On October 3, 2020, 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.



Be one of the Top 50 Highest Fundraisers and you will earn your Chef jacket, your Chef apron, attend the Celebrity Chef school and compete on stage with one of the Celebrity Chefs during the Culinary Showdown.


  • Raise $4,000 you will receive your chef aprons and participate with 1 guest at the Celebrity Chefs School and attend the Culinary Gala with your guest

  • Raise $3,000 you will receive your chef aprons and participate with 1 guest at the Celebrity Chefs School. Only the fundraiser will attend the Culinary Gala as a guest

  • Raise $2,500 you will receive your chef apron and participate in the Celebrity Chefs School and attend the Culinary Gala as a guest

*REGISTER AS A CONTESTANT to earn the opportunity to compete in the Culinary Showdown 2020.

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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