Firefighters Cook Off Narrows Down Finalists

By Tyler Sutherland

Five finalists have been chosen in the 5 Alarm Firefighters Cook Off contest, where one will eventually be named Manitoba’s 2011 Cook Off Champion.

The public has been voting for weeks to choose their favourite recipes, and now the top five Winnipeg firefighters will get to prepare their dishes.

The finalists are Derek Balcaen (Man Sauce), Keith Dixon (Thai Firehouse Cashew Chicken), Allen Levenec (Al’s Kick Axe Chilli), Rob McDonald (Robbie Mac’s Ribs) and David Mirosh (Pyrosis Burgers with Fully Involved Guacamole).

Tickets to the final cook off event are $25 at or by calling 787-2022. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds will support burn research at the Health Sciences Centre.