Patrick Chan, figure skater and host of the Kitchen Party! contest

Do you have a favourite recipe that brings back memories? One that makes you think of a certain time in your life or a special person? What about one that’s an absolute family keeper? It’s time to share it and the story behind it for a chance to win an incredibly tantalizing prize in our Kitchen Party! contest!

Send us your recipe (photo, list of ingredients and instructions), and tell us why you chose it. You have until February 28 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) to enter the contest. If your recipe is selected, you’ll be among the finalists in the category of your choice:

  • Young Chefs (17 years old and under)
  • Kooky Cooks (18 years old and older)
  • Family Table (family)

The public will then vote on the preselected recipes.

To get you inspired, here’s a favourite recipe from Patrick Chan, host of the Kitchen Party! contest:

“Mee goreng was one of the first recipes my wife and I cooked together. It’s an easy-to-make Southeast Asian dish with a fresh taste and lots of flavour. You can also get really creative with it because you can add different proteins. The egg noodles and the fresh vegetables remind me of my trips to Indonesia, where I surfed many years ago.”

- Patrick Chan, figure skater and host of the Kitchen Party! contest -

Follow Patrick’s lead, and send us your recipe to enter the Kitchen Party! contest. If you win the public vote, which will take place during the finals from March 5 to March 31, 2021, you’ll take home one of three prizes!


“Young Chefs” category
(17 years old and under):

A trip with VIA Rail Canada. A $5,000 value.

“Kooky Cooks” category
(18 years old and older):

A trip to Switzerland with Air Canada for two (2) people. A $3,000 value.

“Family Table” category

A set of cookware and kitchen accessories. A $3,000 value.

How the contest works:

  1. Participants must fill out a form and include their favourite recipe (ingredients, instructions and a photo that they’ve taken themselves), a brief story about the recipe and the reason they’ve chosen it.
  2. When choosing the finalists, the jury will assess the quality of the recipe and the story behind it. The twelve (12) finalists’ recipes—four (4) in each category—will be unveiled on March 5, 2021.
  3. Members of the public will vote for their favourite recipe and story in each category. The vote will take place from March 5 to March 31 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT), 2021.
  4. The winner in each category will be announced on April 7, 2021.

Things are cooking!

The jury is busy choosing the finalists for the Kitchen Party contest! Come back soon to place your vote! While things are cooking, check out the RVF’s journal, and discover loads of activities, games, articles to read and more contests!