Maple Masters

100 Maple Masters. Four Seasons. One Road.

What is a Maple Master?

Maple Masters are brilliantly creative epicureans who are part of a select group of 100 artisans meticulously chosen by the FPAQ from among the greatest chefs in the world. Their distinguishing characteristic is an unconditional love for top quality local products. They constantly hone their talent and keep a special place in their menus for maple, one of our most delicious natural resources. A Maple Master tantalizes us with the taste of maple in all its forms.

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Maple Ambassadors abroad

In Quebec, you will find Maple Masters all along the Maple Gourmet Road, in every corner of the province. But if you look further, you’ll find Maple Masters in France and Japan as well, putting their boundless creativity to work to create new taste experiences.

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Contest 2014

Maple Masters Contest
This year's theme: "Cooking with Quebec's maple alcohols"

Cooking with Quebec's maple alcohols is the theme for the 2014 edition of the Maple Masters contest. It is divided into two categories: the Grand Prize and "Maple Cocktail" Special Mention. For the seventh year, the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is inviting the Maple Masters and their teams to showcase their talent and imagination in search of new creations and flavours.

Grand Prize category: Participants are tasked with creating delicious dishes that include maple-syrup- or maple-water-based alcohols fermented in Quebec. Eligible dishes: cold or hot appetizers, main courses and desserts. 

Special Mention category: Participants are tasked with creating an original cocktail using a maple alcohol from Quebec.


Grand Prize category: The grand prize is a five-day training course at the two-Michelin-starred Montecristo restaurant at Hotel du Castellet in France, in 2015. This is a unique opportunity to work with Christophe Bacquié and his team!  This prize includes transportation, accommodation and meals.

"Maple Cocktail" Special Mention category: The winner of this category will receive a $750 scholarship.

Please contact us for further information.

Winner, Grand Prize category

Jean-Claude Chartrand, chef and owner of L'Orée du Bois restaurant for his Beggar's Chicken Scented with Maple Leaves and Charles-Aimé Robert.

Winner, ''Maple Cocktail'' Special Mention category

Pierrick Jallais, mixologist at the Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile For his Magic of Maple cocktail.