TORONTO — Six regional fairs will welcome a travelling chefs’ competition this summer and fall, as part of The Royal Agriculture Fair’s Road to the Royal Chef Challenge.
Canadian barbecue chef Ted Reader will serve as the master of ceremonies for the competition, judging 45-minute heats where local chefs create two dishes using secret ingredients, featuring locally grown or locally produced foods. “These events will showcase fresh ingredients that can be found in local restaurants in Ontario and at the same time it also celebrates the amazing talent of the chefs,” said Sandra Banks, CEO of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Competitions will be held at the following Ontario fairs in the months to come: the Peterborough Exhibition, Aug. 9; the Barrie Fair, Aug. 23; the Paris Fair, Aug. 31; the Great Northern Exhibition in Collingwood, Sept. 21; the Markham Fair, Oct. 5; and the Norfolk Fair in Simcoe, Oct. 11.
The winners of each regional event will compete for the title of Royal Chef Challenge Champion at The Royal Agriculture Fair in Toronto Nov. 15.