Welcome to the Gravy Bowl 

To kickoff Poutine Week we are bringin' it with the second annual Gravy Bowl competition. Teams made up a Chef + a Calgary Stampeder and a + Local Brewery  create poutines and go head to head throughout Poutine Week to sell the most poutines for Mealshare. Stay tuned for each team's poutine entry and follow the smacktalk on social! 


Congratulations! It was such a great day with 8 poutines and 8 local breweries to sample - difficult for the judges to pick one big winner. Thank you to all the chefs, Stampeders and breweries for participating in the Gravy Bowl in support of Mealshare. 


Team #1 anju boiling oar

Roy Oh, Owner and Chef, Anju Restaurant

Quinn Smith  #68 Offensive Lineman

Mark Zemlak, President and Brewmaster Boiling Oar Brewery

Poutine for your Seoul

Korean smoked meat poutine w/ kennebec fries, truffle gravy, cheese curds.


Team #2 dandy brasserie

Cam Dobranski Chef/Owner, Brasserie and Kensington Wine Bar

Charlie Power #46 Running Back

Dandy Brewing Company

Oyster & Dandy Stout Poutine

Oyster and stout gravy, fried oysters, Alberta cheese curds



Team #3 modern Wild rose

Dustin Schafer, Chef, Modern Steak 

Rene Parades #30 Kicker

Wild Rose Brewery

Modern Wild Poutine

Dry aged benchmark short rib, cheese curds, pickled shimiji mushrooms, caramelized onions, Barracks Brown Ale




Team #4 beltiner half hitch

Alex Burgess,  Chef, Beltliner

DeVone Claybrooks, Coach

Half Hitch Brewery

The Beltliner Half Hitch Breakfast Poutine

Fire & Fury (Red Ale) Blanched Fries Topped w. Quebec cheese curds, Shotgun Wedding (Brown Ale) braised Alberta beef brisket, Sunny fried egg and spicy onion crisps.



Team #5 Last Best market

Evan Robertson, Chef, Market

Rob Cote #26 Running Back

Last Best Brewery

Dirty Bird Poutine

Crispy Golden Fries, MARKET Smoked Bocconcini, Duck Confit, Last Best Black Lager Gravy


Team #6 bookers common crown

Keven Tsang, Chef, Bookers

Alex Singleton, #49 Middle Linebacker 

Common Crown Brewery

Creole Smoked Turkey Poutine

smoked turkey glazed with Common Crown Blonde Ale, topped with cornbread and andouille dressing, cheese curds and fresh cut fries, covered with a spicy gravy with creole mustard and Common Crown Brown Ale. Topped with crispy turkey skin and green onion


Team #7 village wurst

Rudy Schmid, Chef, Wurst

Adam Thibault, #2 Defensive Back 

Village Brewery

Poutine "Boeff Bourguignon"

Beef cubes marinated and braised in "Village Blacksmith", pearl onions, button mushrooms, "Blacksmith" gravy, infused cheese curds, duck fat fries


Team #8 Bridges and Brewsters 

Bridges on First

Bo Levi Mitchell #19 Quarterback 


West Coast Poutine

Football shaped tater tots, gravy, curds and fresh West Coast wild cod, clams and mussels


Winners of the 2016 Gravy Bowl 

On Saturday, April 16 the seven Gravy Bowl teams went head to head in an epic battle at Anju Restaurant. The judges deliberated and chose the winner Briggs Kitchen and Bar Newf's Lobster Poutine! 

At the end of Poutine Week the winner of the most poutines sold by a Gravy Bowl team goes to Wurst for selling 259 poutines! 

Congratulations to all the teams for a fantastic Gravy Bowl competition.