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Delicious Food Show 2014

Mario Batali.

Domique Ansel (aka “The Cronut® Guy” ).

Tyler Florence.

They’re coming to town for the annual Delicious Food Show, running from October 17 to 19 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

The Delicious Food Show is a 3 day food-lovers event designed to engage visitors in a delicious, all food, lifestyle and entertaining experience featuring hundreds of exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, hands-on workshops, book signings, and appearances by Food Network and international celebrity chefs.

Delicious Food Show Celebrity Chefs

The Exclusive Chef Series features workshops by Mark McEwan (Top Chef Canada), Nadia G (Bitchin’ Kitchen), Chuck Hughes (Chopped Canada & other shows, cookbook author), Lucinda Scala Quinn (Martha Stewart Living), Tyler Florence (Great Food Truck Race) and Roger Mooking (Chopped Canada).

Plus, The Food Network Celebrity Stage will host appearances by chefs Mario Batali (Celebrity chef & author), and Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel.

Go meet chefs that you’ve read about and seen on TV.

Mario Batali Restaurants widget

I had to share this screenshot from Mario Batali’s website. Awesome idea. Play here.

Delicious Food Show Sandwich Smackdown

Foodies on Foot presents the Sandwich Smackdown sponsored by Ace Bakery. Competitors Chefs Carlos Flores (No. 7 Hot Sauce and Cafe Con Leche), Breanne Coulton (Compass Group), and Martin Kouprie (Pangaea) will face off to create the ultimate sandwich.

The competition will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges including Matt Basile – aka Fidel Gastro (Travel and Escape’s Rebel Without A Kitchen, food truck Fidel Gastro’s and restaurant Lisa Marie), Andrea Nicholson (Food Network’s Restaurant Takeover, Killer Condiments, Top Chef Canada season 1 competitor), Trista Sheen (Top Chef Canada, Crush Wine Bar), and one guest.

Go cheer on your favourite chef and eat some sandwiches.

Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium, Delicious Food Show edition

Join Abbey in her pavilion sponsored by Samuel Adams and Fresita sparkling wine. This edition of Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium will pit 8 of Toronto’s top chefs against each other.

For only $5, you can purchase and sample any of the 16 dishes participating chefs have created using pantry items like Canola Growers, Vitamix, Samuel Adams, Fresita, Strauss Water, Italpasta, Sharwoods, Lagostina, Barry Callebout and more.

Participating chefs include Matty Matheson (Parts & Labour / P&L Burger), Jonathan Hamilton (Home of the Brave), Nick Liu (Dailo), Vittorio Colacitti (The Good Son / Top Chef Canada), Basilio Pesce (Porzia) and more.

Eat some delicious food. Fill up for only $5.

Other Delicious Food Show highlights

  • Over 100 exhibitors selling premium products and fine foods. (Exhibitor list)
  • Indigo Bookstore booth with book signings
  • Taste Canada Cooks the Books will pair one famed Canadian cookbook author with groups of students who will have to prepare one recipe from the author’s book to vie for the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chef
  • Naturally Delicious: Vendors with foods and products that are all-natural, organic, raw, gluten-free, free of additives and preservatives, and overall promote a healthy lifestyle
  • #DeliciousHotspot will highlight some of Toronto’s top restaurants and pop-ups, with show attendees able to purchase samples to taste their edible excellence

The name doesn’t lie. It really is a delicious food show.

Delicious Food Show: Details

Dates and hours

Friday, October 17th, 2014: 10 am – 9 pm
(Nadia G’s Bitchin’ After Party: 9 pm – 1 am)
Saturday, October 18th, 2014: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, October 19th, 2014: 10 am – 6 pm


Direct Energy Centre, Hall A
100 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K3C3


$15-$22 (Delicious Food Show tickets – Get price details and buy online)


Website // Facebook (/deliciousfoodshow) // Twitter (@DeliciousShow) // Instagram (DeliciousFoodShow) // Pinterest (DeliciousShow)

And the hashtag #DFS14

In the upcoming weeks I’ll announce how you can win a pair of tickets to the show. Hint: One of the requirements for a bonus entry will be subscribing to the Pork Ninjas newsletter.

Update: Contest here.


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