Chefs Challenge 2014 is exactly one month away on February 8, 2014 at the Toronto Congress Centre! Back in October we announced the exciting news that Giada de Laurentiis was going to headline and now we have the rest of the celebrities involved this year. The last event was an epic and exciting culinary battle and this year will be even better!

Here are your Chefs Challenge team leaders:

  • David Rocco (David Rocco’s Dolce Vita)
  • Bal Arneson (Spice Goddess)
  • Derek Dammann (Maison Publique)
  • Vikram Vij (Vij’s Restaurant/Vij’s Railway Express)
  • Mark McEwan (Top Chef Canada)

They will be judged by the following

  • Giada de Laurentiis (Giada at Home)
  • Scott McGillivray (Income Property)
  • John Catucci (You Gotta Eat Here)
  • Grant van Gameren (Bar Isabel)
  • Maggie McKeown (Donut Showdown)

The top 50 fundraisers who raise a minimum of $2,500 will get to participate in this epic chef showdown for charity. So get out there and start donating to be part of the action! Visit for more details. Hope to see you there!

Check out the video from the last Chefs Challenge in support of Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary.

Proceeds from Chefs Challenge support life-saving work in care and research in women’s cancers at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Mount Sinai Hospital is an internationally-recognized 442-bed acute care academic health sciences centre affiliated with the University of Toronto that is dedicated to delivering the best medicine and patient experience. It is focused on excellence in patient and family-centered care, innovative education and leading-edge research. Clinical strengths include women’s and infants’ health, chronic disease management, specialized cancer, emergency medicine, and geriatrics. Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute ranks in the top ten biomedical research institutes in the world.


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