Giveaway: Hockey And Good Food At The Drake’s Charity Barn Burner

Chef Chuck Hughes eyeing the goods at the 2017 Barn Burner. All photo credits go to Johnny C Y Lam.

The chefs are at it again with the hottest food and sporting event this winter. Taking place in Prince Edward County on January 27, 2018, The Drake’s charity Barn Burner gathers some of Toronto and Montreal’s top chefs for smack-talk-fuelled competition, lots of delicious food, and of course, camaraderie.

Tickets for Barn Burner cost $25 (or $50 if you want to hitch a ride on the Barn Burner bus from Toronto and back). At the game, you’ll snack on complimentary finger food from chefs Emma Cardarelli (Nora Gray) and Nick Liu (DaiLo) among others, and all proceeds from the game will go to Community Food Centres Canada, supporting good food for all Canadians, as well as The StoreHouse Food Bank, serving food to those in the Wellington community who need it most. Tickets for the after-party dinner at the Drake Devonshire, where chefs will cook up some of their staple dishes, are $150 each.

The Toronto Grinders

Some of the chefs competing for the Toronto Grinders this year include Rob Gentile (Buca), Grant Van Gameren (Bar Isabel) and Ted Corrado (The Drake). The Montreal Mashers have an impressive line-up too, which includes Danny Smiles (Le Bremner), Montreal-native Anthony Walsh (Oliver & Bonacini) and Antonio Park (Park).

The Montreal Mashers

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Before the game, chefs got to work by roasting a whole lamb right outside the Drake Devonshire.

Joe Beef’s David McMillan got to meet his childhood idol Ken Dryden. He was starstruck.

The Drake’s Chef Ted Corrado skates around the ice with the cup signalling a win for the Toronto Grinders.

Post-game dinner started with a chef huddle before guests arrived…Game time.

Canap├ęs leave the kitchen.

Chef Antonio Park serves up a spicy soup.

Chefs Bruce Leslie and Jamie Kennedy are hard at work inside the kitchen.

Party goers drink and eat the night away.