Join Food Network Star, John Catucci for a fun and tasty evening as Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario’s finest food establishments compete by creating “The Perfect Bite” to win the title of Top Chef Thunder Bay & NWO. John is best known for hosting the hit television show, You Gotta Eat Here! on the Food Network as well as many other networks worldwide!
Your ticket includes being a judge along with John and our panel of local celebrity judges as you try each bite and cast your vote. Our Food Network Host promises to keep the audience in stitches as he interacts with the chefs, judges and the audience. Be prepared to have a blast!
Limited VIP tickets are available which include a VIP meet and greet before the event with Food Network Star, John Catucci, an early tasting of all the bites by the competing restaurants and a chance to hear some of John’s most epic culinary stories and adventures!
Your Host – John Catucci
John Catucci may not be a chef, but he knows a great burger when he eats one! In fact, just talking about the food featured on You Gotta Eat Here! gets John all worked up. Toss pulled pork smothered in blueberry BBQ sauce onto his plate and he’ll embrace the chef. Show this proud Italian the right way to make a pizza, and he’s ready to move in with the restaurant owner’s family. If making the “liquid gold” hollandaise sauce requires a marathon whisking, then John is the comedian for the job. Working in his uncle’s restaurant as a youth must have prepared him for this gig, although his kitchen etiquette might have you wondering!
This talented actor-singer-comedian discovered a love for performance as a member of York University’s Vanier College Productions. It was there that he met and teamed up with David Mesiano to form the award winning musical comedy duo, The Doo Wops. What else would a couple of singing Italian-Canadians call themselves? John has also been a member of The Second City Touring Company, where he honed the improv skills he now displays in restaurant kitchens across our country. But John is undaunted as he persists in the pursuit of perfectly-made comfort food.
This event is assigned seating. Please be sure to purchase the seats in one order of everyone you wish to sit with.
Tickets are not refundable.
- 8th Annual Top Chef Thunder Bay & NWO VIP Event
November 9, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
- 8th Annual Top Chef Thunder Bay & NWO Regular Event
November 9, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Victoria Inn