdao, China, 2015



• Atlantic Culinary

Harmonization Board

• School Lunch Program

• NL Cooking Apprenticeship Board

Organizations: Cabot College, CNA, Food Administration Culinary Olympic Team Culinary Olympics Team Canada Beard House

Geographic location: Canada, China, Prince Edward Island New York City Qingdao Miami Dalian

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