Vincent Parkinson


Executive Chef Vincent Parkinson oversees all food & beverage operations at the Calgary Golf & Country Club, one of Canada’s most exclusive private clubs. His high standards and creative menus promoting fresh local ingredients and classical culinary techniques are a credit to this 110 year-old club and a reflection of his reputation for excellence.

Currently Chef Vincent is Chancelier on the National Council of la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, Bailliage du Canada. He has guided three of his protégés to represent Canada in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs “Jeunes Commis Rôtisseurs” competition, where one placed second and another third. Chef Vincent is also the manager of CCFCC Bocuse d’Or Canada responsible for all aspects of the Canadian team competing at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or World Cuisine Contest. The next competition will take place in January 2013.

In 2001 Chef Vincent collaborated with the very popular ‘Best of Bridge’ group on a seasonally inspired ‘A Year of the Best’ cookbook, which received critical acclaim and became a national bestseller, selling 100,000 copies. Chef Vincent regularly and enthusiastically lends his talents to charitable organizations such as UNICEF, Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, The Special Olympics and The Children’s Hospital, where his involvement has resulted in raising over $500,000 for these deserving organizations.

“Discovering TEALEAVES was a thrill! I was introduced to them by a colleague. It felt like Christmas, opening the sachets to discover what treasure awaited inside, and I immediately implemented a tea menu at the country club. The high quality of the products makes working with the teas easy, we cover the spectrum from cocktails to desserts, including a Pear Tree Green tea martini, crème anglaise infusions, crème brûlées or sorbets like Mountain Berry. And in a stressful business like the hospitality profession, nothing beats a few minutes with a cup of Eros. The team at TEALEAVES are a service-oriented company, taking pride not only in their product but also, and just as importantly, in how they interact with their customers.”

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