Over $300,000 was raised for Epilepsy South Central Ontario ….

November 28, 2019

On November 9th, 2019, over $300,000 was raised for Epilepsy South Central Ontario.


“Take 5 amazing culinary Chefs, 1 extraordinary Charity, 350 supportive People, mix well and you have The Culinary Showdown. It was a combination of love, support, dedication and food.”-Cynthia Milburn, CEO

Epilepsy South Central Ontario hosted its inaugural Culinary Showdown at the Oakville Convention Centre with SMEG as the sponsor. The Culinary Showdown included an all-star lineup of famous Celebrity Chefs who were joined by the top fifty fundraisers for an action-packed day and evening. The day began with a cooking school for the fundraisers as they moved from the five stations, learning some of the tricks of the trade by celebrity chefs, Claudio Aprile, Massimo Capra, Mary Berg, Alvin Leung, and Michael Smith. The evening was a fast-paced MasterChef-style competition, hosted by John O’Hurley and with Team Claudio Aprile taking home the coveted trophy. All proceeds will help the important services and support provided by the Epilepsy SCO.

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Next year’s date for The Culinary Showdown is November 24, 2020. Mark your calendars now for this incredible event.

Article by Susan Gibbins of Neighbourhood Magazine.