C2 Online: Introducing tasty Culinary Challenges tackling topical food issues

C2 Editorial Team
Do you have an appetite for a little adventure? If yes, then C2 Online — Montréal 2020 may have just the savory quests you’ve been craving with Culinary Challenges.

Bound to be hugely popular, the immersive Culinary Challenges are a new initiative in collaboration with La Tablée des Chefs, a Montreal-based organization committed to feeding people in need and providing culinary education for youth. The Challenges see participants testing their kitchen chops creating delicious dishes made with local food while delving into the critical issues of food accessibility and food waste and — most importantly — what they can do about it.

There are two Challenges, October 21 and 27. Upon registration for a Challenge, through the C2 Online platform, participants will receive the rules to be followed, a detailed explanation of how to proceed and helpful tips. Each Challenge takes place in three steps:

1) The gathering of ingredients, with a twist: you’ll have to get creative with your sourcing because meals must be made without spending any money. So don’t toss out those old-looking veggies in your fridge — they are your friend.

2) The actual cooking of the food (on your own time and at your own pace, and with a little help from well-known Montreal chef and restaurateur John Winter Russell via video).

3) Live collaborative conversation sessions with participants that discuss the experience while digesting new ways of exploring and addressing food issues.

Presented by The Charles Bronfman Prize, the October 21 session will feature a live conversation between Jean-François Archambault, Director and Founder of La Tablée des Chefs, and David Hertz, winner of the 2019 Charles Bronfman Prize for his commitment to food security. Instagram will present the October 27 session, where John Winter Russell will be speaking with chef Fisun Ercan from Bika Farm. At both sessions, and with the help of participants, solutions to better manage food consumption and reduce waste, especially relevant in this time of crisis, will be discussed. Space for the Culinary Challenges is limited — it’s first come, first served — so don’t wait to sign up once registration opens!


Take your seat at the table

Accept a Culinary Challenge at C2 Online — Montréal 2020, October 19-30.


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