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The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
1 Harbour Square • Toronto, ON M5J 1A6 • Phone: (416) 869-1600 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8559
Local Time: 11:20 PM • Weather: A few clouds, 17 °C / 63 °F

Chef Duff Lampard

The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto is pleased to announce that our very own Chef Duff Lampard was named the 2012 Biz Bash Media Reader's Choice Award Winner as the Toronto In-House Caterer of the Year!

We are extremely honored to be able to feature Chef Duff's cuisine in The Mizzen Restaurant, The Chartroom Bar and Lounge, our in-room dining offerings, and our conference and convention centre facilities.

Chef-Duff-Lampard Meet our Award-Winning Executive Chef Duff Lampard

Chef Duff's training has taken him across Canada and across the Atlantic to London, England where he honed his skills working alongside many of both Canada's and Europe's top Master Chef's. In Canada he was part of the culinary team at Canadian Pacific's Chateau Lake Louise and Jasper Park Lodge in the Rocky mountains. He has made appearances for NBC Today, City T.V., and Rolling Stone magazine. Chef Duff Lampard is committed to those following in his footsteps and cultivating a new generation of young Canadian Chefs and oversees one of the largest and most successful apprenticeship programs in North America.

Read the press release about the 2012 BizBash Media Reader's Choice Award winners.

Chef Duff's Winter Recipe Recommendation:

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8 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped
200ml canned plum tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 cloves of roasted garlic, mashed
28 ml finely chopped red onion
6 to 8 leaves of purple basil, coarsely chopped
15 ml balsamic vinegar
100ml Olive Emporium Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste


Combine chopped fresh Roma tomatoes and chopped plum tomatoes in a small bowl. Add mashed roasted garlic, chopped red onion and purple basil and stir until combined. Incorporate balsamic vinegar and olive oil at the end and finish with sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste. Serve on toasted garlic and herb crostini and garnish with a leaf of fresh basil.

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