Fourteen Chefs from across Ontario will throw down at the annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown in the Distillery District this November.
In support of Ocean Wise sustainable seafood programs, culinary heavyweights will go “ladle-to-ladle” in this soup-centric cook-off as attendees and a panel of judges sample catfish-caviar chowder, oyster-bacon chowder, and more, before casting their votes to name the 2017 champion.
“Toronto continues to grow its support of sustainable seafood as more chefs join the program and consumers can increasingly find the Ocean Wise symbol on menus and in fish markets. This event is essentially a party to celebrate that, featuring some of the most notable names in Ontario’s restaurant industry and some of the region’s top breweries, too,” said Ann-Marie Copping of Ocean Wise in a press release.
“It’s a great chance to try some local Ontario sustainable seafood while rubbing elbows with like-minded foodies and chefs who are all part of this powerful movement.”
Ticket prices include the chance to taste all 14 chowders plus refreshments provided by Side Launch, Mill Street, Brickworks Cider House, and Walter Caesar, to name just a few.
Participating chefs include:
- Chef Rory O’Leary, The Beverly on Locke
- Chef Raul Sojo, Bistro ’67
- Chef Chris Torgis and Chef Joel Gray, Bruce Wine Bar
- Chef Nick Moore, Centennial College: The Local Café and Restaurant
- Chef Murray McDonald, Cluny Bistro & Boulangerie
- Chef de Cuisine Joshua Dyer, Distillery Events and Archeo
- Chef Laura Maxwell, Le Sélect Bistro
- Chef Dave Mottershall, Loka
- Chef Samantha Joyce, PORT Restaurant
- Chef Danny Chae, Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill
- Executive Chef Matt Hemmingsen, Peninsula Ridge Winery
- Chef Rodrigo de Romana, Rodney’s Oyster House
- Chef Charlotte Langley, Scout Canning
- Chef Keith Pears, SOCO Kitchen + Bar
Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown
When: November 14
Where: Fermenting Cellar, 28 Distillery Lane, Toronto
Price: $60 available online.
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