The Royal will be back on the road for its third annual Egg Farmers of Ontario Road to The Royal Chef Challenge, rekindling their historic connection with regional fairs and festivals across Ontario. Four Fair/Festivals across Ontario served as venues to qualify a local restaurant chef to participate in the semi- final rounds to be held at The Royal on November 6th & 7th. The winning chef from each semi-final round will move onto the Grand Finale on Saturday, November 14th, in which they will face off against each other and the winning chef from the Toronto Chef Challenge.
Joining The Royal on the road is chef Ted Reader, the "Godfather of the Grill". Chef Ted claims his quest in life to be to create "real food for real people" and has a passion for helping novice chefs. Look for the Road to The Royal Chef Challenge coming to the Barrie Fair - August 29, Paris Fair Sept 6th, Niagara Food Festival Sept 12th and, Markham Fair - October 4th, wherechefs who love cooking with local food will demonstrate their talents . The Chefs will create 2 dishes in two 30 minute rounds using a “secret ingredient”—locally grown or produced food products from the local region. Be sure to come out and cheer your local champions on in the 2015 Road to The Royal this Fall.
The Royal Chef Challenge continues to be partially funded by the Government of Ontario. The views expressed in this publication are the views of The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.