The Hungry Games with Jonny Blonde - Battle of the McMaster’s Chefs will take place at 7PM in Celebration Hall.
Food Network Canada may have had the best food competitions in Canada, until NOW! Join us at The Hungry Games with local Hamilton Chef Jonny Blonde as three McMaster’s Chefs battle in a cook-off to see who’s got the best ‘chops’. As an attendee you will get to learn from Chef Jonny Blonde, who will talk about his unique path to McMaster and into the kitchen. After this, our mystery ingredient will be revealed and you will have a chance to sample three dishes as you watch McMaster Chefs prepare the meal you are eating, right before your eyes! As an audience member you will have a chance to ask the chefs questions and vote on your favourite dish.
If you consider yourself a foodie, you do not want to miss this event!
Battle of McMaster’s Chefs Contestants:
Paul Hoag: Paul Hoag has been at McMaster University for almost five years! He has worked with the top Chefs in Canada, from opening the Trump Hotel and Tower in Toronto to cooking for Charles and Diana at the Royal York, and even competing at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany. Paul is heading to Luxembourg in November to compete at The World Championships with Team Ontario.
Andy Leung: Andy was one of our apprentices who completed our three year apprenticeship program. He was so good we gave him the first McMaster Hospitality Culinary Manager In Training position. Andy currently works out of East Meets West Bistro and is also the driving force behind this year’s Soup Fest in Hamilton, a charity event for Living Rock. The team won Best Designed Station plus two other runner up awards.
Colin Hatherill: Colin started out young as a dishwasher in Ottawa. His started taking cooking positions when he moved to Montreal after high school. He graduated from Algonquin College and began his career with Fairmont Hotels. Colin continued learning through his experience in Banff, Ottawa, Toronto and London, UK. He left Fairmont Hotels in 2015 to take a management position at Pusateri’s Fine Foods, and was an integral part of opening Sak’s Food Hall by Pusateri’s at CF Sherway Gardens.
Colin started his position as Assistant Chef for McMaster University Hospitality Services in February 2017 and is currently working at La Piazza. With Colin’s background in fine dining and right from scratch cooking, he aims to bring authenticity to the meals he creates.
Thanks to the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education for sponsoring this event.