Thursday, October 24, 2013

Toronto's Hottest Chef 2013

As a co-founder of Toronto's Hottest Chef (Twitter: @TO_Hottest, Facebook: Toronto's Hottest) I thought it would be a tad weird if I didn't do a blog post about my own event. Call it shameless self promotion but hey, it's my event and I want you to buy tickets! Come and support meee! OR come out to support a charity event where you'll enjoy awesome food and booze along with live entertainment, prizes and a swag bag full of goodies to take home. Either one works. It's your choice.

WHAT: The 2nd Annual Toronto's Hottest Chef Grand Finale #TOHottestChef
WHEN: Wednesday, October 30th @ 7:30PM
WHERE: The Great Hall @ 1087 Queen Street West
TICKET: $35. Tickets can be purchased online
WHAT YOU GETAttendees will enjoy delectable canapés created by our 9 finalists and a complimentary cocktail complete with live entertainment, prizes and a swag bag full of goodies to take home and most importantly, take part in a live vote to crown Toronto’s Hottest Chef 2013!
This is a 19+ only event.

After two rounds of online voting, 9 of Toronto’s Hottest Chefs will battle it out on Wednesday, October 30th at The Great Hall to see who can serve up good looks and good eats. In a true battle royale, à la Top Chef, each of the 9 finalists will be challenged to serve up 300 delicious canapés to some of Toronto’s top industry influencers, media and
culinary palettes. Not only are the contestants competing for the ultimate title of “Hottest
Chef 2013,” but the chef who comes out on top will be awarded all of the proceeds raised during the initiative for a charity of their choosing. 

Hosted by Toronto culinary renegade, Zane Caplansky (@Caplansky), the 2nd Annual Toronto's Hottest Chef Grand Finale is sure to be a riotous serving of good looks, good eats and most importantly, a good cause. So buy your ticket now as this is your chance to chum with the hottest of the hot and take part in a live vote to crown Toronto’s Hottest Chef 2013!

Here are the 9 finalists:

Adam Aguire, Sous Chef, The County General - Sick Kid's Hospital Foundation
Devan Rajkumar, Brand Ambassador, Food Dudes & Exceutive Chef, Bosch, Thermador & Gaggenau - Daily Bread Food Bank 
Dorian King, Executive Chef, Canyon Creek - Canadian Cancer Society 
Jason Rosso, Executive Chef, Milestones - Prostate Cancer Canada 
Leah Wildman, Head Chef, Fit Squad Toronto - Children's Breakfast Clubs of Canada 
Rick Roussel, Banquets & Events Cook, Hard Rock Cafe - Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
Robin Dutt, Line Cook, The Drake Hotel - The Stop Community Food Center 
Ross Bonfanti, Owner & Chef, Il Sogno - CNIB 
 Tulio Lessa, Chef de Cuisine, Lil' Baci Taverna - Second Harvest 

But wait there's MORE...!

The official after party to Toronto's Hottest Chef will be hosted below The Great Hall at the Samuel J. Moore. Toronto's Hottest Bartender, Josh Lindley (@josh_lindley) of Bar Isabel will be serving up cocktails and may or may not be celebrating Halloween a little early. Oh and to top it off, the first 150 guests to show their event ticket will receive a free beer from Liberty Village Brewing Co!

A big huge THANK YOU to our sponsors and donors!

I hope to see you there! :D

About Toronto’s Hottest Chef Competition
Presented by party guru Kristina Chau, of Not Your Average Party, and food blogger Stella Yu, of Food Junkie Chronicles, the Toronto's Hottest Chef Competition is developed as a fun and cheeky way to draw attention to Toronto’s robust culinary scene. The event simultaneously promotes bourgeoning local talent while raising money for a good cause. So have your say and vote, chefs get flattered, we raise money for charity - everyone wins!