Have you always wanted to be a chef…or maybe you simply enjoy experimenting in the kitchen? If so, you have what it takes to create an original recipe for the “So You Think You Can Cook At The Fair” competition on October  4th or 5th in the Agri-Food tent at Markham Fair.

Recipes must include the following:

  • At least 3 Local Food ingredients
  • At least 3 food groups from Canada’s Food Guide
  • Be mixed, cooked and served on stage in 20 minutes

Eligibility: You must be at least 12 years old and be available to attend Markham Fair to prepare your recipe on either October 4th or 5th  between 6 – 8 pm. Contestants can also be a group of people who enter one recipe and cook together on stage. Cooks under the age of 12 must cook with an adult.

No professional chef permitted.

  • Finalists chosen to cook their recipe at Markham Fair will be selected from the recipes entered.
  • Two table top induction units, a toaster oven and electrical outlets will be provided. Contestants must supply all ingredients and any other equipment necessary to prepare their recipe.
  • Judging will be based on taste, appearance, knowledge and creativity.
  • The winning contestant and recipe will be posted on the Markham Fair website.
  • To register, submit your Name, Age, Email Address and Phone Number to cook@markhamfair.ca and add your recipe as an attachment, or fill out the form below.

Deadline for Application: September 29th, 2019 at 9pm

Finalist contestants will be notified on October 1st, 2019

Complete this form to register:

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your Phone Number (required)

    Your Recipe

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    Download the 2018 winning recipe for Sesame Basil Beef Stir-fry Recipe for the So You Think You Can Cook At The Fair competition. The 2018 winner was Lisa Rodis from Markham.

    Lisa Rodis - Winner of So You Think You Can Cook contest 2018

    Lisa Rodis – Winner of So You Think You Can Cook contest 2018