May 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Sponsored by Algonquin College

Ontario Culinary Challenge

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Culinary events

Experience the innovative and mouth-watering creations of more than a dozen top chefs from across the province as they vie for the $10,000 top prize in the ONTARIO CULINARY CHALLENGE. Each chef will prepare uniquely Ontario small plates, using a selection of 100% local and regional meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. With the support of Wine Country Ontario, chefs will be partnered with Ontario wineries to produce the perfect food-wine pairings, which attendees can sample throughout the night.

Rub elbows with chefs, sommeliers, and media, sample some of the province’s finest wines, and cast your vote to award the first-place prize for the very best of the best in Ontario’s culinary arts.

Immerse yourself in the excellence of Ontario cuisine!


  • Chefs: Wes Van Beek
    Jason Parsons
    Justin Hill
    Nick Benninger
    Hayden Johnston
    Tom Wade
    Eric Wood
    Travis Barron
    Kevin McKenna
    Derek MacGregor
    Marc Lepine
    Louis Simard
    Kyle Woods
    Richard and Julie Lalonde
    Nicolas Gignac
  • Participating wineries: Black Prince
    Château des Charme
    Coyote's Run
    Grange of Prince Edward
    Henry of Pelham
    Palatine Hills
    Pelee Island
    The Good Earth
    Three Dog Winery