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Niagara Eggfest

We went to Niagara today. We had a fantastic time! Lots of great food and drink. I only took a couple of pictures, maybe some of you can add some more photos if you have them? imageimage
In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
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  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 788
    I guess I was the only guy there? Shame, it's a great venue and a beautiful day!
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • Cool Axe!!!!
    Flint, Michigan
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 788
    Yup! Food and booze was good too!
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • cheech5001cheech5001 Posts: 102
    I was there too- great venue!  Much better than the Toronto Eggfest as far as location goes.

    Didn't take any pictures though, but the whole family had lots of fun.
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 788
    Hope someone has some pics. It is a really great day!
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    edited August 2014
    I was cooking, @pantsypants @RGBHV and couple of friends from the other forum were cooking too. Wish I wrote my forum handle on the menu board so you guys could say hi!  It is indeed a great day and venue; I was too busy cooking and took very few pictures, too tired to upload tonight though!
    canuckland
  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 788
    What were you cooking? I'm sure I had some!
    In the bush just East of Cambridge,Ontario 
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    @GlennM‌ ,Was a great day .
    I was there cooking as well and I tasted some amazing food.
    We cooked some burnt ends , stuffed pork tenderloin and lots of wings
    Beautiful venue as well

    Gary is right I should have put my forum handle on the menu board ....
    Toronto
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,318
    Had a great time at Niagara Eggfest.   

    The lines for food were long and many guests came back for more. Lots of great food and people. It was a beautiful day - I actually got sun burned.  

    Although there's a nice reimbursement policy for Cooks, it was disappointing that there were no goodie bags / T-shirts for cooks.  Strange how you miss little things like that. (especially T-shirts)

    Michael
    RGBHV
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    I agree with you @RGBHV I actually think that not being given a gift bag and tickets for the draws left me feeling more like an employee, It seems weird . I think we should have been treated like the guests who paid , and been given the gift bags as well as the  gift certificates .  Obviously I dont cook at these events for the gift bag , but I didn't really feel appreciated by the guys putting it on and really left there feeling like I was almost like hired help .
    I dont think I would cook there again .

     I did have fun and ate some good food though . 
    I do have some pics that i will post in a bit ..
    Toronto
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191

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    Toronto
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 7,632
     pantsypants  Was this a potato stuffed with a stuffed jalapeño wrapped in bacon???

    Yummmmmm


    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,318
    I think the reimbursement plan they have in place for cooks is a great idea.  It doesn't cover ALL food expenses, but it's a nice form of recognition that helps to offset costs.

    I also like that they provide tents, tables, cutlery, plates, water, etc.   Some fests don't.

    It is however odd, that by not getting a T-shirt or a bag of goodies can make you feel like you've been removed from the team! I know it wasn't just me, I heard a lot of cooks grumbling over that. 

    Oh well, it was a fun day.

    Michael

  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    @photo egg

    Yeah some guys 2 tents down were making these . They looked amazing

    Toronto
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    @GlennM, we made ...
    1. Montreal bagels, served with cream cheese, smoked salmon, onion and capers.
    2. Tandoori chicken, served with naan.
    3. smoked chicken fruit salad (inspired by @henapple, small cubed chicken, grapes, apples, craisins, walnut, lightly dressed with yogurt). 
    4. grilled pineapple.
    5. brownies.
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    Agree with @RGBHV and @pantsypants... the volunteers were wearing the STAFF T-shirt though!

                                      CHEF ("EGGHead")                                      
                                         
         Provided: 
    • FREE Entry for chefs! Just select "Chef" on the registration page.
    • Water jugs will be available at each cooking (demo egg) station.
    • Paper plates, plastic utensils, foil, one paper towel roll, napkins, toothpicks, tables and table cloths
    • BGE Tent provided by Lakeshore Living.
    • FREE T-Shirt: "CHEF"
                                 SOUS-CHEF ("EGGHand")                                   
    • FREE Entry for sous-chefs! Just select "Sous-Chef" on the registration page.
    • "Helping Hand" - Assist the Chef.
    • Prep ingredients and serve samples.
    • Greet guests and keep prep and serving table clean.
    • Observe health department regulations - wear gloves, be clean, etc.
    • FREE T-Shirt: "SOUS-CHEF"

