EVENTS AT OPA!FEST 2017
7:00pm-9:30pm Cooking Demonstration
9:00pm--Chef Peter Minaki cooking demo.
Back by popular demand renowned Toronto based Chef Peter Minaki will be at the 2017 St. Nicholas OPAfest.
Chef Peter Minaki will be one of the celebrity guest chefs during the 2017 OPAfest weekend. Peter is a renowned Toronto- based chef and has demonstrated Greek dishes from appetizers to main course for the past two years at the OPAfest. Chef Minaki will demonstrate Greek cuisine from meze to dessert.
Chef Minaki will also have his latest cookbook available for purchase. Many of the dishes he will be demonstrating are found in them.
8:00pm Iron Chef Competition
St. Nicholas vs Detroit News – GREEK IRON CHEF FOURTH YEAR COMPETITION
Saturday, June 24
Attendees vote for their favourite in an “Iron Chef” competition, in which members of the St. Nicholas community led by Vasilios Vouharas will take on the food writers from the Detroit News led by Steve Pardo, Food Editor.
The Greek Iron Chef Competition is a fun cooking competition in which challengers of Chef teams “battle” other teams by cooking one or more dishes in a one-hour time slot based around a secret ingredient or ingredients. Three judges score the meal in three categories, with 10 points available to each judge for taste, 5 points for creativity, and 5 points for presentation, for a possible total of 60 points.