This July, CreativeMornings/ Ottawa hosted a talk entitled "Culinary Creativity in Our City". The event was hosted by the renown Chef Carmichael, previously of the restaurants E18ghteen (restaurant18.com/en/default.aspx) , the Social (social.ca/) and Sidedoor (sidedoorrestaurant.com/) and more recently of the popular Mello's Pop Up Kitchen (ottawacitizen.com/news/Foodies+flock+restaurant+Mellos+Dalhousie+Street/6839053/story.html).
Chef Matthew Carmichael is the driving force behind Mello's Pop Up Kitchen. , the first beast of this nature in Ottawa and joins a host of a few pop-ups experiments that have recently surfaced in Ottawa this year (see here and here). The former Executive Chef of E18ghteen, the Social and Sidedoor arrived in Ottawa six years ago having trained under the renown Susur Lee at Susur in Toronto (now closed). As a young chef he opened the popular Ottawa restaurant E18ghteen and later travelled/trained in Thailand in preparation for the opening of Sidedoor . In his capacity as head chef at E18ghteen he quickly rose to an almost celeb chef status, something that he insists was all “all part of his journey” and making him the humbled chef that he is today. Carmichael won gold at the regional Gold Medal Plates competition in 2009, followed by bronze that year at the national competition finale. He is among the city’s most respected chefs, with a loyal following in the culinary community.
This month’s event will be hosted by the generous folks over at the Ottawa School of Art. This space is full of creative energy where something new and exciting is always happening or just about to happen.
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! You can join us in numerous cities around the world. (creativemornings.com)
A big thank you to GAPC (ww.gapc.com) for filming and editing, ConceptShare for being our first and main sponsor (ConceptShare.com), and Grounded Coffeehouse and Kitchen for putting on an amazing breakfast spread for everyone (GroundedKitchenCoffee.com).
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