Homegrown. Internationally trained. Pride of Niagara.

Vintage Hotels’ Culinary Dream Team share their award-winning techniques during second weekend of month long Culinary Festival


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON April 12, 2010 – Their acclaimed culinary skills have helped earn the Vintage Hotels properties the CAA/AAA four-diamond award and Condé Nast Gold List distinction, and on April 17th and 18th the Executive Chefs of Vintage Hotels will tutor the public through an exclusive interactive forum set amidst the beautiful backdrop of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The Vintage Hotels Chef All-Stars include Queen’s Landing Executive Chef James Olberg, Executive Chef Randy Dupuis of the Pillar and Post and his Chef de Cuisine Mark Longster, Millcroft Inn & Spa’s Executive Chef Roberto Fracchioni, Executive Chef Michael Wilson of Crush Wine Bar and Queen’s Landing Chef de Cuisine and World Champion of the 2010 Junior Chefs Challenge, Trevor Ritchie.

All award-winners with a signature style and area of expertise, these seasoned Chefs will showcase their skills and share their personal experiences through a series of highly  anticipated seminars, informative, interactive and entertaining cooking demonstrations as well as personally design the menu for the weekend’s crown affairs—the exclusive Chef’s Table Dinner on Saturday evening, and a Sunday morning Brunch.

“We’re extremely proud of our culinary team which is comprised of some of the finest Chefs in the country. We’re thrilled to provide the public an up-close-and-personal opportunity to learn directly from our Chefs in an energetic and entertaining format”, said Vintage Hotels CEO Bob Jackson.

Hosted at the acclaimed Prince of Wales, Queen’s Landing and Pillar and Post Hotels the month-long Vintage Hotels Culinary Festival began Saturday, April 10th. Each weekend features an esteemed group of celebrated Chefs working together to execute a sensational, multi-sensory gastronomic celebration for the public. Dynamic menus delivering impact and outstanding flavour combinations are paired perfectly with a selection of VQA wines from family owned, award-winning Château des Charmes, official winery partner of the first annual Festival.

All Festival fare will be prepared in multi-award winning Le Creuset cookware – a culinary industry quality benchmark since 1925 and the official cookware supplier of the first annual Vintage Hotels Culinary Festival.

All-inclusive weekend packages for the Vintage Hotels Culinary Festival are now on sale from $325 CAD per person and can be purchased by calling 1-888-669-5566. For more information on the Vintage Hotels Culinary Festival, please visit www.vintage-hotels.com.


Vintage Hotels is a collection of CAA/AAA four-diamond hotels. Prince of Wales, Queen’s Landing and Pillar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake offer 374 guestrooms, 35,000 square feet of meeting space, three four-diamond restaurants, and two spas. 100 Fountain Spa and Secret Garden Spa are consistently ranked top spas by Spas of America. Vintage Hotels also owns the 24-guestroom Moffat Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In 2008, the Vintage collection grew to include the Millcroft Inn & Spa located in the rolling hills of Alton-Caledon, 45 minutes northwest of Toronto. The Millcroft offers 52 guestrooms, 4,700 sq. ft. of meeting space, a four-diamond restaurant, and the renowned Millcroft Spa, Centre for Well-Being.

Offering classic style with modern sensibility, the hotel properties share a stellar reputation for delivering exceptional experiences in a unique destination. The elegant and refined Prince of Wales and the classic yet charming Pillar and Post were tops in Ontario on the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2006, with Prince of Wales repeating in the No. 2 spot in 2007 and in 2009 named Best Hotel in Ontario on Travel + Leisure Magazine’s List of 500 World’s Best Hotels. Queen’s Landing, voted number one Hotel in Ontario in the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards 2009, sets the stage for everything from high-level corporate gatherings to romantic getaways in a Georgian-style waterfront mansion. The Millcroft Inn & Spa earned the Fodor’s Choice Award of Distinction in 2008 and placed 2nd in Ontario’s Finest Inns & Spas 2008 WOW awards as Top Spa, Destination & Dinner Experience. Vintage Hotels is a proud partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. For more information: www.vintage-hotels.com.


Dianne Turner, Marketing and PR Specialist
Vintage Hotels
(905) 468-1362 ext. 8464

April Brunet, VP of Sales and Marketing
Vintage Hotels
(905) 468-1362 ext. 8349