Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Juniper’s Dueling Chef Challenge

Juniper’s Dueling Chef Challenge is a head to head culinary competition, involving chefs from Ottawa and the Ottawa valley region, hosted by Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar.

Juniper Dining


Events will take place Monday nights, starting on January 11, 2010 through to March 15, 2010.  There will be no competition on Monday February 15

The competition will involve two teams: Team Juniper and the team representing the restaurant/chef invited on the chosen Monday evening. 

Each team will consist of three members:  each Chef working with two other cooks.  The teams will have a set amount of time to produce a four course tasting menu to be served to a live audience, as well as to the Judges working on the evening.  The Teams will be competing for bragging rights on any given Monday night over the winter of 2010.

The schedule:

  • January 25th the Court Yard

  • February 1st Benitz Bistro

  • February 8th Lago

  • February 22nd Castel Garth

  • March 1st

  • March 8th Absinthe Cafe

  • March 15th Sweet grass Bistro


Non-competition canapés and cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., with service to follow at 7:00 p.m.  Service will be completed around 9 p.m. with the winning team announced shortly thereafter.

Juniper kitchen and Wine Bar is working together with local sponsors, Sasloves Meat Market, Beaus Brewery, and C.A Paridis, in an effort to support local charities this winter.

50 tickets available for each Monday night event, tickets selling for $135.00 plus tax and gratuity, all food and beverages included. Proceeds from each night will be donated to local charities, including the Ottawa Humane Society.

Check out Ron Eade's blog post about the first night of the competition!



For further information on Dueling Chefs 2010, please contact
Greg O’Brien 613-728-0220 or email gregobri@gmail.com

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