Thank you to our Prize Sponsors!

Grateful for all our Culinary Race Sponsors!




Get to know our Sponsors: International Avenue BRZ


International Avenue is a vibrant business district with a diverse ethnic composition located on 17th Avenue S.E., from 26 to 61st streets, in Calgary. There is an interesting mix of business representative of the cosmopolitan neighbourhoods surrounding the Avenue.

It is an area of one-stop shopping with access to a selection of restaurants and grocery stores from around the world, as well as a wide range of other retail goods and services.

Over 425 businesses operate within the zone. Convenient free parking is available throughout the zone.

The Mission of the organization is to “promote, improve and create a more pleasant community in which to shop and live”.

The BRZ is achieving these goals by:

  • A maintenance program designed to clean the shopping district
  • Promotional/image initiatives
  • Special community events
  • The completion of an urban design plan and vision – approved at City Council, 2010
  • Plans for a sustainable community
  • A crime prevention safety plan – adopted
  • A pedestrian friendly approved comprehensive transportation policy – approved for funding 2014 and construction of the plan began in 2016. It will be completed in 2018.
  • An implementation strategy
  • A comprehensive community development plan
  • A variety of community partnerships
  • Land use changes
  • An incubation strategy and research for new business concepts
  • A development strategy
  • Arts and culture hub

International Avenue offers a very popular and long running “Around the World in 35 Blocks Food Tour” allowing guests to visit shops and food markets in over 5 continents in 35 blocks.

Registration is open for their Summer Tours. Visit their website at International Avenue to learn more about other events including Global Fest, the businesses, shopping, news and more!

Did you know International Avenue has an App?! It’s free and available on both iOS and Android. You can download it directly from the International Avenue website or search it up on your play store.

Tool Shed Brewery Announced as Wrap Up Location

One of Calgary’s favourite breweries, Tool Shed Brewing Company is set to host the wrap up event for the Culinary Race participants on race day.

Registered racers will end their race day at Tool Shed Brewery at #9, 801, 30th Street NE. Culinary Racers will be able to take a peek at the brewery, sampling bar and mingle with other participants, as we prepare to announce the winners!


Eight Ounce Coffee joins the Race as a title Sponsor

We are thrilled to announce Eight Ounce Coffee has teamed up with us as a Title Sponsor and our Breakfast Sponsor!

Teams will meet at their location for check in and registration package pick up! A little about our Eight Ounce Coffee…


Eight Ounce Coffee has been around since 2011. Their focus is curating and sourcing the best possible coffee (and tea) equipment and accessories for coffee professionals and people who just want to make and enjoy great coffee.

You can find their products in cafés and lifestyle stores around North America but especially in several coffee shops and cafes in Calgary.

Check out their website to see what brands and products they carry, and where to buy locally. Or shop online, they even have a sale section!

Twitter: 8_oz_coffee
Instagram: eightouncecoffee

Meet Our Sponsors: Lakeview Bakery

Lakeview Bakery

Lakeview Bakery has been providing Calgary with delicious and nutritious breads, buns and desserts for the past 24 years. As a Culinary Race Sponsor, they are pleased to offer products for special diets with consistently tasty options.

They carry a variety of choices, including gluten-free, low-carb, diabetic, organic, dairy-free, yeast-free and egg-free baked goods and have a dedicated Gluten Free bakery in the South.

Lakeview Bakery also carries other products including snacks, pasta, crackers, chocolates and some hard to find European imported products. Organic choices include Spelt, Kamut and Stoneground bread, buns, bagels and pizza shells.

Recipes are developed and perfected in house by our dedicated and talented team. If you are looking for fresh baked goods that meet your dietary requirements give us a call or stop by for a visit.


  • Lakeview Bakery is located in the community of Lakeview at the end of Crowchild Trail SW,  just before you enter North Glenmore Park.
  • Our second location, Lakeview on 90th opened 5 years ago to meet the demand for gluten free baking. 90th is located in Oakridge and carries only gluten free products and has no gluten on the premises.

Lakeview Bakery:  phone 403-246-6127    fax 403-246-6609

Lakeview on 90th: phone 403-457-3555    fax 403-457-3556

Twitter: @LakeviewBakery 

Facebook: Lakeview Bakery  &  Lakeview on 90th Gluten-Free