The Chef Collective’s Live Culinary Battles Return

The Chef Collective with photos from contestants: Chef Imrun Texeira, Chef Jerome Robinson, and Chef Sam Medeiros

TORONTO — After a three-year hiatus, The Chef Collective’s underground chef-battle series is returning to Toronto. Founder, chef Joe Friday, will co-host the kick-off battle event with chef Devan Rajkumar at Toronto’s Boehmer on Oct. 17. Competitors include chef Jerome Robinson, chef Sam Medeiros and chef Imrun Texeira.

Using a secret ingredient, the competitors will have to create two original dishes in just one hour. The industry panel to judge the dishes includes Top Chef Canada season-nine winner chef Erica Karbelnik, grill master chef Robert Rainford, restaurateur and Iron Chef Canada season-six winner chef Paul Boehmer and Canada’s premier cheese expert, Afrim Pristine.

“We’re thrilled to re-launch The Chef Collective battle series in Toronto this fall, and to continue providing a platform for chefs to showcase their incredible culinary talent,” says Friday. “Our high-octane series is a must-attend event for anyone who appreciates culinary art and enjoys a good battle.”

Tickets are now available online. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to support Habitat for Humanity Canada.

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