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Accepting Applications Until May 8th, 2024

Why Become A Mystery Judge

Highlights from the 2022 Competition

Ontario’s Best Veal Sandwich competition began in November 2016 to celebrate this classic sandwich, which first made its appearance in Ontario (if the tales are to be believed) shortly after the second World War.

Its roots are in Italian cuisine and the classic thin, breaded veal cutlets with tomato sauce, cheese, and a choice of toppings such as mushrooms, peppers, onions, and rapini on a big bun became a hearty and portable lunch. 

After the success of the 2016 competition, VFO decided to make it an annual event and continued the competition in 2018 and 2019.

With a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, VFO returned in 2022 to reignite the competition on a biannual basis and celebrate and showcase the many family-owned and operated (much like VFO members) establishments that proudly offer the delicious sandwich, often comprised of sauce and breaded cutlet recipes handed down through generations.

Testimonials

People are incredulous when I tell them I have been paid to eat (and score) hundreds of veal sandwiches over the years of the competition. And they always want to know how one can secure such a coveted position. It’s not as easy as it sounds. You need to understand the characteristics of an outstanding veal sandwich – the veal is the hero but how it is cooked and how it all comes together with the sauce, toppings and bread is also important.
C. F.

Judging veal sandwiches in Ontario is a delicious duty, where every bite tells a story about family, traditions and a passion for serving a high quality and wholesome meal.  You’ll fall in love with the people as much as their sandwiches!

A.W.

Best. Job. Ever. 

But not as easy as most people think. No two veal sandwiches are alike despite the fact that the ingredients are similar. There are subtle differences that make a veal sandwich really stand out and you need to know how to spot those differences. 

J.H.

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FAQs

How much will I get paid?

You will get $40 per restaurant visit and review. $15 per sandwich/drink maximum (receipts must be provided for compensation) 

How will I get paid?

You will submit the official receipt from the restaurant. Payment will be made (via e-transfer) within 7 days of submitting receipts and reviews 

How will I know which restaurant to visit?

The mystery judges will be assigned the restaurants to visit by the OBVS team. Our team will be in constant communication with you. Alternatively, if you know of any restaurant in your area that serves a Veal Sandwich then let our team know. 

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