Food: Avocado Showdown


Everyone knows that avocados are good for you – they’re known as a superfoodavo4

I mean even avocado toast is a thing. I don’t feel like I need to reiterate all the benefits but I’d love to tell you about an upcoming event in Vancouver to do specifically with avocados from Mexico because let’s face it, they’re the best! An event I’m invited to attend and sample all of the dishes.  Good thing I love avocados!

avo3The second annual  Avoshowdownhosted by Avocados from Mexico, returns to Vancouver , B.C. on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver (2725 Main St, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m)

Local food lovers and culinary leaders will participate on Sunday April 10th, as 16 of Vancouver’s talented cooks and bakers showcase their creativity by creating an avocado dish for competition.  Six food and lifestyle experts will judge by a blind-tasting.

With the success and popularity of last year’s culinary competition, Avocados from Mexico is celebrating the return of the Avoshowdown  with bigger prizes, including roundtrip travels to a Mexican all-inclusive resort, courtesy of Club Med Canada.  This time, the competition is open to the public.

Did you know?

Of all avocados consumed in Canada, 80% of avocados come from Mexico. Mexico is the world’s top avocado producer (over 1,200 growers in the Michoacán region), far outranking the United States and Chile. Currently, Canada is the second biggest importer of Mexican avocados, ranking under the United States and just above Japan. Venue host chef Jonathan Kinney from the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver will teach attendees to create their own avocado dish; and  cocktail master, Justin Darnes of Drinks Undressed will reveal a spectacular avocado cocktail that he is creating exclusively for this event . An assortment of avocado appetizers will be created by the team at Northwest Culinary Academy to showcase the versatility of using Avocados from Mexico in every meal.

This year’s competing categories:

  • Savoury Dish (voted by judges)
  • Dessert/Pastry (voted by judges)
  • Foodie’s Choice (voted by entrants and spectators)

For more recipe ideas, nutritional information and tips, visit

Here is the link to my vegetarian ceviche recipe (with Avocados of course):

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