Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Hits the Road with Chef Competition


TORONTO — The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair will be hitting the road with a chef competition pitting top local chefs against each other at regional events across Ontario.

The Road to The Royal Chef Challenge will visit three regional fairs and one festival. In each leg of the competition, local chefs will compete in both an entrée and dessert round using secret ingredients sourced from local farmers.

The winners of each regional competition will vie for the title of Royal Chef Challenge Champion during the final round at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Nov. 14.

Celebrity chef and author Ted Reader will serve as master of ceremonies for each competition.
“Regional fairs and festivals give smaller communities the opportunity to come together to celebrate everything that makes them unique,” said Paul Larmer, president of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. “The Road to The Royal Chef Challenge is a great event that showcases the talents of local chefs while highlighting fresh, local ingredients that were grown and cared for by Ontario farmers.”

The Road to The Royal Chef Challenge is scheduled to take place at the Barrie Fair, Paris Fair, Niagara Food Festival and Markham Fair.

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