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Giveaway: #ABFoodFight Culinary Combat Supporting the Alberta Diabetes Foundation

Alberta Food Fight for Alberta Diabetes Foundation

On Feb. 12, Taste Alberta and the Alberta Diabetes Foundation are teaming up to put on the #ABFoodFight Celebrity Culinary Combat! TV food personality, author, and home economist Mairlyn Smith will “battle” local Chef Steve Brochew of the award-winning French-Canadian restaurant Chartier, in a timed food box challenge hosted by the Edmonton Journal’s food and feature writer Liane Faulder

The event, which takes place at The Westin Edmonton downtown from 11:30-1:30, will teach attendees about healthy eating and eating local, and how these two things can help turn the tide against the diabetes epidemic in Alberta. 

The Alberta Diabetes Foundation, with its #ABFoodFight campaign, is taking action to share information to help arm Albertans with the tools they need to create a healthy lifestyle, including using the rich, healthy, tapestry of products available locally.

Tickets to this exciting and sure-to-be delicious fundraiser are $60 each (or $360 for a table of six). 

Buy tickets to the #ABFoodFight Culinary Combat 

All proceeds will support the Alberta Diabetes Foundation funding innovative research for the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes, so it’s a truly wonderful cause, which is why I’m very excited to partner with Taste Alberta and the Alberta Diabetes Foundation to raise awareness for the event— and give away a pair of tickets! 

Alberta Food Fight for Alberta Diabetes Foundation
Join the food fight!


To enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation & Taste Alberta’s #ABFoodFight Culinary Combat and Luncheon (valued at $120):  

  • Leave a comment on this post, telling me what your favourite TV food competition is! (Chopped? Iron Chef? Hell’s Kitchen? Masterchef? This list could seriously go on and on and on). This is a mandatory entry. You must leave a blog post comment in order to qualify for a chance to win. 

For additional entries, you can also:

I’ll randomly select a winner by end of day February 8, 2018!


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Disclaimer: I will always provide my 100% honest opinion on this blog. Taste Alberta reached out to me to see if I would be interested in helping promote the event, attend the event, and give away a pair of tickets to the event. This does not impact the opinions stated in this post. I am a big fan of supporting local food and important causes. 

Linda Hoang is a Canadian blogger based in Edmonton, Alberta, who writes about food, travel, lifestyle and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda loves exploring the world with her husband Mike, eating their way through cities and photographing Instagrammable Walls. She is the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival and a fur-mom to two cats and two dogs.

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  • sandra

    masterchef canada – gotta represent!!

    • liz

      I love Chopped! We tried to recreate this at home, but usually it results in ordering pizza!

  • Rebecca


  • Laura Petterson

    I have to say Hell’s Kitchen. I like Gorden Ramsey and the drama! As well as the food.

  • Heather Harder

    My favourite cooking show is Iron chef showdown ! And the. Shins the scenes show with Alton Brown. His knowledge amazes me.

  • Heather Harder

    My favourite cooking show is Iron chef showdown ! And the behind the scenes show with Alton Brown amazes me.

  • Danika

    Chopped! I’ve always wanted to try a challenge like that (but more low key, not on TV haha)

  • Angela Brown

    Chopped has been my favorite but Materchef is a close 2nd!!

  • ANnie


  • Annie

    Masterchef is my favourite!

  • Shareen Masilungan

    Love watching master chef!

  • Anika Wong

    I love master chef, iron chef, and chopped! Food competitions are so hard to stop watching, they’re so fun to watch.

  • Lorraine l

    The original iron chef !!! And top chef for sure!

  • Chloe

    My favourite show would definitely be chopped!

  • Moira

    Chopped is by far my favourite, I’ve even played a drinking game version with friends!

  • John Steblyk

    Zumbo’s Just Desserts

  • Shannon

    The Great British Bake-off!

  • John Steblyk

    Sorry didn’t mean to leave multiples!

  • Karen Knox

    I have a slight addiction to cooking composites. My all time favourite is Top Chef!

  • Gail Jones

    Right now I am really enjoying the Kids Baking Championship – especially since we have an Edmontonian in the competition.

  • Ann King

    I absolutely love Chef Gordon Ramsay and his outbursts on Hell’s Ktchen! The food always looks so delicious and makes me so hungry! The competitions are fun to watch and I love how stressful the dinner services can be.

  • Dee Mae Beler

    Chopped is so good but iron chef is amazing

  • Nikki Wood

    Master chef! Also Beat Bobby Flay!

  • Shelly

    I havent watched many, but I did enjoy Hells Kitchen, as I think I can relate to Chef Ramsay :-) plus I am a Diabetic, so this is going to a great cause!

  • Brenden

    I would say Hell’s Kitchen!

  • Barb matwie

    Love this contest. Chopped junior is my favorite

  • Barb

    Love this contest. Chopped junior is my favorite

  • Fredylyn Tingxon

    I love Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef.

  • Mark Wilbert

    Definitely Master Chef

  • Jennifer G

    Cooks vs. Cons!!

  • Leigh

    I found Top Chef Junior. To listen to 12 year-olds speak like they’ve been around for 50 about the French chefs that inspire them. These kids can cook!!! It’s down to the final 3 and I can’t wait to see who takes it. Just amazing!

  • Laurie Keindel

    Top Chef Junior

  • Dominic cloutier

    Cupcake wars was always my fave

  • Andrea G

    I love all the Baking Championships and Beat Bobby Flay.

  • Jenn

    Definitely The original Iron Chef. The intensity and perfection of those competitors in insane

  • Carolina

    Iron Chef!

  • Ron Mcphail

    Grocery Games, for the comedic value

  • Amanda Chen

    My favourite cooking show right now Ian Chopped!!!

  • Monica I.

    The original Japanese Iron Chef. The dubbed translated voices were awesome.

  • Amanda

    The great British baking show.

  • Yolanda

    I love watching Chopped!

  • ALLiMAc

    Top Chef!

  • Mandy MacRae

    There are so many great ones that it’s hard to choose!! I love Beat Bobby Flay because it showcases the top talent from across the US, and I always learn something watching Bobby in the kitchen! I also have been a longtime fan of The Great British Bakeoff, and was so excited to watch the first season of the The Great Canadian Bakeoff this past year! It’s amazing what home bakers can do in such a short time! I’m always inspired to try a new recipe!! And it was so amazing that the top three finalists were positive women role models representing all ages and backgrounds. Excited for the next season!

  • Shell

    Top chef all the way!

  • Cathy

    Masterchef Canada. Great to see all the talented cooks around the country!

  • Amelia

    My favourite show is Chopped.

  • Katherine Sadovia

    The Great British Bake-off 🇬🇧

  • Chris Fukushima

    I love all the cooking competitions but MasterChef and the Japanese Iron Chef ones are my favourite!

  • dennis

    Iron Chef, especially when the challenger wins

  • Samantha

    Chopped Jr! we watch as a family. Great show to encourage kids to cook and eat healthy

  • liz

    I love Chopped! We tried to recreate this at home, but usually it results in ordering pizza!

  • Tyler

    Top Chef totally.

  • Rudy

    Hi Linda:

    My all-time favourite TV food show is “Mind of a Chef;’ however, it’s not truly a ‘competition,’ per se. So, to answer your question, I have to agree with the posters who appreciate Chopped.

  • suzanne dennis

    i love all the cooking competition shows, but BEST hands down:

    love watching how people decorate, shop and then execute complete dinners for 4 other strangers….HILARIOUS

    thanks for the contest Linda

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