Get ‘Axed’ at the Rural Expo in April

Barriere’s answer to TV show ‘Chopped’ - Get ‘Axed’ at the Rural Expo in April

If you like food, and you like to cook, you may be familiar with the reality based cooking television series called ‘Chopped’ that airs Tuesdays on the Food Network.

Organizers of the 2014 Rural Living Expo and Trade Show, to be held right here in Barriere, say they would have liked to bring the ‘Chopped’ competition to their event. But as this is not possible, they are promising that their ‘Axed’ competition will “be just as much fun, and great entertainment for all”.

The first ‘Axed’ cooking competition is styled after the Chopped reality TV show; and will be happening on Saturday, Apr. 26, in the North Thompson Agriplex banquet hall, at 11 a.m., during the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show.

Four local contestants will be asked to prepare an appetizer, main course and dessert, all to be made with mystery ingredients that are not known by the competitors until the contest starts.  Contestants will also have the use of pantry items.  The contestants must prepare four plates – one for each of the three judges, and one for the host.

Judges will then judge the food for appearance, taste, and originality.

The contest begins with the four competitors preparing an appetizer each.  The judges will then decide who’s appetizer gets AXED.

This leaves three contestants who will then prepare the main course.  Judges will again make the decision on who gets AXED, as per the criteria.

Lastly, the remaining two competitors will prepare the desserts, with the judges finally decision on who gets AXED creating the winner of the event.

Organizers Nora Johnson, Lynn Wright and Bob Sorenson promise there will be a few fun surprises for both the contestants and judges during the competition.

Folks are encouraged to come out and cheer on their favourite contestants during the contest, and maybe you’ll pick up a cooking tip or two on how to prepare a first class meal from mystery ingredients.

AXED is highly recommended to be fun entertainment for all ages.


Don’t miss it at the Rural Living Expo and Trade Show, Apr. 26, at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere.