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Long + Rainford + Blackie

September 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Brad Long

Café Belong, Toronto Canada

Brad Long is recognized as one of the top chefs in Canada. His talents are highly acclaimed by some of the country’s toughest food critics - VQA Restaurant Awards of Excellence and Globe and Mail Top 10 restaurants of the year
Currently Long is chef and owner of Café Belong and Belong Catering. He is a co-host of the Food Network smash hit Restaurant Makeover and is currently in post-production of a new provocative food documentary. An active advocate for sustainable farming and ethical treatment of livestock, balancing work and family is vital to Long. When he isn’t creating menus, speaking with farmers or checking the freshness of new produce, he relishes family time with his wife Sheryl and their five children.

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Robert Rainford

Rob Rainford Inc, Toronto Canada

Who knows where talent comes from? Is it nature or nurture, innate or learned? For Chef Robert L Rainford it is probably a combination of the above. He has always loved food. As a child, it gave him great comfort and as an adult it fills him with great curiosity “I always thought it was a mystery how food got to taste like it did, both good and maybe not so good sometimes”.

Successful host of the “Licence To Grill” television show seen around the world, Recipe to Riches on CBC, former Chef instructor at famed George Brown College his alma mater, Cookbook author of Born To Grill and motivational speaker
Chef Robert L Rainford feels he is just beginning to hit his stride and is very thankful for the opportunity to share in his experiences with the mystery that is food.

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Michael Blackie

Your Host Chef | Ottawa

Chef Michael Blackie
Born in Leicestershire, England, and raised in Montreal, Michael has been cooking for over 30 years on three continents. During this time, he’s worked at some of the world’s finest hotels including the Windsor Arms Hotel (Toronto) and the Oberoi (Bali), an exclusive five-star facility voted the world’s best boutique resort by Leading Hotels of the World (2002) and listed on Condé Nast’s “hot list” while he was present. Among his many career highlights, Chef Blackie held Executive Sous Chef and acting Chef positions at the prestigious and world renowned Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, China.

In 2003 Michael returned to Canada and was the opening executive chef at Brookstreet Hotel (Ottawa), which after just three months under his leadership, the property was awarded the prestigious four-diamond rating from CAA for both the rooms and main restaurant.

In 2009 Michael joined the National Arts Centre as the Executive Chef and Director of food & beverage, One of his achievements was delivering the highest revenue for the NAC Food and beverage division in its 30 years of operation in 2012.

In 2013 Michael developed and opened his first signature food & beverage operation in the west end of Ottawa called “NeXT” it was quickly recognized for its innovative cuisine along with its sharing dining menu concept that has consistently maintained it as one of the top signature restaurants in the greater Ottawa region.

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We begin with a hip cocktail reception in our “Casual Dining Room” where guests meet the chefs. We will have chef crafted cocktails along with canapés that represent their cuisine. At 6:30pm Visiting chefs with Chef Blackie will showcase cooking techniques from the dinner to come in a fun engaging live demonstration.

DINNER | 7 pm
We move to the Grand Room for dinner each Chef will intro their course, coupled with our open concept kitchen the evening will be electric with creativity along with the sights and sounds of cooking coming from the kitchen!

$115^ | per person 9 dish sharing menu, includes one cocktail and canapés during reception.

$38^ | Three glasses of wine (5oz pours)
*Please note we require pre-ordering of wine flights with you reservation

Click on the  purple “Make a Reservation” bar, Choose  your date, provide your personal information and your all set! Need help call us at 613-836-8002 or email us at 3chefs@nextfood.ca


– Three Chefs | One Dinner is limited to a number of 150 guests. As such NeXT requires a credit card on file in order to secure your reservation. No charges will be taken until end of event when bill is presented.
– Cancellations cannot be accepted less than 72 hours. a no show fee of $50.00 per guest will be applied.
– Menu is an expression of the chef’s passion and craft, as such modifications to the menu or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated.
^ Pricing is exclusive of tax and gratuity.
* menus will be available online 5 days prior to event dates.
^ Costco gift cards will not be accepted on these nights.
* Please note we require pre-ordering of these wine flights, NeXT team will be in touch to confirm your intentions one week prior.