MONTREAL — Quebec’s first-annual Culinary Showdown is set to take place this fall in Montreal. The first edition of this fundraising event and gala dinner will bring together home cooks, amateur chefs and foodies in support of hereditary breast cancer research.
Celebrity chefs Tyler Florence, Kimberly Lallouz, Mark McEwan, Danny Smiles and Michael Smith will participate in the event, which will be hosted by Brad Smith of Chopped Canada. The celebrity chefs will coach participants on epicurean techniques while the teams compete to earn the title of Culinary Showdown Master. Five teams will compete to create three unique dishes. Each food course is time-sensitive and must use all the “mystery ingredients” provided to create dishes that will be judged for taste and presentation by a discerning panel.
“New ongoing research has revolutionized the approach to breast cancer thanks to constantly evolving research targeted therapy has resulted in more successful therapeutic outcomes and improved survival of patients with breast cancer,” says Dr. André Lisbona and honorary patron of the Culinary Showdown.
“This event is a wonderful way to bring people together and get them to participate, in an original way, in the fight against breast cancer,” says Nathalie Tremblay, president, Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation. “This is an excellent opportunity for our foodies to use their skills in the kitchen for a cause they believe in.”
The event will be held on October 29 at Arsenal Contemporary Art in Montreal.