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Blades management team cooking with Saskatchewan grown foods to kick off the Chef’s Series culinary competition

July 17, 2018

(SASKATOON, SK) The Taste of Saskatchewan food festival kicks off today with an incredible cooking demonstration on the Safeway Sobeys Stage.

Chef's Stage at Taste of SaskatchewanThe Chef’s Series is a culinary competition that takes place all week long during A Taste of Saskatchewan in Kiwanis Park, Saskatoon. For the fourth year, Taste of Saskatchewan organizer SaskTel Centre has teamed up with Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK), a group that represents thousands of crop and livestock farmers, chefs and agriculture businesses in the province, to present the Farm & Food Care Chef’s Series.

Similar to Chopped! chefs will compete throughout the week using ‘black boxes’ filled with mystery ingredients grown in Saskatchewan. The winner moves onto the next round, with the final match-up for the title of “Top Chef Saskatchewan” on Sunday, July 22 at 12:30 PM.

The Safeway Sobeys Stage will feature a special show to jump start the Chef’s Series today. Chef Anthony McCarthy, Executive Chef of The Saskatoon Club, will be cooking with the Blades management team and Poke Check, the Blades mascot for an amazing cooking demonstration at 12:15 pm. Samples of their creations will be available in return for donations of cash or food tickets which will be presented to the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre.

Competitions start at 4:00 pm today and run daily on the Safeway Sobeys stage at 12:15, 4:00 and 7:00 PM. Every show will include chances to win prizes and enjoy lots of onstage excitement. Even better, visit the Farm & Food Care booth to enter the onsite draw for a new barbecue!

Organizers would like to thank all the sponsors of the Chef’s Series, including: Safeway Sobeys, Cargill, French’s, SaskCanola, Turkey Farmers of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Egg Producers, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, SaskBarley, Prairie Pride Natural Foods, Great Western Brewing Company and the Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan. All of these products—including many other Saskatchewan-grown foods—will be featured at the festival.

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For more information, contact:
Clinton Monchuk
Executive Director, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
306.477.FOOD (3663) |

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