                                      VOLUNTEER                                      

    • FREE Entry for volunteers! Just select "Volunteer" on the registration page.
    • If possible, be available early morning until end of festival
    • Help setup tents and demo eggs
    • Replenish plates, napkins, forks, knives at cooking stations
    • Assist with running a successful festival
    • Help maintain a clean environment
    • FREE T-Shirt: "STAFF"

     

    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    edited August 2014
    sorry to thread jack, @GlennM and Little Steven is paying me to do this  :D

    edit: my bad, forgot to paste the link earlier...
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    few pics I took...
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    mini Montreal bagel...
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    served with cream cheese, smoked salmon, onion and capers...
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    heavy hickory smoked chicken for salad...
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    yogurt marinade for tandoori chicken...
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    Jim and Marsha from Maryland, great couple and great cooks...
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    winery tour wagon ride...
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    cakes and champagne...
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    canuckland
  • cheech5001cheech5001 Posts: 102
    @canugghead which post?
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    @canugghead which post?
    ooops, sorry, forgot to paste the link, here it is ...
    canuckland
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,318
    edited August 2014
    Great pics as always Gary!

    I assume that the organizers were trying to save a few bucks so they could pay for the celebrity chef 
    :).  Either that or pay for the rental on the BGE guitar :)
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    I thought Gary was the celebrity chef ?

    Toronto
  • Photo Egg said:
     pantsypants  Was this a potato stuffed with a stuffed jalapeño wrapped in bacon???

    Yummmmmm


    That was Jason King from BBQFOOD4YOU. He has a YouTube channel and a video on the Jalapeno Potato Bomb. Go check him out-
  • RzeancakRzeancak Posts: 192
    I wanted to go,  Next year wife and i are going.... Second honeymoon 
    A child can ask questions a wise man can't answer!!!
    Canada
    Large @ Small BGE 

  • OmahaOneOmahaOne Posts: 152
    I only hope our Indy Eggfest this Saturday has as beautiful blue skies as you had. Looks like a good time was had by all.
    XL BGE - Indianapolis, IN
  • Monty77Monty77 Posts: 653
    I attended and was quite pleased with the venue, it was a great event.  I have been to quite a few Eggfest now and love the fact this one is still small enough to enjoy more food, and talk to more chefs and share ideas.  I wanted to cook at this one, but it was sort of nice to just taste all day (Food & Wine)  

    Great job to those of you who were cooking, I loved the jerk wings in the paper cups, the volcano ABT potatoes were amazing, the burnt ends and bacon wrapped meat balls... The steak from the Cluck & Squeal was off the chart... Ok... Who am I kidding, it was all great!  

    Too bad we did not know each other without the handles, cause it would have been nice to acknowledge one another better!  
    :)
    Large BGE 2011, XL BGE 2015, Mini Max 2015, Digi Q DX2, and member of the "North of the Border Smokin Squad" Canadian Outdoor Chef from London, Ontario, Canada

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/monty77/
  • Monty77Monty77 Posts: 653
    imageimage
    Large BGE 2011, XL BGE 2015, Mini Max 2015, Digi Q DX2, and member of the "North of the Border Smokin Squad" Canadian Outdoor Chef from London, Ontario, Canada

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/monty77/
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,155
    edited August 2014
    Great photos @Monty77 Kyle, love the panoramic photostitch!
    btw, we need your squad members on the egghead everywhere map :))
    canuckland
  • Monty77Monty77 Posts: 653
    Thanks @Canugghead, some of our guys are on this forum, just not as active.  Where is this map to locate ourselves?  

    What spice was that on your grilled pineapple?  I would have guessed Pineapple Head from DP, but it didn't seem to have the heat at the end?  Home made spice? 

    Your bagels were top notch as well, yum!  
    Large BGE 2011, XL BGE 2015, Mini Max 2015, Digi Q DX2, and member of the "North of the Border Smokin Squad" Canadian Outdoor Chef from London, Ontario, Canada

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/monty77/
  • pantsypantspantsypants Posts: 1,191
    @Monty77 those burnt ends and the wings were part of my cook . If you want i can give you the recipie for the wings .
    Toronto
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