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Giveaway: Tickets to Lunch with Celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford at NAIT!

February 18, 2014
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Chef Lynn Crawford is the 2014 NAIT Chef in Residence! I'm giving away a pair of tickets to 'Lunch with Lynn.'
Chef Lynn Crawford is the 2014 NAIT Chef in Residence! I'm giving away a pair of tickets to 'Lunch with Lynn.'

Chef Lynn Crawford is the 2014 NAIT Chef in Residence! I’m giving away a pair of tickets to ‘Lunch with Lynn.’

Each year, NAIT welcomes one high-profile Canadian chef into their week-long Chef in Residence program. The program started in 2009 with chef Rob Feenie, and has continued to bring in incredibly talented, big name chefs over the years, including David Adjey, Susur Lee, Massimo Capra and Chris Cosentino have also all taken up residency in NAIT’s School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts!

This year, the 2014 Chef in Residence is the amazing, celebrity chef Lynn Crawford!

With the help of NAIT students, Chef Lynn Crawford will prepare a 3-course meal on March 13, 2014.

With the help of NAIT students, Chef Lynn Crawford will prepare a 3-course meal on March 13, 2014.

Crawford will spend March 10-14 working directly with lucky NAIT students.

“I’m honoured to be part of the Hokanson Chef in Residence program and spend a week working directly with NAIT students and learning from the experience,” Crawford says. “I look forward to sharing my experiences and philosophies with these up-and-coming chefs.”

Crawford was the first female Canadian invited to participate in the Food Network’s Iron Chef America. This year the battle continued as she competes on Top Chef Masters Season Five and she is one of the judges on Chopped Canada. She’s also starred in the Food Network show Pitchin’ In.

As part of the week-long residency, Crawford will prepare a three-course meal with NAIT students on March 13 called ‘Lunch with Lynn!’ And I’m very happy to say I’ve got tickets to give away for the exclusive (and sure to be delicious) luncheon!

How to win your way into ‘Lunch with Lynn’ at NAIT Ernest’s Restaurant

Thursday, March 13, 2014
11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
NAIT Ernest’s Restaurant (11762 – 106 Street)
One pair of tickets

Leave a comment below telling me what you like about Chef Lynn Crawford OR what you like about NAIT’s Culinary program!

You must include your name and email address so I know how to contact you! Also include your Twitter account if you have one. I will randomly choose winners based on those who have left comments.


You can also get your name entered into the mix more times (this is highly recommended) by:

1) Tweeting out this sentence:

I’ve entered @lindork’s blog giveaway for tickets to @NAIT’s @CHEF_LYNN luncheon! #naitfood #yeg #yegfood #NAIT

2) Following @NAIT on Twitter

3) Liking NAIT on Facebook

* Please let me know in your comment below that you followed NAIT on Twitter or Facebook in order to get the additional entries. ONLY NEW FOLLOWS/LIKES COUNT. Also note these bonus entry options only count IF you have left a comment answering the above question. You must comment to qualify! Note: Comments need to be moderated unless you’ve left a comment before. If you don’t see your comment show up right away, don’t fret! :)

* The contest closing date has changed to March 1, 2014 at 9 p.m. so those who do not win can still have the opportunity to purchase limited tickets that go on sale to the public starting March 3 at 9 a.m.! *

You can also try to win tickets at A Canadian Foodie‘s blog giveaway, The Kitchen Magpie‘s blog giveaway, or enter the official contest. You can also try to purchase very limited seats to the public starting March 3 at 9 a.m.

Good luck! :)

** UPDATE ** Congrats to Alex B! She won the pair of tickets and is excited to take her mom to the luncheon! Thanks to everyone who entered!



  1. I know that NAIT’s Culinary program is top notch in Alberta and recognized across Canada as well. I like to visit the Common Market to try the pastries that the program’s students bake as practice and my family is a frequent visitor of the Meat market where students improve their meat cutting skills.

  2. I hold the NAITculinary program in high regard, so much so that I have encouraged my daughter to apply to the program as this has been a dream of hers. Meeting someone of Chef Crawford’s stature would do a lot to promote to Emily (my daughter) just how much one can succeed in her “field of dreams”.

  3. I love how passionate Lynn is about Canadian Cusine. I am a fan of the NAIT culinary program as that is where my boyfriend studied and he is a great cook.

    I followed NAIT on twitter and on facebook.

  4. I would love to win tickets to see Lynn Crawford at NAIT. I admire Lynn’s willingness to get her hands dirty and be a part of food production, I am also encouraged by the emphasis in NAIT’s culinary arts program to encourage their students to learn more about where the food they cook comes from – really impressed with the new urban cultivator at NAIT, too. (I’m on twitter – @GailMillangJone)

  5. Chef Lynn is great! I really enjoy watching her shows on the Food Network as she really seems down to earth and fun to be around.

  6. I Love NAIT’s culinary program. They are churning out some of the best and brightest restaurant entrepreneurs in this city!

    PS: I liked and followed nait :)

  7. I love how passionate is about food and people. I admire her desire to learn as much as she can about where her food comes from and how she is constantly learning new ways to cook food. She doesn’t look down on anyone. She’s down to earth and just a wonderful person.

  8. I am now following NAIT on Twitter and liked it on Facebook.
    I love NAITs culinary program because it is a world class institution that helps to shape and mold local talent…. And us edmontonion reap the rewards of their hard work :)

  9. I am now following NAIT on Twitter and liked it on Facebook.
    Chef Lynn is the ultimate leader in the Farm to Plate movement. I love her passion for food, kindness and the raw ability to showcase the people that work with such heart to create an amazing product. I cry at every episode!

  10. My cousin is a not-so-recent graduate of the Naits Culinary program and have heard him often reminisce about his ‘learning days’ and the transferrable skills he has retained for his chef career in Copenhagen. Would love to attend for the fantastic experience and also for the bragging rights (especially to my cousin) of meeting Linda Hoang! And Lynn Crawford (squee!). I am following NAIT on Twitter and like on Facebook. Thanks for giveaway!

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