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Fairmont Chateau Whistler Food Day Canada Chef Derek Wins Gold


Publish Date: 06-Feb-2019

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Wednesday, February 06, 2019

- Menu Celebrating Traditional and Modern Ingredients Recognized with National Award -  

Derek Bendig, executive sous chef at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, has been awarded Gold for his seven-course menu as part of the annual Food Day Canada event that took place on August 4, 2018.


This year Chef Bendig’s menu celebrated both the traditions and modern innovations of agriculture in British Columbia. The more traditional elements of the menu featured local grass fed beef while the modern aspect was showcased through technologies in fish farming. He personally grew all of the produce featured in his menu in Fairmont Chateau Whistler’s rooftop herb garden as well as the home gardens of Executive Chef Isabel Chung and himself. The menu can be found online here.


Food and wine connoisseurs will recognize Chef Bendig’s name from his appearance at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. Bendig earned the right to represent Canada there after being award another gold medal from Food Day Canada’s 2016 event.


The 2019 Food Day Canada event at Fairmont Chateau Whistler will take place on Saturday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. at The Wildflower.



 About Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, award winning golf and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 528 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800 606-8244 or visit online at


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For further information contact:  
Lynn Henderson
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
T +1 604 938 2064  

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