Great Manitoba Food Fight Winners


Joseph Chaeban and his Louis Lavender Ice Cream was the big winner this year at the 12th annual Great Manitoba Food Fight.

Four winner were awarded prizes in the annual event that supports small and medium sized agri-processors in Manitoba. The Food Fight is sponsored by the Manitoba Government in Partnership with De Luca’s Specialty Food Store and Food and Beverage Manitoba.

Three prizes were awarded to food entrepreneurs, and one prize awarded in the alcoholic beverage competition. Joseph Chaeban of Chaeban Ice Cream in Winnipeg won gold with Louis Lavender Ice Cream, Mary MacLean of Happy Dance Hummus in East St. Paul won silver with Curry Masala Hummus, and Helen Staines of Decadence Chocolates in Winnipeg won bronze with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. The alcoholic beverage competition saw Matthew Sabourin of La Brasserie Nonsuch Brewing Co. in Winnipeg win with a saison.

“Food and Beverage Manitoba (FAB MB) is very proud to be involved with this event,” said Dave Shambrock, executive director, FAB MB. “Our industry is very strong and innovative. This competition helps us recognize the best new products from new companies that are a vital component of the economic growth Manitoba is experiencing.”