RC SHOW: April 8-10, 2024

Enercare Centre, Toronto

Fried Chicken Sandwich Competition

The Ultimate Sandwich Showdown

Introducing the sizzling hot Fried Chicken Sandwich Competition, a culinary showdown that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Presented by Chicken Farmers of Canada, Club House for Chefs, Premium Foods & Direct Poultry, in partnership with the culinary experts at Quell, you don't want to miss this epic clash of culinary titans and flavours.

With $5000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, do you have the recipe, presentation and innovation to claim the title of the ultimate fried chicken sandwich champion?

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024 at 11:59pm EST


2024 Competition Details

April 10, 2024 - 1pm-4pm, Culinary Stage

  • Round 1 - CFC Fried Chicken Sandwich entrants will submit their application by February 23, 2024
  • Round 2 - Our judging panel will select 4 finalists to compete based on their applications. Finalists will be notified by email of their allotted competition time.
  • Round 3 - Finalists will travel to the RC Show to partake in the live competition on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Winners will be chosen and announced live at the end of the competition


  • $5,000 in cash and prizes
  • Plus top-tier culinary gear from our sponsors and a feature in MENU Magazine post-show

Applicant Criteria

  • Be registered to attend the Restaurant Canada Show 2024
  • Have a minimum of 3-4 years of experience working in a professional kitchen.
  • Be living and working in Canada.
  • Be 19 years of age or older.
  • Complete application in full, by deadline, to be considered valid.
  • Be available to travel at their own expense to Toronto to compete in the live competition, should they be selected, which will take place on April 10, 2024.
  • Be willing to bring any ingredients necessary to complete your sandwich entry - Only cooking equipment will be provided (heavy bottom pot for a shallow fry).

Application Requirements

  • Contact information
  • Resume
  • 1 Reference - contact name, email and phone number
  • Hi-res headshot
  • 50-100 word explanation of why this competition would be meaningful to their career
  • 1–3-minute video of applicant explaining why they are passionate about fried chicken sandwiches or what their story is behind the sandwich.  What makes this sandwich special and stand out amongst the others? To be recorded on phone
  • Picture and or description of your sandwich

Applications will be submitted based on meeting the above criteria and capped at 40 applications on a first come, first served basis.

Application submissions will be reviewed and judged by a panel of culinary experts. Restaurants Canada will not be involved in any of the judging.

Application Deadline: February 23, 2024 at 11:59pm EST