2019 Chowder Chowdown is bringing the heat!

Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown is coming up fast, here in snow-swept Toronto, and Ontario chefs are preparing to bring unique flavours to heat-up the competition. Celebrating sustainable seafood and good ole fun, here’s the lowdown on the Chowdown. Held at the Fermenting Cellar in the distillery district, the Chowdown is back on February 27, 2019, 7 pm – 10 pm. Top Ocean Wise chefs will compete head-to-head for the title of 2019 Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown Champion in Toronto. We’re looking forward to tasting all the delectable original chowders that feature sustainably caught seafood, and then washing it down with Ontario craft beer and spirits. All proceeds directly support the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program, which helps to ensure ocean life will be abundant for generations to come. Bistro'67 chowder

Who’s sharpening their chef knives to compete

As expected, we have a good number of Feast On® chefs representing Ocean Wise this year. We’ll be cheering on John Morris of 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower; Raul Sojo of Bistro 67 at Durham College; Kyle Fee of The Chef’s Table at Fanshawe College; Chef JW Foster of The Fairmont Royal York; and Chef Matthew Ness of The Local Cafe and Restaurant at Centennial College. Also competing: Chef Felicia de Rose of The Chase Fish and Oyster, Chef Percy Chandrasegaram of Distillery Events; Chef Dawoon Chae of Luma; Chef Matt Dean Pettit of Matty’s Seafood; Chef Doug Neigel of Mercatto; Chef Aaron Linley of Pure Spirits Oyster House; and Chef Thompson Tran of The Wooden Boat Food Company.

Local beer, wine and spirits!

The excitement of the event, paired with chowing down on delicious chowders, will leave you thirsty. But fret not, Ontario’s local beer, wine and spirits have got your back! Expect to punctuate your gastronomic fun with Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co., Top Shelf Distillers, Southbrook Vineyards, among others.

How to Get Tickets

This event sells out fast, so get your tickets sooner rather than later! Click HERE to purchase tickets. Chowder Chowdown Banner  

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