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Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium: Battle Two is Here!

 

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Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium (AKS) is a celebration of Toronto’s vibrant food culture that brings together the city’s hottest restaurant, food truck and pop-up vendor chefs to raise money for local food initiative, My Food My Way. My Food My Way is a youth nutrition education program that aims to engage youth in food and nutrition in a way that makes sense to them. Rather than distributing nutrition facts or telling students what they should eat, MFMW seeks to empower them using hands-on learning, and collaborative education to make healthy choices for themselves.

AKS combines the model of the casual pop-up party with the diner interaction and entertainment quality of an action-packed cooking competition.

This is how it’s all going to go down:

At each event, there’s a secret ingredient chosen that will be revealed when you show up to the event.

Four Toronto culinary superstars will each prepare two dishes that showcase the chosen ingredient, and you will have the chance to purchase whatever your heart desires for $6 per item.  Delicious beer, wine and cocktails will also be available throughout the duration of the event for $6.

Approximately 2/3 of the way through the event, chefs will be invited one at a time to present their dishes to our panel of celebrity judges on the stadium stage. The judges will provide appropriate commentary and evaluate the dishes on taste, presentation, and originality.

Meanwhile, all of this action will be filmed and projected live onto a large screen for guests to watch, between which DJ Michael Anthony will be pumping out the tunes for your entertainment. There will also be food product gift baskets being raffled off so you could go home with a full belly AND a basket!

After each of the three consecutive battles, a winning chef will be selected to move onto the championship battle taking place at the Delicious Food Show on the Food Network celebrity stage. The final “wild card” competitor for the championship battle will be selected by YOU via an online poll.

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BATTLE TWO Chefs:

  • Andres Marquez and Howard Dubrovsky of Fonda Lola
  • Rodney Bowers of Hey Meatball & Food Network
  • Peter Ramsay of the *NEW* Geraldine
  • Jesse Vallins of The Saint

BATTLE TWO Judges:

  • Trish Magwood (Food Network, Celebrity Cookbook Author)
  • Mike Chalut (Proud FM, TV Actor)
  • Vita Chambers (Pop Star Recording Artist of Hit Song “Fix You”)
  • Maggie McKeown (Food Network Judge)

BATTLE ONE Secret Ingredient:

Um… it’s a secret? But for those with food restrictions, please know the ingredient itself is vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free (the prepared dishes, however, may or may not be).

BATTLE ONE details:

July 21st 1-4pm
MOD Club 722 College St W

$10 tickets online. $15 at the door, pending availability. More information can be found on the facebook event page.

A portion of all food and ticket sales, and 100% of raffle ticket sales will be going to My Food My Way.

Tickets are available now via Uniiverse.

July 19, 2013 | By | Reply More

Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium: Battle One is Coming!

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Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium (AKS) is a celebration of Toronto’s vibrant food culture that brings together the city’s hottest restaurant, food truck and pop-up vendor chefs to raise money for local food initiative, My Food My Way. My Food My Way is a youth nutrition education program that aims to engage youth in food and nutrition in a way that makes sense to them. Rather than distributing nutrition facts or telling students what they should eat, MFMW seeks to empower them using hands-on learning, and collaborative education to make healthy choices for themselves.

AKS combines the model of the casual pop-up party with the diner interaction and entertainment quality of an action-packed cooking competition.

This is how it’s all going to go down:

At each event, there’s a secret ingredient chosen that will be revealed when you show up to the event.

Four Toronto culinary superstars will each prepare two dishes that showcase the chosen ingredient, and you will have the chance to purchase whatever your heart desires for $6 per item.  Delicious beer, wine and cocktails will also be available throughout the duration of the event for $6.

Approximately 2/3 of the way through the event, chefs will be invited one at a time to present their dishes to our panel of celebrity judges on the stadium stage. The judges will provide appropriate commentary and evaluate the dishes on taste, presentation, and originality.

