On November 9th, 2019, Epilepsy South Central Ontario will be hosting its inaugural Culinary Showdown.  The Culinary Showdown includes an all-star lineup of famous Celebrity Chefs who will join the top 50 fundraising foodies to compete for the coveted Culinary Showdown Trophy. This extraordinary challenge gives culinary enthusiasts the opportunity to fundraise in support of Epilepsy SCO for their chance to cook alongside celebrity chefs in a MasterChef style competition as seen on TV!

Guests will have the opportunity to take photos with the Celebrity Chefs, bid on silent and live auction items and mingle with other guests. Following the cocktail reception, the main event will begin! Audience members will enjoy a delicious dinner as the celebrity chefs and their teams of the top 50 fundraisers take the stage. 50 fundraisers will be split into five teams, each team led by a Celebrity Chef. Teams will compete under the spotlight to create three unique dishes, each applying the skills mastered during the Celebrity Chefs School.

Location: Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre

2515 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 6P8


Celebrity Chef School


Famous Celebrity Chefs will teach qualified participants the tricks of the trade and how to become a culinary master. Participants will learn over five 30-minute interactive food demonstrations some great trade secrets on food prep, knife skills, cooking methods, and more.

The Culinary Showdown


A cocktail party kicks off the evening, followed by the  official Culinary Showdown competition. Chefs work with their teams to deliver the ultimate dishes before the clock runs out.


To attend this exclusive event, participants must achieve one of the below minimum fundraising targets:

  • Raise or purchase a ticket for $1,000 to attend the Culinary Showdown

  •  Raise* $2,500 to participate in the Celebrity Chefs School and attend the Culinary Showdown

  • Raise* $3,000 to participate in and bring a guest to the Celebrity Chefs School, and the fundraiser will attend the Culinary Showdown

  • Raise* $4,000 to participate in and bring a guest to the Celebrity Chefs School, and attend the Culinary Showdown with your guest

  • Be one of the Top 50 Fundraisers for the opportunity to participate on stage during the Culinary Showdown

  • Purchase a table for $10,000 to attend the Culinary Showdown

FUN-draising is made easy with our online platform. Gather your friends, family and colleagues to help you reach your fundraising goal. Our team of fundraising experts are here to help you every step of the way. There are so many ways to get creative and share your fundraising efforts. Visit our Fundraising tips page to learn more. 


Qualifying individuals will receive these incredible items:
  • Reserved entry into the Culinary Showdown
  • Company/name entered into program
  • Invitation to the media launch (if applicable)
  • Gift bag
  • Official Culinary Showdown Chef's Jacket/apron
  • Enjoy complimentary food, beverages, and entertainment
  • Meet and greet opportunities with all participating celebrities
  • A unique and memorable experience!
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Proceeds from this event support Epilepsy South Central Ontario

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