Signature Party: Sashay, Fillet! Whistler
We’re turning up the heat with Cornucopia’s newest signature event, Sashay, Fillet! Presented in partnership with Eat North, the worlds of culinary and drag shall join forces for this fun rendezvous on Thursday, November 14.
Watch the creative minds of food and drag intermingle in front of your eyes as a line-up of talented west coast chefs pair up with equally talented Canadian drag queens for an unforgettable night of tasty food, drink, and mesmerizing performances.
Event-goers will be encouraged to visit the five delicious canapé stations and sample wine, beer and spirits in-between all of the action that will unfold on the main catwalk stage in the centre of the room. Onstage, the chef/drag performer pairs will work in tandem through a variety of challenges, both culinary and performance based and be eliminated one-by-one until a winning pair emerges.
Emcee & judges: Your emcee is the glamorous Jaidynn Diore Fierce, alongside sassy head judge Laila McQueen, known for their performances on hit TV show RuPaul's Drag Race. Rounding out the judging panel are recognizable faces including esteemed restaurant critic Alexandra Gill, Daily Hive’s Food & Drink Editor Hanna McLean, and blogger Ryan Massel.
Chef Dawn Doucette (Douce Diner, Vancouver) + Kendall Gender
Chef Shelley Robinson (UBC Okanagan) + Ivy League
Chef Neal Harkins (Centerplate, Whistler) + Eddi Licious
Chef Luis Valenzuela (Carmen, Toronto) + Mina Mercury
Chef Daniel Mongeon (Howe Sound Brewing, Squamish) + Gia Metric
Eat North is an online platform and culinary event company that aims to tell stories of the Canadian food scene and the diverse people behind it. Since its inception, Eat North has been encouraging Canadians to look in their own backyards for outstanding home-grown ingredients or dishes, informing the rest of the world that the Canadian food scene is more than just maple syrup, poutine and ketchup-flavoured potato chips and relating stories of why food matters to Canadians.