Sheraton chef wins gold at St. John’s Gold Medal Plates

ST. JOHN’S, NL — Chef Ruth Wigman from Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland’s Oppidan restaurant took home the gold award at Gold Medal Plates St. John’s, it was announced Oct. 21.

ST. JOHN’S, NL — Chef Ruth Wigman from Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland’s Oppidan restaurant took home the gold award at Gold Medal Plates St. John’s, it was announced Oct. 21.

Wigman went head-to-head with six of the city’s best chefs and will go on to compete at the Canadian Culinary Championships, the Gold Medal Plates Finale, in Kelowna, B.C., Feb. 3-4, 2017. 

Wigman, who had been awarded a silver medal in her last appearance at the event, wowed the judges with crisp seasoned chicken feet, Sichuan-style glazed dumplings, charred scallion puree, crustacean reduction and mixed pickle. She paired her dish with a 2015 Gewurztraminer from Arrowleaf Cellars, in the Okanagan Valley of B.C.