Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich 2019


Veal Farmers of Ontario engage passionate fans in the search for Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich!

Guelph, ON, (March 15, 2019) – Veal sandwich fans are fiercely loyal and very vocal when it comes to who makes the best one. So much so that the Veal Farmers of Ontario (VFO), representing 450 family-run Ontario veal farms, are counting on fans’ recommendations to aid in their search for Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich for 2019.

“I can tell you with all honesty, no two veal sandwiches are alike,” says Jennifer Haley, Executive Director of the VFO. “I’ve had the pleasure of judging entries from our past competitions and they are as individual as the chefs and cooks who create them. The basics are there; the tender, breaded veal with a tomato-based sauce served on a bun, but that’s where the similarities end. Toppings, seasonings and bread choices make for wildly different flavours and opinions about whose is the best.”

The Veal Farmers of Ontario have built a list of close to 200 places in the province that make a veal sandwich and find more every year. Hence, why they look to sandwich-lovers for their recommendations. From March 15 to April 30, 2019, all of Ontario is invited to nominate their favourite Ontario retailer, restaurant, caterer or even a home cook (if Nonna has game, the VFO wants to know). To nominate, simply tag your favourite sandwich maker on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and include #bestvealsandwich (be sure it’s a public post). Nominations can also be made by emailing the details to bestvealsandwich@ontariovealappeal.ca.

Once the maker receives 25 nominations, they are entered into the contest.

Nominations will go through an initial evaluation process before a team of hungry judges, including John Catucci, host of You Gotta Eat Here! on Food Network Canada, visits the top 12 semi-finalists to sample their sandwiches. From there, three finalists will be invited to put their culinary creations to the test at an undisclosed location in Toronto on June 15, 2019.

The winner will not only win bragging rights and a nice shiny award, they’ll also receive publicity valued at approximately $25,000!

Oh, and one lucky sandwich-lover will WIN a seat at the judges’ table on June 15th! The prize includes one night accommodations in Toronto! Enter for your chance to win below!

Win a seat beside John Catucci and the Ontario Veal Appeal team at the finals on June 15th, 2019 at the St. Lawrence Market Kitchen in Toronto! Prize includes one night's accommodation in Toronto!
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See our highlights below from the 2018 final competition!

Want to judge Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich for yourself? The map below shows where you can find our 2018 finalists and semi-finalists!