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November December 2018

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C A L G A R Y The Tastemarket by SAIT Agenda: Black Box Dessert Challenge Teamwork: At The Tastemarket, the South Alberta Institute of Technology's new downtown location, guests first watch or help chefs and students prepare a main course, and then don aprons to take dessert to new heights—sometimes literally. Finished dishes are judged, awarded prizes and then enjoyed. Desserts can include classic brownies with a unique ingredient, shortcake with a shortcut or a towering cheesecake parfait. Timing: About three hours. Afternoon and evening time slots. Roster: From eight to 24 guests. tastemarket.ca W I N N I P E G The Food Studio Agenda: Challenge Activities Teamwork: Skills-driven competi- tions determine who is King of the Kitchen. Skills include who can crack the most eggs in 30 seconds without breaking the yolks, who can chop the most onions in five minutes and who can make the best mayonnaise or hollandaise sauce in the shortest amount of time. Depending on the size of the group, more than one challenge can be done in one session. Timing: Two to four hours. Daytime and evening times. Roster: Up to 32 participants foodstudio.net H A L I FA X Kitchen Door Agenda: Black Box Challenge Teamwork: Beginning with bites and drinks, participants are divided into teams of three or four. A mystery box with two secret ingredients is given to each team, which they use to make one appetizer. Each team gets an Ask the Chef question and an Ask Google question with a few obsta- cles thrown in along the way. Each team then presents their dish to the judges. Once the winner is selected, everyone sits down to a family-style meal. Timing: Four hours Roster: Up to 24 participants kitchendoor.ca M O N T R E A L Academie Culinaire Agenda: Fighting the Leaders Teamwork: This is one of several exercises where time man- agement, delegation, prioritization and communication are essential to success. After a glass of sparkling wine and an appetizer, your group is divided into teams that will each make a three-course menu based on mystery ingredients. Once the chef's approval has been granted, the teams create their meals, with a winner declared after a taste-test. The Gourmet Rally sees teams creating and enjoying finger foods at culinary stations, switching to a new station every 45 minutes. Timing: Three to four hours Roster: From eight to 40 participants academieculinaire.com November | December 2018 | Ignitemag.ca | 37

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