Thank You

For Participating in the Greek Canadian Chef Challenge!

With your help we raised funds for 12,600 daily meals to children in Greece.

Congratulations to the Winners!

Chef's Choice Award

Grilled Octopus
by Konstantina Pantoulias

Winner of a two night stay at William Gray Hotel and dinner for two at the Maggie Oakes Restaurant.

Why did I enter the Greek Canadian Chef Challenge?
"The THI Canada´s Greek-Canadian Chef Challenge, was an excellent initiative to bring much needed awareness to such an important cause and provide the Diaspora with a direct avenue for crisis relief to assist children within Greece. The ability to merge my favourite pastimes (cooking and sharing Greek culture) with a philanthropic platform, was all the reason I needed to enter the competition."

- Konstantina Pantoulias

Voter's Choice Award

Braised Lamb Shanks
by Natalie Livaditis Tsoukas

Winner of All Access gift card to Masterclass.com for online culinary lessons.

Why did I enter the Greek Canadian Chef Challenge?
"I was inspired by the excellent programs THI Canada supports which focus on improving the welfare and quality of life of children and families in Greece. It's been wonderful to see the spirit of generosity and care come alive in the community, while also celebrating the Greek cuisine. I feel that where we can make a difference in this time of crisis, it is our responsibility to come together and help others in need. Thank you to all of my family and friends who contributed to this great cause!"

- Natalie Livaditis Tsoukas

Most Funds Raised Award

Kalamarakia Gemista
by Athanasios Milousis

Winner of one gift card of kitchen equipment from Williams-Sonoma Inc.                

Why did I enter the Greek Canadian Chef Challenge?
"It was a pleasure to participate for such a wonderful cause that has always been close to my heart. Thank you to THI Canada for organizing this."

- Athanasios Milousis

12,600
MEALS DONATED
TO DATE
Every $2 that is donated provides one meal for a child living below the poverty line in Greece.
 
The total amount of donations raised through this contest is matched with a donation from The Hellinic Initiative Canada.



12,600
MEALS DONATED
TO DATE
Every $2 that is donated provides one meal for a child living below the poverty line in Greece.
The total amount of donations raised through this contest is matched with a donation from The Hellinic Initiative Canada.

Thank You

TO OUR CELEBRITY CHEFS

Christine Cushing

Chef Judge
Wall of Chefs Food Network Canada

Christine is an award winning chef with t.v. shows broadcast around the globe. She is a judge on the new Food Network program, Wall of Chefs and won the 2020 Taste Award for 'Best Chef' for her documentary series "Confucius Was a Foodie", on PBS. Christine has been showing Canada how to cook with love for more than 20 years. Her Youtube channel, My Favourite Foods, has 180 K followers and appears regularly on the Marilyn Denis Show. Born in Athens, Greece, Christine immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of one. She's a graduate of George Brown College as well as the Paris, Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne.


Homemade Greek Chicken Gyro

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Peter Minaki

Founder, Kalofagas.ca

Peter Minaki is the creator of the popular "Kalofagas - Greek Food & Beyond" food blog. Known for adding twists to his recipes, Peter balances his posts between traditional, modernized and his own unique recipes. Gathering inspiration from his yearly trips to Greece, Peter endlessly promotes the diversity of Greek cuisine.


Grilled Lamb Chops

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Helen & Billie Bitzas

Co-Founders, Miakouppa.com

Helen and Billie Bitzas are the co-founders and creators of miakouppa.com, a successful food blog that focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on traditional Greek cooking and their family recipes. Mixed with storytelling, humour, helpful hints, detailed photographs and video instructions, Helen and Billie ensure that classic recipes are accessible for generations to come.


Greek Mountain Tea Cake

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