by Malcolm Jolley

Chef Ryan Crawford from Niagara-on-the-Lake’s winemaker-hangout Stone Road Grille won Chef Chris McDonald’s third annual Ground Hog Invitational at Cava with a maple bacon ice cream dish that came out of nowhere to impress expert judges Chef John Higgins, Suresh Doss and Karon Liu. Read Liu’s account of the evening and photo essay on the event in The Grid here.

I caught up with Chef Crawford and his competition crew right after the event for the video interview below.

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GFR videos are generously sponsored by a grant from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company. Malcolm Jolley is a founding editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Photo: John Gundy.