Iron Chef Competition
Friday, 2 pm to 4 pm

Farmers Market
Come join the fun as local foodies compete to gather all the ingredients they need from the Farmers Market for their special recipes. Don’t miss this race against the clock with a FESTIVAL twist!

The Challengers
Ron Jette, local food enthusiast and community volunteer

Paul Rushforth, Broker & Owner of Paul Rushforth Real Estate Inc.

The Judges
Steph, The Grilling Gourmet

Craig Buckley, Owner, Kettleman’s Bagels

Free Community Breakfast
Saturday, 9 am


A great way to start your day! MP Royal Galipeau and MPP Phil McNeely invite you to join them and local city councillors for good food and good conversation.

Cooking Demonstrations and Special Presentations
Richcraft Theatre

Saturday, 10:00 am
Summer salads for your backyard BBQ
Come and meet Chef Marc Miron from Cuisine & Passion. He will demonstrate great salad recipes for your summer BBQ using fresh local ingredients. What a better way to impress your guest at your next BBQ. He will also share with you how he came across stars, presidents and celebrities during his world wide career.

Apple, celery, cranberry and blue cheese dressing
Cabbage slaw with seven seeds dressing
Fennel salad with Parmesan and lemon

Chef Marc Miron
Cuisine et PassionAt just 26 years of age, Marc Miron was appointed Executive Sous Chef at the brand new four-star Westin Hotel in Ottawa, Canada. He was young, but he had already earned a regional reputation as a passionate chef. It wasn’t long before he was noticed by Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Over the next 20 years, he would serve presidents and prime ministers, royalty and rock stars, world leaders and business tycoons while leading kitchen brigades in some of the best hotels and resorts in the world. From Canada to the West Indies, from Bali to Sydney, Australia, it was a role he was born to play.

While common now, Chef Marc was among the first chefs on the planet to promote the wonderful freshness that can be found among the harvests of local producers. When in Sydney, he could often be found wandering the countryside, looking for fresh meat and produce. After more than three decades in the kitchen and 20 years “on the road” around the world, Chef Marc decided it was time to return to Canada and share his passion with his friends and neighbours. With his wife Chantal, he now owns and operates Cuisine & Passion, a gourmet food shop on St. Joseph Blvd. in Orléans, Ontario. Visit for more information.

Saturday, 11:00 am Liquid Nitrogen Demo with Atelier Chef/Owner, Marc Lepine
AtelierLiquid nitrogen has become a revolutionary tool in today’s professional kitchen. It has changed not only the way we prepare and process food, but also the way we think about food from a creative point of view. Marc will demonstrate how simple jobs such as grinding olives and nuts to a fine powder without the oils separating is now possible, how ice cream can be made a la minute, and how any ingredient can be used as a direct seasoning. As well, Marc will look at and demonstrate many modernist preparations using liquid nitrogen including nitro noodles, broken and shattered presentations, citrus cells, and frozen domes. There will be plenty of time for Qs & As.

Marc Lepine
After 3 years of culinary school, Marc Lepine began working in the finest kitchens of Toronto, France, and Italy. Upon his return to Canada in 1998, he accepted his first executive chef’s position with Bartlett Lodge in Algonquin Park, where he stayed for 4 years. Marc decided to move to Ottawa in 2001 with the intent to eventually open a restaurant. He received his sommelier certification from Algonquin College in 2002 and spent 6 years working as executive chef for the Courtyard Restaurant, where he was twice named ‘Ottawa Chef of the Year’ by the Canadian Culinary Federation. In January of 2008, Marc decided it was time to open Atelier. Now 2 years old, Atelier has already received numerous accolades. Most notably, it was named among the top 5 best new restaurants in Canada by Air Canada’s enRoute magazine.

Saturday, Noon
“Let’s Talk About Food” – An interactive presentation on the growing popularity of Food TV and the evolution of the Ottawa restaurant scene
Knight EnterprisesIf you like talking and learning about food just as much as eating it…this event is for you!

Join local TV Producer Chris Knight, President of Knight Enterprises, for a fun yet educational discussion on the impact of the “foodie movement” on specialty TV and on the quality and diversity of local food offerings. Chris will sprinkle his presentation with a personal travel anecdotes, favourite food stories and tasty summer recipes

Chris Knight is the President of Knight Enterprises, a media production company with offices in Ottawa and Toronto. He has written and produced more than 900 episodes of quality programming for Food Network, HGTV, CBC, UKFOOD to name a few. His programming is seen in 98 countries and he has written 6 best-selling cookbooks. Knight is now launching a new food-themed network called, to launch in Canada this fall, 2011.

Cake Decorating Competition
Saturday, 3 pm to 5 pm

Richcraft Theatre

Back by popular demand…Join us for the most intense cake decorating competition in town! In teams made up of one local baker and one local celebrity, participants will have 30 minutes to create the most original and tasty cake. What will the secret theme be this year? Come watch as these teams of professionals work in pressure cooker conditions to win the title of The 2011 Orléans Festival Cake-Off Champion!

Amongst those competing for the title this year are:

Ryan Lindsay, HOT 89.9 FM and Jeff Stoveld, Top of the Hill Bakery (Defending Champions)

Lucy Van Oldenbarneveld, CBC Ottawa and Anne Brimacombe

Mary Jane & Brian Coburn, Former Cumberland Mayor and Lindsay Simpson, Serendippy Cakes

David Schellenberg, Live 88.5 FM and Patricia Pearson, Picture Cake Design

Gerry Dust, Dust Evans Grandmaitre Law Firm and Josée Cowley, The Cakery

Rick Snell, Chair, BIA Board of Directors and Tanya de Maurivez, Delicioso Cakes, Cupcakes & Treats.

Michael Allen, President, United Way Ottawa-Carleton

Debora-Ann Latimer, Caterer

Christine Tremblay, Executive Director, AOE Arts Council

Taste of Orléans
Saturday, 12 pm to 2 pm

Lower Lobby, Shenkman Art Centre

Your taste buds will thank you for coming to the Orléans Festival! Come savour FREE food samples provided by our local restaurants. See what your local chefs are cooking up!

The following restaurants will be participating:

Royal Oak
Cora’s Breakfast & Lunch
Bien Pho Vietnamese
Cuisine and Passion
Willie and Juan’s Handmade Mexican Food
Orleans Bakery
Rangoli Indian Cuisine
D’Arcy McGee’s
Luigi’s Firestone Grill
Food Vendors
Lemonade, ice cream, donuts and pizza will be available for purchase throughout the Festival