Island Chef Cooking Competition is looking for professional and amateur cooks alike for its annual event.
Chefs will compete in either amateur or professional rounds on Aug. 21-22 at Vancouver Island Exhibition. Contestants will be plating dishes for the public as well this year, who will be able to purchase tickets to sample the appetizers and vote for their favourite. The votes will be added to the scorecard for each competitor.
In the second round, all chefs will work with on the ingredients from the Thrifty Foods mystery bag and the basic pantry.
The winners from these rounds will advance to the finale on Aug. 23 and face off against Kristina Stauffer from Cassidy Country Kitchen, a major contender from last year’s show.
To apply to be part of the event, please visit www.viex.ca and fill out the application form.
Participants are encouraged to go to the Facebook page and upload a video demonstrating their cooking talents.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 10.