First Peterborough Iron Chef Crowned

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Four chefs. Three judges. Two hours to cook.  One heck of an event.  That was the recipe for success for the First Annual Iron Chef Market Cook-Off at the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market last week.

Brad Watt (Rare Grill House), Martin Vanden Anker (Holiday Inn), Steve Hancock (St. Veronus) and Ursula Fugger (Elmhirst Resort) battled it our for bragging rights, using all local ingredients and creating their entire menu on site.

Judges were David Goyette, the mayor’s executive assistant, city Coun. Dean Pappas and Karen Joplin of Lang Pioneer Village.

The winner of the event was Steve Hancock, who wowed both the judges and the crowd with a Gourmet Pork Sloppy Joe sandwich with Kale Salad.

The event was hosted by Donald Fraser of Farm to Table Culinary Tours.

For more information, please see the following news stories:

My Kawartha – Local chefs cook up a storm 
Peterborough Examiner – Iron Chefs face off in cook-off 
Trent Arthur Iron Chef comes to Peterborough 

For some excellent photos of the event — and information on the Peterborough Downtown Market, please check out the Market blog/website.