FEB 24-26, 2019



Top Chefs, Bartenders & Baristas Take Centre Stage

Calling all chefs, bartenders and baristas! Showcase your talent in our series of culinary, cocktail and coffee competitions that will put your skills and creativity to the test at centre stage.

Garland Canada Culinary Competition

Feb 24-26 - 11am Daily
Culinary Stage

Chefs will duke it out in front of a live audience and three celebrity judges to compete for over $5000 of cash and prizes.

Bocuse d'Or Canada

Feb 26 - 1pm-4pm
Culinary Stage

Watch Canada's top culinary titans face-off for a chance to represent Canada at the world's toughest competition for chefs.

Presented by Garland Canada & Victorinox


Best Ontario Veal Sandwich

Feb 24 - 11am-12:30pm
Local Stage

Hosted by Food Network Canada's John Catucci, culinary students will face-off to create the ultimate veal sandwich.

Presented by Ontario Veal


John Bil Oyster Shucking Competition

Feb 26 - 3:30pm-4:30pm
Bar & Beverage Stage

Go shell to shell against in a competition of speed, precision and presentation at our inaugural oyster shuck-off.

Presented by Raspberry Point

Beyond the Rail

Feb 25 - 3pm-5pm
Bar & Beverage Stage

Canada's best bartenders will be challenged to craft cocktails that are not only imaginative but sustainable too.

Presented by Beam Suntory

Speed Rack

Feb 25 - 9pm-Midnight
Industry Night Out - The Rec Room

Top female bartenders will go head-to-head in a fierce battle of the cocktails! $10 from ticket proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.

National Latte Art

Feb 24-26 - 12pm-4pm
Coffee, Tea & Sweets Pavilion

Presenting their finest cuppas, baristas from across the nation will face-off to see who's latte art reigns supreme.

Coffee in Good Spirits

Feb 24-26 - 12pm-4pm
Coffee, Tea & Sweets Pavilion

Part barista, part mixologist, competitors will develop boozy coffee beverages that showcase the best of both worlds.