World Poutine Eating Championship Set For Toronto Next Month

Who will be named our pou-queen (or king)?

One of the largest Poutine Eating Competitions in the country is coming to Yonge-Dundas Square on October 13th.

The World Poutine Eating Competition (WPEC) will feature three different cheesy and fry-filled contests.

Major League Eaters from around the globe will participate in the Professional Eat-Off. There are also competitions for eating amateurs and a charity event for food service industry CEOs, which has raised over $100,000 for Friends of We Care. There will be other fundraising locations on site at two competing Smoke’s Poutinerie food trucks, a s’mores station, and donation boxes throughout the site.

Ryan Smolkin of Canada’s beloved Smoke’s Poutinerie is the brains behind WPEC. “Together, we’ll be serving up more than fries, curd and gravy…it’s all about the entertainment,” he said in a recent statement.

The event will have live music, and viewers can enjoy free poutine, free samples of Tennent’s Lager and Magners Irish Cider, mini gaming tournaments from Activision, and more. Grab your lumberjack plaid and your favourite poutine-eating fork and head over to Yonge-Dundas Square on October 13th between 10 am and 4 pm.