OAKVILLE, Ont. — East Side Mario’s is hosting the Niels Kjeldsen Pasta Challenge Award at CW Shasky in Oakville, Ont. on July 28, where five Canadian finalists will compete for the best pasta dish.
The award, sponsored by Barilla, was open to all East Side Mario’s kitchen staff nation-wide. The five semi-finalists, four from Ontario and one from Halifax, were chosen by East Side Mario’s executive chef, Kevin Maniaci .
The final competition, which will see one chef’s pasta dish awarded first prize, will be judged by chef Kevin Maniaci and Barilla executive chef, Lorenzo Boni.