Meanwhile, all of this action will be filmed and projected live onto a large screen for guests to watch, between which DJ Michael Anthony will be pumping out the tunes for your entertainment. There will also be food product gift baskets being raffled off so you could go home with a full belly AND a basket!

After each of the three consecutive battles, a winning chef will be selected to move onto the championship battle taking place at the Delicious Food Show on the Food Network celebrity stage. The final “wild card” competitor for the championship battle will be selected by YOU via an online poll.

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BATTLE ONE Chefs:

  • Matt Basile of Lisa Marie (NEW) & Fidel Gastros
  • Matt Pettit of Rock Lobster Co.
  • Rocco Agostino of Enoteca Sociale & Pizzeria Libretto
  • Bruce Woods of Woods Restaurant (NEW)

BATTLE ONE Judges:

  • James Cunningham (Eat St)
  • Bruce Croxon (Dragon’s Den)
  • Jordan Hastings (Alexisonfire Drummer, Co-Founder Dine Alone Foods)
  • Peter Neal (Neal Brothers Owner)

BATTLE ONE Secret Ingredient:

Um… it’s a secret? But for those with food restrictions, please know the ingredient itself is vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free (the prepared dishes, however, may or may not be).

BATTLE ONE details:

May 26th 12-4pm
MOD Club 722 College St W

$10 tickets online. $15 at the door, pending availability (there is NO guarantee of door sales). More information can be found on the facebook event page.

A portion of all ticket profits & food sales will be donated to My Food My Way.

Tickets are available now via Uniiverse.

May 13, 2013 | By | Reply More

TUM presents Sips and Nibbles with Abbey’s Kitchen

On February 16, Abbeys Kitchen hosted Sips and Nibbles (SnN), presented by the Toronto Underground Market (TUM) for a food-themed Valentine’s Day event. SnN was held at Steam Whistle Brewery and featured an all-you-could-eat menu from La Carnita, Fidel Gastro, Rock Lobster, Babi and Co, ESE, Neptuno Oysters, Hotbunzz and more. There were also fabulous cocktails provided by alcohol sponsors including Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Forty Creek Whisky, Dillon’s Distillers, Huff Estates Winery, Tromba Tequila and of course, Steam Whistle. Gastropost was there handing out pictures snapped by #SnN attendees to remember the night. All in all, Sips and Nibbles was the perfect way to spend a snowy and romantic February evening.

For more information on the Toronto Underground Market, visit yumtum.cafacebook.com/TOundrgroundmkt, @TOundrgroundmkt.

Follow Abbey at www.abbeyskitchen.com, @AbbeysKitchenfacebook.com/abbeys-kitchen.

Tickets for the March 6, 2013 TUM are still available, purchase here.

March 5, 2013 | By | Reply More

Sailor Jerry at Sips and Nibbles

Sailor Jerry is a straight-up, no-nonsense rum, crafted from a selection of rums distilled in the Caribbean. Master blenders “marry” the rums to an exacting recipe, then infuse it with a one-of-kind mix of spices and other natural flavors, most notably vanilla and a touch of cinnamon. The result is high-quality, old-school spiced rum. An enduring classic, not a fly-by-night fancy.

For more information, visit sailorjerry.com.

March 5, 2013 | By | Reply More

Neptuno Oyster at Sips and Nibbles

Neptuno is a boutique oyster catering company that specializes in sustainably-sourced Canadian oysters and amuse bouches. Experience by Design. Oysters Reimagined. The Neptuno commitment is to consistently deliver an experience that fuses classic delicacies with artistic design, while operating with exceptional service and attention to detail. Based in Toronto, Neptuno was founded on the principle that what’s important about gourmet cuisine is not simply what it can take you, but where it can bring you. Flavour, texture, design, and scent are the building blocks of the Neptuno approach and form the holistic sensory experience that makes us unique.

For more information on Neptuno, visit neptuno.ca.

March 5, 2013 | By | Reply More