Chefs’ Challenge

The BC Chefs’ Challenge Championships is a Must Watch Culinary Showdown

Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00pm


TBA courtesy of Hills Foods            

Open garnish. Using your own platter is allowed following PNWBA rules.

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Hills Foods is an original sponsor of The Canadian Festival. They provide incredibly different kinds of proteins to our Chefs’ Challenge Category. We have seen crocodile ribs, loin of kangaroo and even musk ox tenderloins. They love giving the cooks a challenge!

Teams will be given four pounds of bison short ribs courtesy of Hills Foods to perform their magic on. We have seen loin of Kangaroo and rack of Muskox taken to amazing heights. In 2012 there was a Northern Surf and Turf theme with a side of Arctic Char (Albion Fisheries) and a Bison Sirloin (Hill’s Foods) presented by the sponsors to each team. There was a really popular protein with the teams in 2017. A large piece of boar belly was given to competitors and it was elevated to amazing heights! The winning entry was an Asian flared Crispy Boar Belly from Pitbull BBQ & Rubs. We don’t know what surprises Mark Hills might have in store for us in 2020 but we are sure it will make for another delicious entry! We will post the mystery protein ingredient here when it has been finalized.

The entry fee for the Chefs Challenge Championships is included in Sunday’s BC BBQ Championships. If a competitor wanted to compete in the Chefs’ Challenge or just a couple of Saturday categories the independent entry fee is $50.