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Chef’s Series at Taste of Saskatchewan starts off with the Rattlers

Taste of Saskatchewan Chefs Series(SASKATOON, SK) The Taste of Saskatchewan food festival will start off tomorrow with an incredible cooking demonstration on the Safeway Sobeys Stage.

The Chef’s Series is a culinary competition that takes place all week long during A Taste of Saskatchewan in Kiwanis Park, Saskatoon. For the fifth year, Taste of Saskatchewan organizer SaskTel Centre has teamed up with Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan (FFC SK), a group that represents thousands of farm families and food businesses across the province, to present the Farm & Food Care Chef’s Series.

Similar to the TV show 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” to take place Sunday, July 21 at 12:30 PM.

The Safeway Sobeys Stage will feature a special show to jump start the Chef’s Series tomorrow at 12:15PM. The two past winners of the competition, Chef Dana Chadorf and Chef Steve Squier will be leading members of Saskatoon’s newest professional-league basketball team, the Saskatchewan Rattlers in a cook-off to determine which Top Chef is the Top. The basketball players will be cooking with the chefs as well as showing off their basketball skills—at the same time! There will be plenty of audience contests, food samples to try, a door prize draw and all the glorious food at the Taste of Saskatchewan food booths. Saskatchewan Rattlers will be signing autographs following the cooking demonstration.

Competitions start at 4:30 pm Tuesday and run every day on the Safeway Sobeys stage at 12:15, 4:30 and 7:00 PM. Each show will include chances to win prizes and enjoy lots of onstage excitement.

Organizers would like to thank all the sponsors of the Chef’s Series, including: Safeway Sobeys, Cargill, Turkey Farmers of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Egg Producers, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Saskatchewan Oat Growers, 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
cell: 306-341-4750

John Howden
Director of Business Development
SaskTel Centre
cell: 306-222-9903

Anthony McCarthy
Executive Chef
The Saskatoon Club
tel. 306-652-1780

Backgrounder on Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan
Today, less than 3% of Canadians have a direct connection to the farm, which is one reason why so many have questions about how their food is produced. Farm & Food Care works to address consumer questions and inspire more confidence in our farmers and in Saskatchewan-grown foods. To learn more, follow us @FarmFoodCareSK on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or visit Or let us put you in touch with a farmer so you can ask them directly about the food on your table!

Backgrounder on SaskTel Centre
SaskTel Centre is the largest indoor public assembly facility in Saskatchewan. It is Saskatchewan's number one venue for large-scale musical productions, as well as one of the Canada's busiest entertainment and sports venues. SaskTel Centre hosts more than 500,000 guests annually, with seating capacity of approximately 13,000 for concerts and 15,100 for hockey and lacrosse. SaskTel Centre is the home of the Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club of the Western Hockey League and The Saskatchewan Rush of the National Lacrosse League.

Backgrounder on Taste of Saskatchewan
A Taste of Saskatchewan is Saskatoon's festival of fabulous food featuring 31 of Saskatoon's finest restaurants serving their house favorite dishes in beautiful Kiwanis Park from July 16-21, 2019. The extensive menu offers everything from succulent entrées to delicious desserts to specialty items.