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"Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge One of the Exciting Events at The Royal Agriculture Fair

The "Road to the Royal" Chef Challenge has completed it's tour of 6 Ontario Fairs and the newest winner is Scott McRae, the head chef at David’s Restaurant in Port Dover. Scott edged two other challengers this weekend at the Road to the Royal cooking competition at the Norfolk County Fair. 

David’s Restaurant is located on the North Shore of Lake Erie just 5 min. away from downtown Port Dover at 168 New Lakeshore Road. The restaurant sources and develops it's menus with the freshest of local, seasonal ingredients - from produce to fresh trout, perch, pickerel, produce, lamb and beef  - the best Norfolk County has to offer!

The winners of each regional competition will move forward to semi-final rounds which will be held on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 at The Royal in Toronto. The top two regional finishers and a top Toronto chef will vie for the title of Royal Chef Challenge Champion during a final round at The Royal on Saturday, November 15. Funding support for this program has been provided to The Royal by the Government of Ontario. In addition to TSC Stores, The Road to The Royal Chef Challenge is also sponsored by The Egg Farmers of Ontario, which represents approximately 440 egg farmers and pullet growers.


The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show.  This year, The 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 7-16, 2014 in the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. For competition schedules, live webcasting, results and to purchase tickets, please visit www.royalfair.org.

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