Bonus Clue Advantage: Roving Foodie Friends

We’re excited to be offering up pre-registered participants one more set of Bonus Clues on Race Day!

We have enlisted the help of four well known food friends in Calgary to be Bonus Clues during the Race. Full details will be released to participants tomorrow morning.

These four will be roving through one or more of our food destinations at different times throughout the day. If you spot one of them your task is to identify them, ask for a photo with them, share it and have them sign their bonus clue spot on your passport. Easy peasy!

Our Roving Bonus Clue Food Friends are:

John Gilchrist acrylic on wood 8x10John Gilchrist

John writes about restaurants for the Calgary Herald and reviews restaurants for CBC Radio in Calgary. He’s authored eleven National Best-Sellers and three apps on dining in southern Alberta, contributes regularly to magazines such as Swerve, enRoute, Where, Avenue, and Harry and is the Calgary judge for the Canadian Culinary Championships. He’s a member of San Pellegrino’s World’s Top Restaurants judging panel and leads culinary travel programs around the world for the University of Calgary.

But mostly he’s a hungry guy with a broad appreciation – and appetite – for well prepared food. @GilchristJohn


Julie Van Rosendaal

JulieJulie is the author of 7 best-selling cookbooks, with an eighth, Out of the Orchard, recently released. She’s one of the new generation of Best of Bridge (along with Sue Duncan and Elizabeth Chorney-Booth), with their collective first title coming out this fall. Julie has been the food columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One for 10 years, is the food editor of Parents Canada magazine and has regular columns in and writes for numerous publications, including SwerveAvenueWestern Living and City Palate. She co-hosted three seasons of the TV series It’s Just Food with chef Ned Bell, does food styling, and is perhaps best known for her award-winning food blog,, which documents real life in her home kitchen in Calgary with her husband, Mike, and 10 year old son, Willem. @dinnerwithjulie


Naddine Madell-Morgan

NaddineCalgary/Alberta Food Tours Leader and Owner of Quirk Girl Productions

Naddine is an actor, writer, director and producer when she is not being passionate about food. She wrote, produced and hosted the popular CJSW show “Spooning and Forking” and has accompanied Karen Anderson to India three times. Naddine shares a passion for local no matter where she might be globally positioned. @albertafoodtour @quirkgirl



DSC_7539Pierre Lamielle

Chef & Designer

Pierre is an award winning illustrator and a celebrated cook. He trained for food at the French Culinary Institute in New York City and is the author/illustrator of Kitchen Scraps: A Humorous Illustrated Cookbook, and Alice Eats: A Wonderland Cookbook – both of which took home Best Illustrated Cookbook in the World trophies at the World Gourmand Awards.

Look close, you might recognize him (without his beard) as a Chopped Canada Champion and the witty, but fierce contestant on Top Chef Canada Season 4. Combing his talents, he adds his visual sensibilities with his food knowledge and some bits of wit to create the original art for the shirts at  @foodonyourshirt


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