Stay tuned ~ announcement July 5, 2023
Garland Canada International Chef Challenge
The ferocity is real, the tension palpable and the culinary mastery unparalleled. Welcome to the Garland Canada International Chef Challenge, the most prestigious competition of the 2023 PEI International Shellfish Festival.
The heat is ON!
Watch in awe as award-winning chefs go head-to-head in an epic battle for the title of Garland Canada International Chef Challenge. It’s a race against the clock as the highly-talented chefs are challenged to produce epic PEI shellfish dishes.
There’s no room for error in this high stake world-class culinary competition with a $10,000 cash prize on the line for first place. Competitors are expected to bring creativity and originality to their dishes and will be judged on presentation, taste, and menu. The chefs are going to have to put it all on the line to win!
$10K Up for Grabs
With a grand prize of $10,000 at stake, you won’t want to miss this exhilarating competition under the lights of the PEI International Shellfish Festival stage and in front of the live audience. Under the intense pressure of the clock, the chefs will be pulling out all the stops to prove they’ve got the culinary chops to be crowned winner of the 2023 Garland Canada International Chef Challenge.
Cheer on your favourite as the competition unfolds and that mighty PEI shellfish dishes are plated before your eyes – one of them is going to be worth a cool $10K!
This fierce competition is presented by Garland Canada in partnership with the Culinary Institute of Canada. Established in 2003, it is now one of Canada’s longest-running culinary competitions. Stay tuned for more information on 2023 contestants and judging criteria.
2022 Garland Canada International Chef Challenge Winners:
1st – Chef Kyle Puddester, Fork Restaurant, Newfoundland – $10,000
Runner Up – Chef Carmen Ingham, The Pointe Tofino, British Columbia – $2,500