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Disaster Chef contest broadens eligibility, extends deadline
Due to overwhelming interest, the City of Burnaby's Disaster Chef contest has broadened its eligibility to include non-Burnaby residents and employees, members or immediate family of sponsors.
The deadline for entries has been extended to Sept. 23. It's open to anyone aged 18 or older as of that date, with the exception of members and immediate families of the organizing committee and contest judging panels.
Contestants must create recipes for a day's worth of meals for one adult using only non-perishable food items from their emergency kit and no more than two litres of water.
The grand prize is a chef experience dinner for four at EBO Restaurant and a one-night stay at the Delta Burnaby Hotel with runner-up and honourable mention prizes of chef's table dining experiences and gift certificates respectively at Riverway Clubhouse.
The contest is a way to inspire people to start thinking about the how they'll cope in the 72 hours after a disaster, the period emergency kits are meant to supply a family with what it needs.
Five finalists will be chosen to compete in the Disaster Chef Cook Off on Oct. 17, to be recorded live and held outside Burnaby city hall where contestants will have to use non-electric equipment available after a disaster. The final winner will be chosen by celebrity judges Dan Craig, executive chef at EBO Restaurant, and Ken Ou, chef du cuisine at Riverway Clubhouse.