A Sherwood Park cooking prodigy scored big at the annual Canadian Food Championships.
Russell Bird placed second in the bacon category, taking home $1,000 and punching his ticket into the World Food Championships (WFC) this November in Alabama.
““It is such a thrill to watch so many talented cooks with such different backgrounds, competing in this food fight,” said Paul Lucas, Events Edmonton’s general manager. “We are proud of how the event continues to grow for competitors and for food sport in Canada.”
60 competitors put it all on the kitchen counter at Churchill Square during A Taste of Edmonton.
The WFC is the planet's largest food sport event, with a grand prize of $100,000.