Ontario eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming eating contests
2019 May 25Pie Eating Contest Apple Blossom Tyme Festival Colborne, ON, Canada
2019 May 31Hot Wing Eating Contest Beer N Wings Etobicoke, ON, Canada
($50)2019 Aug 3 Rib Eating Contest Wasaga Beach Ribfest Wasaga Beach, ON, Canada
($75)2019 Aug 9 Rib Eating Contest Brantford Ribfest Brantford, ON, Canada
($75)2019 Aug 10 Rib Eating Contest Brantford Ribfest Brantford, ON, Canada
2019 Aug 23Corn Eating Contest Tecumseh Corn Festival Tecumseh, ON, Canada
2019 Aug 24Corn Eating Contest Tecumseh Corn Festival Tecumseh, ON, Canada
2019 Aug 25Corn Eating Contest Tecumseh Corn Festival Tecumseh, ON, Canada
Three random eating challenges
big burger Burger Challenge Sham Rocks Whitby, ON, Canada
2 ft. wrap Laffanza Challenge Best Bar and Grill Toronto, ON, Canada 2 foot shawarma wrap in laffa bread, includes french fries
20 oz. burger The Canadian Shield Southside Cottage Grill Oakville, ON, Canada includes poutine
(All Ontario eating challenges and contests in database)

Joel Hansen ate 9 sandwiches to win the first prize of $300 in yesterday's sandwich eating contest at Via Panini in Maple, ON.
Via Panini in Maple, ON, Canada will hold a sandwich eating contest on April 13 awarding $300/$150/$75.
Canadian competitive eater Joel Hansen ate 12 pounds of barbecue at Adamson Barbecue in Toronto Thursday night to raise $4,030 for Covenant House Toronto.
Narcity.com has an article about a new 26 pound pizza available at Frank's Pizza House in Toronto, billed as the largest in Canada. Joel Hansen inspired the creation of the menu item.
An episode of TV Made Me Do IT about the 2009 AICE USA vs. Canada burger eating contest focusing on "Furious" Pete Czerwinski.
Pewdiepie, owner of the youtube channel with the most subscriptions, produced a video criticizing mukbang eating videos focusing on the controversy that ensued when Veronica Wang flagged other Youtube channels for copyright violations. In the video, Pewdiepie claims "Americans ruin everything" (Veronica Wang is from Toronto). A reddit thread started December 24 has background on the feud between Veronica Wang and the now-deleted Shookbang channel, which produced parodies of mukbang videos.
Barrie360.com has an article about Darrien Thomas attempting the Kitchen Sink Burger at Kenzington Burger Bar in Barrie, ON.

2018 Smoke’s Poutinerie contest

Official results. Miki Sudo was announced on stage as the runner up

1st 17.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut regains lead for 2018 MLE non-qualfier wins with 11
2nd 16 Darron Breeden
3rd 15 Miki Sudo announced as runner-up on stage
4th 12.5 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie announced as 3rd place on stage
5th 11.5 George Chiger
6th 10 Eric “Badlands” Booker
7th 9.5 Derek Jacobs
8th 8 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas
9th 7.5 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
10th 5.5 Jesse Kankula
10th 5.5 William “Wild Bill” Myers

Joel Hansen ate 8.5 pounds in 5 minutes to win the amateur contest, which is more than 4 of the 11 professionals ate in 10 minutes

Matt Stonie has posted a livestream video of the contest

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The field for Saturday's Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto has been announced and includes Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Darron Breeden, Michelle Lesco, George Chiger, Derek Jacobs, Badlands Booker, Bill Myers, Jim Reeves and Darrien Thomas. Matt Stonie has also said he will compete.

