5 chefs, eggs galore and a Canadian culinary adventure


What do you get when you take five talented chefs from across Canada, present them with a fantastically food-centric challenge, and add plenty of Canadian eggs into the mix?

Well, you could certainly say Foodie Heaven. But more specifically, the answer this time was a very special night called #FarmToChef.

The concept for #FarmToChef is simple: ask each of the five participating chefs to develop an egg-inspired recipe that celebrates fresh, seasonal ingredients from their province or region.

But this is also where things get interesting…

Because the events happen simultaneously in five cities across the country—Vancouver, Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal, the participating chef in each city is on the hook for serving up their creation, along with the dishes invented by the other four chefs. Talk about a tall order!

This was a great way to celebrate Canada’s culinary diversity and highlight that eggs are always in season and always in style, regardless of where you live in Canada.

Not surprisingly, the participating chefs—including Lynn Crawford from Ruby Watchco, Marysol Foucault from Edgar, Craig Flinn from Chives, Trevor Bird from Fable, and Patrice Demers from Patrice Pâtissier—were more than up to the challenge.

Foodies, bloggers, friends and local chefs were treated to culinary delights including a wild mushroom royale with sweet pea and basil sauce, scallion and corn pancakes with kimchi and seasonal veg, soy stained devilled eggs with Dungeness crab, peach and cornbread trifle and a truly pallet-pleasing crème au citron with blueberries, white chocolate and sweet clover Chantilly, and poppy seed meringues.

If those dishes weren’t enough to help elevate the egg to incredible new heights, the wine pairings from local wineries—a dry white with notes of citrus, pear, and apple paired with devilled eggs and crab—sure did the trick.

At the end of a night, #FarmToChef guests walked away happy and inspired—when you consider how well our chefs used eggs to create original and innovative dishes, it’s not hard to see why!

How do you elevate the humble egg to new culinary heights? Share your foodie photos with us using the hashtag #FarmToChef.