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Ocean Wise 2013 Chowder Chowdown Tonight

There's going to be a Chowder Chowdown November 19 at the Distillery District's Fermenting Cellar presented by Vancouver Aquarium's Ocean Wise to determine which chef is the chowder champ.

It's chowder, say it right! Chow-dair... Call it what you will, chowder is delicious. Joining the chowder competition are Ocean Wise chefs who will each make their own chowder. Guests will be able to sample the seafood soups paired with beer and then vote on their favourites.

Tickets cost $50 plus tax (still available online and may be available at the door). The event starts at 7pm tonight.

Participating chefs at the Toronto Chowder Chowdown include:

Charlotte Langley— Executive chef at Catch Seafood Restaurant in Hillcrest Village

Joshua Dyer— Chef de cuisine at Fairmont Royal York's EPIC Restaurant in the Financial District

Koichi Fujioka— Head chef at Hapa Izakaya in Little Italy

Sonia Potichnyi— Executive chef of John & Sons Oyster House in the Financial District

Jason Bangerter— Executive chef of Oliver & Bonacini's Luma and O&B Canteen in the TIFF Bell Lightbox

Doug Neigel— Executive chef of Mercatto Restaurant Group with locations across the city

Thomas Heitz— Executive chef and sommelier of Port Restaurant in Pickering's Frenchman's Bay

Travis Cropley— Chef de cuisine at Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill in the Distillery District (NB: home turf advantage!)

Leanne English— Executive chef for Sodexo at the University of New Brunswick

Maxine Knight— Chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) at Toronto's The Healthy Butcher

Siobhan Dolan— Chef at the Junction's Sweet Potato

Felipe Faccioli— Chef de cuisine at Fishbar on the Ossington strip

Ibrahim Tams— Head chef at Earl's Kitchen and Bar King Street in the Financial District

Stuart Cameron— Co-chef at Starfish Oyster Bed & Grill in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood
[Photo: Distillery District/Yelp]
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Fermenting Cellar

28 Distillery Lane Toronto ON