Toronto knock-off of Iron Chef will pit Jamie Kennedy against Ted Corrado
The second annual Stop for Food festival is pretty much a rip-off of Winterlicious and Iron Chef, but since it’s for charity, we’ll let it slide. To kick off the month-long prix fixe fête in 19 restaurants, a cook-off will be held on February 22 at the ROM’s C5, where attendees will see Jamie Kennedy (Gilead Bistro), Anthony Davis (Roosevelt Room) and Jason Inniss (Amuse-Bouche) compete against Luis Valenzuela (Torito), Chris Brown (The Stop) and Ted Corrado (of C5, which means he has a home stove advantage). Thirsty traveller Kevin Brauch will be hosting the culinary clash, but no word yet on whether there will be a secret ingredient or a yellow pepper–eating chairman. The event is sold out, but with proceeds going to the Stop Community Food Centre, that’s a good thing. Organizers are presently taking names for the waiting list.