Toronto eating challenges and contests category

Upcoming Toronto eating contests
2018 May 31Ramen Eating Contest Hakata Shoryuken Ramen North York, ON, Canada
2018 Jun 16Rib Eating Contest Ribfest & Music Festival Innisfil, ON, Canada
$4,000 2018 Jul 15I Vaughan Pizza Fest World Pizza-Eating Championship Vaughan Pizzafest Vaughan, ON, Canada
2018 Aug 26Wing Eating Contest Toronto Wingfest Toronto, ON, Canada
Three random Toronto eating challenges
3 burgers Cuckoo's Nest Hungry Hollow Georgetown, ON, Canada burgers surrounded by poutine have two person & individual challenges
6 patty burger Go Chuck Yourself Burger Holy Chuck Burgers Toronto, ON, Canada includes specialty milkshake
21 in pizza 21 Inch Pizza Challenge FBI Pizza Toronto, ON, Canada
(All Toronto eating challenges and contests in database)

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.
Mike "Strictly Dumpling" Chen produced a video of him attempting a 50 pound lobster challenge costing $662 in Toronto.

Carmen Cincotti wins Toronto poutine

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.
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.
Takeru Kobayashi ate 49 slices of pizza at Kempenfest in Barrie, ON today to defend his Pie Wood Fired Pizza title.
PIE Wood Fired Pizza will hold Let em Eat 6 at Kempenfest in Barrie, ON on August 1. Takeru Kobayashi and Pat Bertoletti are expected to compete and the contest will award $6001.
The Daily Dot has a report on a contest held today where employees of the Canadian Newspaper National Post attempted to eat 64 slices of American cheese.
The Toronto Star has an interview with Joey Chestnut about how to maximize consumption of certain types of food for Canadian Thanksgiving.

2015 Smoke’s Poutinerie contest

update Oct 7 Vlog by Pam

update Oct 6 CHCH and Flying the Nest have videos. Butter the Bagel has a video of the amateur contest. BlogTO has a gallery

update Oct 4 Results part 1 | part 2 | part 3

Xinhua Net has a gallery

1st 22 Matt “Megatoad” Stonie
2nd 20.5 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
3rd 11 Yasir Salem
4th 10.75 Eric “Badlands” Booker
5th 9.25 Steven “The Clutch” Dorgo
6th 8.75 Meredith Boxberger
7th 7.5 “Buffalo” Jim Reeves
8th 5.375 William “Wild Bill” Myers
9th 4.875 Larell Marie “The Real Deal” Mele
10th 3.5 Andrew Younghusband Discovery Channel Canada host

Smoke’s Poutinerie reports Matt Stonie won with a total of 22 pounds.

Matt Stonie puts his undefeated 2015 on the line. Matt currently has an eight contest winning streak, which is the longest since Joey Chestnut won eight contests in a row in 2014.

Previous Winners

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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Matt Stonie and Joey Chestnut are expected to compete in Smoke's Poutinerie eating contest in Toronto on October 3.
Applications are now being accepted for the amateur division of Smoke's Poutinerie eating contest in Toronto on October 3. @
Registration is now open for Smoke's Poutinerie eating contest in Toronto on October 3.
Entrepreneur.com has an interview with Ryan Smolkin, the founder of Smoke's pouterie, which mentions the poutine eating contest is sponsors.
In Barrie, Ontario, Takeru Kobayashi won Pie Wood Fired Pizza's Let em Eat contest for the sixth year in a row with a total of 50 slices. Pat Bertoletti was the runner up with 44 slices. update The Barrie Examiner has an article and slideshow. update Aug 4 Kobayashi https://twitter.com/FReeKobi0704/status/628600392964796416">believes he ate 58 slices. CTV.ca has a video
Pie Wood Pizza in Barrie, ON will hold qualifiers tonight awarding spots in Monday's Let em Eat 6 contest awarding $4500.
PIE Wood Fired Pizza Joint will hold Let Em Eat 6 at Kempenfest in Barrie, ON on August 3. The contest will reportedly award $3000/$1000/$500 and Takeru Kobayashi is expected to compete, his first contest of 2015.
Matt Stonie has uploaded a video recorded at October's Smoke's Poutinerie contest in Toronto.
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