We're now just a few days away from KitchenAid’s Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown on Saturday, November 29th in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Yesterday we told you that Melissa and Ethan would be in attendance and bring you some fun behind-the-scenes action from the event. We had a Q&A with Chef McEwan yesterday who is ready to defend his title throne. One of the chefs looking to take on Chef McEwan is Chef Corbin Tomaszeski. We asked him the same questions about this weekend and his strategies!
FBC - What did you learn from last years event that you can use this year to your advantage?
TC - Keep my team focused and less distracted from their competitors and other celeb chefs. Have the focus on quality and simplicity with the food and be more playful with the presentation!
FBC - The trash-talking is all in good fun but gets pretty intense. Have you been practicing how to throw your fellow chefs off their game?
CT - Absolutely! My sarcastic wit and humour will be my weapon of choice. I will need to remind my celeb chef counterparts that I am the youngest celeb chef competing and that I will be working at warp speed.
FBC - What is the one KitchenAid product that you can’t live without in your kitchen?
CT - My professional KitchenAid stand mixer!! The unit has so many functions.
FBC - WHEN YOU WIN, should the fundraisers on your team be expecting from you a high-five, fist-bump?
CT - High 5's all around paired with a toast of Champagne compliments of me!
FBC - Can you provide a sneak peek as to what type of once-in-a-lifetime food experience you’ll be offering up during the live auction?
CT - A unique personalized dining experience in one of Toronto's newest, best and exclusive dining rooms! And of course dinner prepared by moi!
FBC - Any advice (or trash-talk) for Chef Lee being the newbie on the stage?
Watch out for Mark. Rumour has it he likes to pay off the judges with grocery gift cards!
FBC – Let the games begin! Thank you Chef Corbin and see you this weekend!
And don’t forget, even if you aren’t able to fundraise, you can still support the cause by tagging your food photos with the hashtag #KitchenAid4Cure until November 29th, 2014. KitchenAid will donate $1 for every photo on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. So keep eating and keep on tagging!