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  • 1-night event
  • In support of the, I LOVE BARRIE sign and the Reopening of Food & beverages across Barrie especially downtown
  • Goal – to raise $25,000 net toward the new sign and create awareness in bringing people back downtown
  • Cost - $300 per ticket
  • All guests to receive a gift bag
  • Guest sommelier to provide expert wine pairing with dishes
  • Live auction
  • 3-course meal to be served
  • Alcohol and non-Alcoholic drinks to be served
  • MC, Celebrity Chef, and Surprise Guests
  • Food to be served by Barrie Councillors in support of Barrie Businesses
  • Passing of the GOLDEN LADLE from the winning FOODIE CHEF to the BIA President to symbolize a return to Downtown Dining
  • General admission for public to watch the event in the background for $10 each
  • Local vendor area supporting local Barrie Businesses
  • Rain or Shine


6:00 PM - Chefs to be set up and begin prepping.

6:30 PM - Arrival time of guests – socializing amongst guests, soft music, cocktails, and video of local chefs playing in the background. Chefs begin to fire up BBQs and start plating 1st course with help from Sous Chef and Councillors who are serving. Support Local Business Marketplace.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - 2nd course to be served while MC & Mike McCann entertain guests, host live auction as well as entertainment throughout the meal.

8:00 PM – Serve desert.
8:30 PM
- Clear tables and wrap up with ballots being entered.

Award FOODIE CHEF WINNER and do the WINNER passes the GOLDEN LADEL over to BIA President. Also, announce how much money was raised. Media pictures etc.

9:00 PM- 10:30 PM - Dancing & Socializing. All participants watching are welcome to join.

10:30 PM - End


  • Hosted by Dylan Benoit, Host for FIRE MASTERS on the FOOD NETWORK as seen on TV
  • MC is to be Mike McCann, Barrie City Councilor and the brainchild of the LOVE BARRIE sign
  • Local CHEF to supervise amateur chefs
  • 34 Guests plus a crowd of anyone who wishes to watch
  • Local City Councilors, MP’s, MPP and Organizers


  • Secret Location
  • Downtown Barrie

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Sep 09, 2021
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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