2018 Vaughan, Ontario Pizza Eating Championship

Simcoe.com has an interview with Darrien Thomas, winner of the amateur division of the 2017 Smoke's Poutinerie contest.
Joel Hansen was the first person to finish the 7+ pound "Ultimate Food Challenge" at TheSmoke in Vaughan, ON. He has a youtube channel at "Any Body Nutrition"
Joey Chestnut is expected to compete at the Vaughan Pizza Festival in Vaughan, ON on July 15. The contest will be sponsored by Pie Wood Fired Pizza, which has sponsored an contest in Barrie, ON that Takeru Kobayashi has competed in since 2010.
Palm Beach Happening has interviews with Matt "Hungry" Hazzard and Darrien Thomas, winner of the amateur division of the 2017 Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto. Matt is also the guest on the latest Fink Beats the Stomach podcast.
A pizza eating contest in Vaughan, Ontario has been added to the MLE schedule for July 15. Registration will open May 10.
Mike "Strictly Dumpling" Chen produced a video of him attempting a 50 pound lobster challenge costing $662 in Toronto.

Carmen Cincotti wins Toronto poutine

Ben Livingstone won the first prize of $1000 in Saturday's Pie Wood Fired Pizza's Let Em Eat 8 in Muskoka, ON Saturday. Takeru Kobayashi did an exhibition before the contest.
Smoke's Poutinerie in Ann Arbor, MI will hold a qualifier awarding the winner a spot in the poutine eating contest in Toronto on October 14. The first round will take place on September 28 and the second round on September 30. The top 3 will receive $250/$150/$100. "Poutine Games" will also be held at Smoke's locations on September 23 for 2 person teams to determine spots in the amateur undercard in Toronto.
Takeru Kobayashi is expected to defend his title at Pie Wood Fired Pizza's Let em Eat 8 in Muskoka, Ontario on September 23. Entrants need to qualify at Pie locations by September 20. The fastest time at each site will win a prize package including accommodations at Clevelands House resort for the weekend of the contest. The winner will receive $1000.
Pie Wood Fired Pizza will hold "Let em Eat 8" at Kempenfest in Barrie, ON on August 7. Takeru Kobayashi will attempt to win the title for the eighth year in a row. Previous contests have awarded over $5000. update The contest has been removed from the Kempenfest.com schedule but still appears in some Google search results
Craigslist has an interview request for a Toronto competitive eater that will pay $50.

2016 Smoke’s Poutinerie

update Oct 5 Videos: Carmen Cincotti | Erik Lamkin vlog | Scott Lomas Introductions / Contest start

update Oct 2
Articles: Toronto Sun | Canoe.ca | Sina.com
Thank you on reddit.com for holding the contest
Videos: Eduardo M | Erik Lamkin video of vegan protestors from Direct Action Everywhere. Unlike at Nathan’s, they do not appear to have interfered with the contest table. This is the third MLE contest in 2016 the group has protested (Chicago Ribs, Nathan’s, poutine)

Instagram videos from “Step Daddy J”‘ have the top 3 for the amateur contest:
1st 9 Erik “The Electric” Lamkin
2nd 6 John “Step Daddy J” Jugovic
3rd 5 Darrien “Cheesecurd” Thomas

update Here is what MLE reports are the pro results: Part 1 | Part 2
1 Joey Chestnut 25.5
2 Carmen Cincotti 25
3 Matt Stonie 23.25
4 Geoff Esper 18.5
5 Gideon Oji 14.5
6 Michelle Lesco 13
7 Yasir Salem 12.5
8 Badlands Booker 10.75
9 Jim Reeves 8.6
9 Steven Dorgo 8.6
11 Bill Myers 8
12 Ben Do 7.75
13 Jesse Kankula 7

Erik Lamkin reports he won the amateur contest

Erik Lamkin produced a training video

Previous winners

2015 Oct 3 1st 22 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie World Poutine Eating Championship – pros Toronto, ON, Canada
2014 Oct 4 1st 14.75 10 min Matt “Megatoad” Stonie World Poutine Eating Championship – pros Toronto, ON, Canada
2013 Oct 19 1st 24 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut World Poutine Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada
2012 Oct 13 1st 9.5 10 min Joey “Jaws” Chestnut Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada
2011 Sep 24 1st 9.75 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada
2010 May 22 1st 13 10 min Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship Toronto, ON, Canada

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Toronto Life has an interview with Matt Stonie about competing in the Smoke’s Poutinerie’s World Poutine Eating Championship on Saturday.
Matt Stonie, Joey Chestnut, Eric "Badlands" Booker, Yasir Salem and "Buffalo" Jim Reeves are expected to compete in the World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto on October 1.
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