Chefs announced for the Garland Canada Chef Challenge competition

Announcing the final ten chefs who will be competing in the Garland Canada International Chef Challenge for the grand prize of $10,000. The competition follows a black box format where ten chefs will face off in two separate heats in the festival tent on Friday September 13. The audience is invited to watch the competition…

Ten chefs, ten black boxes, $10,000

 Black boxes, invitation only, a $10,000 prize – it all sounds mysterious and intriguing! But this year everyone is invited to watch as top North American chefs compete for North America’s largest cash prize, all taking place on the PEI International Shellfish Festival grounds. The Garland Canada International Chef Challenge is inviting just ten chefs…

I Came. I Cooked. I Created!

Planning a trip to Prince Edward Island for the International Shellfish Festival? Come early or stay late and experience a Culinary Bootcamp at Holland College! It’s a cooking boot camp you won’t want to miss! You’ve heard all about the award winning Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College – well, now is your chance…

Want to be a part of it all? It’s easy!

Joining in the 2013 PEI International Shellfish Festival can be as simple as a stroll down to the Festival tent (located at the Charlottetown Event Grounds at the corner of Water and Grafton streets), take in some great East Coast music, slurp back some Island oysters or mussels accompanied by the beverage of your choice….

How to shuck oysters

• Hold oyster in the palm of your hand, or hold tightly against a hard surface with the cup or deep side down • Protect your hand by wearing a heavy-duty rubber glove or folded kitchen towel • Keep the bottom shell level to prevent spilling liquor • Locate the hinge and insert a knife…

2012 Competitors

PEI Shiny Sea Oyster Shucking  1. Bradley Gallant –  1:29:412. Melissa Somers – 1:31:313. David Pendergast – 1:34:024. Robert Pendergast – 1:37:515. Marc Dolan – 1:39:046. Phylis Carr – 1:40:287. Jeff Noye – 1:46:228. Matt Smith – 1:46:909. Daniel Oatway – 1:47:7710. Taylor Oatway – 1:51:6211. Dave Mullins – 2:00:4112. Bryan Carr – 2:06:7413. Catherine…

2011 Champions

2011 Champions Shiny Sea Oyster Shucking 1st Place – Simeron Novak 1:34:412nd Place – Taylor Oatway 1:44:773rd Place – David Pendergast 1:46:38  Raspberry Point International Oyster Shucking  1st Place – Eamon Clark2nd Place – Ian Peck3rd Place – Simeron NovakCleanest Plate – Simeron Novak PEI Potato Seafood Chowder Championship 1st Place – Aaron Ferrill, Selkirk…

PEI Potato Seafood Chowders

Attention: Before proceeding you should know that this post will make you crave a bowl of Island Chowder! The 2012 PEI Potato Seafood Chowder Championship took place in 2 heats, Friday September 14 & Saturday September 15. The judges sure had a tough job!              

My Island Bistro Kitchen

  The Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival Barbara Mayhew   www.myislandbistrokitchen.com I love how PEI is embracing its foods from its land and the sea that surrounds it! The Island has long been known for its great seafood and what better way to celebrate it than by hosting a large Shellfish Festival! The best…

International Chef Challenge

If you were not in the festival tent Saturday afternoon during the International Chef Challenge, you should be sure to make this a must attend event for 2013. Just so you know, the dates for 2013 are set for September 19-22. Third weekend of September.  What a fierce competition… 10 international Chefs travelled to Prince…