It was a great evening Monday, July 7th on the Calgary Co-op Kitchen Theatre stage as we watched Constable Sean Lynn and Constable Karen MacLeod of the Calgary Police Service take on the Calgary Fire Department’s J.P. Galli and Barry MacDonald in the 5th Annual Cook-off.

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Each team could provide the other team with an ingredient they had to use in their cooking.  Sean and Karen thought jicama might cause J.P. and Barry some problems but it turns out J.P. was quite familiar with jicama salads.

Courtesy of the firefighters Sean and Karen had to incorporate sardines into their Spolumbo’s spicy sausage dish.

Angela Knight of CBC was our wonderful MC and Mayor Nenshi dropped by to wish the contestants good luck.

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Our 4 judges, Teri McKinnon Harvey Poon, Yvonne Jeffery and Jonathan Love had a very tough time deciding a winner2014-07-07 17.35.39

but the Firefighters nudged ahead with their Spolumbo’s spicy sausage cup filled with a jicama salad. Congratulations to J.P. and Barry and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!

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