Saskatchewan chefs throw down for ethical eating challenge

A cooking competition with ethical ambitions was held in downtown Regina today.

The event was put on by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation

Chef Mariana Brito prepares her meal at the Ethical Eats Mystery Box Challenge in Regina. (Trevor Aikman/CBC)

A cooking competition with ethical ambitions was held in downtown Regina Wednesday.

Two chefs were cooking meals on Scarth Street using only local, fair trade, and organic ingredients. They only had 45 minutes to complete their dishes.

Chef Mariana Brito from the Backyard Project and Chef Jenni Willems from Chef Jenni's Catering took part in the event.

Brito ended up winning the top prize. She impressed the judges with her cold peach soup and a broccoli risotto.

Chef Jenni took the loss in stride:

Organizers said the goal is to spread awareness about ethical eating. 

The event was put on by the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation.

Two Saskatchewan chef competed against each other at the Ethical Eats Mystery Box Challenge in Regina. (Trevor Aikman/CBC)
Chef Jenni Willems prepares her meal at the Ethical Eats Mystery Box Challenge in Regina. (Trevor Aikman/CBC)
Chef Mariana Brito won the Ethical Eats Mystery Box Challenge with her cold peach soup and a broccoli risotto. (Trevor Aikman/CBC)