Oysters, mussels and lobster take centre stage during a celebration of PEI’s world-famous shellfish September 13 to 16 at the 2018 PEI International Shellfish Festival, Charlottetown Event Grounds. Join Chefs Lynn Crawford and Michael Smith for a jam-packed schedule of culinary competitions and demos by day, and roof-raising kitchen parties by night.
The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge will be the most prestigious competition of the 2018 PEI International Shellfish Festival. The all Canadian line up of chefs this year is: Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada winner, Ross Larkin, from St. John’s, Newfoundland; runner up, Mark Singson, Chef de Cuisine at Raymonds; 2017 Garland Canada International Chef Challenge winner Jinhee Lee, Executive Chef at Foreign Concept, Calgary, AB; JP Miron of Montreal, QC, Chef de Cuisine at Bocata Restauarant; Darren Rogers, BC Junior Chef of the Year, Chef de Cuisine at Antonio Park’s Park, Montreal, QC; Jesse Zuber from Saskatoon, SK, Executive Chef and Co-owner of Little Grouse on the Prairie; Best of Sea 2018 Chic Chef of the Year Chef Jesse MacDonald from David’s at Rodd Crowbush Golf & Beach Resort ; Jacob Taylor, Tuckshop Kitchen, Toronto, ON; Darren MacLean, Shokunin, Calgary, AB; Jonny O’Callaghan, Noble Bistro, Mississauga, ON; and Michelle Matheson, The Pointe Restaurant, Tofino, BC.
The next crop of aspiring chefs will test their culinary chops at the Junior Chef Challenge presented by Dairy Farmers of Canada. Get ready for a display of kitchen skills and creativity as young culinary masters compete to win a $1,000 cash prize in this live action challenge hosted by Chef Michael Smith. Watch as youth aged 9 to 15 transform raw ingredients into mouth-watering, culinary creations showcasing PEI shellfish, including mussels, oysters, lobster and clams. Apply online at www.peishellfish.com by August 3.