One of Canada’s premier culinary fundraising events and hosted by Giada de Laurentiis, the Chef’s Challenge engages food enthusiasts for a good cause. Gala guests dined on a gourmet five course meal inspired by Giada De Laurentiis while each team took their place on stage. The roster of celebrity chefs, including HGTV’s Scott McGillivray guided teams as they were given secret ingredients to incorporate into an entrée and dessert item influenced by Giada’s Italian cooking style. Each course was a time sensitive challenge and was presented to the panel of celebrity judges. Dishes were scored on taste, presentation and creativity. Proceeds raised were in support of specialized care and research in women’s cancers at Mount Sinai Hospital.