Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? Each year, Chicken Farmers of Canada has celebrated chicken farming throughout the whole month of September and this year, we are as excited as ever!
What is National Chicken Month? It is a time to celebrate chicken farmers from coast to coast – they work hard to provide Canadians with fresh, high-quality chicken on a daily basis. Not only that, but we celebrate the benefits chicken farming brings to Canada, whether it’s economic contributions, a safe and steady food supply, or even how nutritious and delicious chicken is!
National Chicken Month is also a time to talk about the care our farmers take when it comes to raising their birds. Our farmers all follow the mandatory Raised by a Canadian Farmer programs – they set out regulations and guidelines for the care and handling of the birds our farmers raise. Each program has strict guidelines that are audited on a regular basis.
The Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo provides additional assurance that the chicken Canadians buy is safe, fresh, of high quality, and was raised by caring hands.
Think you’re Canada’s Worst Chicken Chef? Well you’re in luck! Send us a one-minute video or tell us why you’re Canada’s Worst Chicken Chef to get a chance to win:
More about celebrity chef Michael Blackie:
Born in Leicestershire, England, and raised in Montreal, Michael Blackie has been cooking for almost 27 years on three continents. Over the past decade, he’s worked at some of the world’s finest hotels including the Fairmont Pierre Marques (Mexico) and the Oberoi (Bali), an exclusive five-star facility voted the world’s best boutique resort by Leading Hotels of the World (2002) and listed on Cond Nast’s “hot list”.
Among his many career highlights, Chef Blackie held executive sous chef and acting chef positions at the prestigious and world-renowned Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. In 2003 Michael returned to Canada and was responsible for the opening of Brookstreet hotel as the Executive chef. Within 4 months of opening Brookstreet was awarded the prestigious four-diamond rating from CAA for the dining room Perspectives.
In 2009 Michael joined the National Arts Centre as the Executive chef and Director of Food and Beverage. During his tenure Michael created “Celebrity Chefs of Canada” two years running this event showcased the talents of 18 chefs from across Canada. This unique event garnered national attention. In 2010 Michael was the co-host of Chef- off! A seven-part Food Network produced show that showcased the antics and challenges of two chefs, as they battled for number one position. Chef-off was nominated for a Gemini award in 2010, in the category of reality TV.
Currently Michael is the co-founder of Nextfood.ca a 11,000 SQFT unique facility located in the west end of Ottawa, featuring casual dining, events, catering and take home. Nextfood.ca represents the fruits of Michael’s dedication to his craft and is proud to call this place his home.
Our beloved Chef D’Oeuvres videos are back and better than ever! A team of two farmers and a team of two swimmers will have a cook off to see who can make the best chicken dish. Once the dishes are done, you at home will be able to vote on which dish is the winner. May the best recipe win!
Brotherly duo Anthony and Félix go up against swimmers Charles and Camille in a heated cook-off! Can they take the pressure?
Which recipe do you think is best? Was it Anthony and Félix’s Chicken Chili or Camille and Charles’ Pasta Portofino? Make sure to vote by September 27th – you can vote on our Facebook page or Twitter!
Make sure to join us for our 3rd Annual National Chicken Month Twitter Party on September 12th at 9:00pm (EST)! Follow our hashtag #IHeartChickenFarmers to celebrate everything chicken and win some fun prizes!
Want to win some fun swag from Chicken Farmers of Canada and Swimming Canada? Make sure you follow us on Instagram to get a chance to win weekly fun prize pack! Here’s how you can enter:
And that’s it! Make sure to check in every Monday for the new picture and every Friday we will draw a name and announce the winner!