It’s almost time for one of the largest Poutine Eating Competitions in the country.
Sanctioned by Major League Eating (MLE), the World Poutine Eating Competition (WPEC) will feature three gravy-fueled eating contests.
Major League Eaters from all over the world will take part in the Professional Eat-Off, aspiring eaters from the Official Regional Qualifier Competitions held across Canada will join the Amateur Eat-Off. As well, an assembly of 25 high profile food service industry CEOs will devour endless boxes of fries, curds and gravy in the CEO Charity Eat-Off.
The CEO Charity Eat-Off has raised over $100,000 in charitable donations to benefit the brand’s national charity partner, Friends of We Care. Additional fundraising on-site will be raised through donations at two competing Smoke’s Poutinerie food trucks, the Friends of We Care S’mores Station and donation boxes located throughout the square.
“#WPEC2018 will be a battle of epic proportions,” says Ryan Smolkin of Smoke’s Poutinerie and the creative mastermind behind WPEC.
“We’re stoked to pull our crazy Gravy Train into Yonge-Dundas Square, with all of our event partners and sponsors onboard. Together, we’ll be serving up more than fries, curd and gravy… it’s all about the entertainment.”
There will be no shortage of lumberjack plaid and 80s glam rock tunes as the amps are turned up to eleven.
There will be live music and fans can also indulge in free poutine, free samples of Tennent’s Lager and Magners Irish Cider, Monster Energy’s Get Gronked Nerf Football Activation and sampling, mini gaming tournaments from Activision with the release of the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise (Call of Duty: Black Ops 4), Smoke’s Lego Cabin with Creative Club and more.
World Poutine Eating Championship
When: October 13, 2018
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas Street East, Toronto