A regional celebration of the natural gifts of Newfoundland & Labrador Food, Culture, Land & Sea
September 16 & 17, 2022
2018 King of Cod
A proud Newfoundlander, Five Five-Time Beard Foundation presenter, 2 time culinary Olympic competitor once with a bronze medal, twice Gold Medal Plates St. John’s bronze medal winner. Roary is no stranger to competitions both local, national and International . In 2005 he represented Canada in the 1st Canada vs. USA cook off at the international culinary tourism conference in San Francisco, where as a member of a three person team they won gold. Roary has worked all across the country and back again with Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, Delta Hotels and resorts and now with Fortis Properties and the Sheraton. Roary is a big promoter of others in the province as well through his trips to the James Beard house where there have been in excess of 25 Newfoundland chef’s with another 7 going in 2013. Also, a firm believer in upgrading his skills Roary has completed his Chef De Cuisine certification and is a Certified food and Beverage Executive. Roary continues to be a huge part of the community as well with countless charitable event with many organizations from Children’s Wish, Anglican Church of Newfoundland projects, Autism just to name a few.