Jan 27, 2014

 Chopping Block presented by Urban Fare & 102.7 The Peak

Vancouver foodies, take note! You won’t want to miss the BC Home + Garden Show’s first-ever Chopping Block challenge, a high-stakes culinary competition designed to find the city’s top home chef, in partnership with Urban Fare and 102. 7 The Peak.

Hosted by Ned Bell, executive chef of the Four Seasons Vancouver, Chopping Block will see four contestants take the Urban Fare Cooking Stage on Saturday, February 22 from 2-4PM. Each competitor will race against the clock to create the ultimate three-course meal using mystery ingredients from Urban Fare, as chosen by public vote. Course by course, one chef will be “chopped” from the competition by an expert judging panel led by Vikram Vij, executive chef of Vij’s and Rangoli, Urban Fare executive chef Ryan McDonald and 102.7 The Peak host Clinton Herman, until just one remains. The winner of Chopping Block will receive a deluxe flightseeing and dining experience for four valued at $3,500, courtesy of Urban Fare and Helijet. Keep reading to learn how you to can enter!

Announced last week at an exclusive preview party for the BC Home + Garden Show at Urban Fare, Chopping Block kicked off with a unique social media challenge. Guests were asked to tweet photos of their favourite Urban Fare products using hashtag #UFchoppingblock. Not only did these tweets help to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital (a donation was made for every tweet), but they also helped to create a grocery list of potential mystery ingredients to be revealed during Chopping Block! From today until Sunday, February 16, you can visit the Home + Garden Events Facebook page to vote for your top picks – and enter to win a $50 gift card to Urban Fare. 

Click here to vote!

Think you have what it takes to compete in Chopping Block? 102.7 The Peak is on the hunt for four fearless home chefs ready to put their cooking chops to the test, but beware – this cutthroat competition is not for the faint of heart. Click here to visit 102. 7 The Peak for entry details. Hurry! You only have until Friday, February 7 to enter. 

Stay tuned to the BC Home + Garden Show Facebook page and Twitter feed to see the big reveal of the four chosen contestants the week of February 10! Bon app├ętit.