Winnipeg VegFest Proudly Presents

The Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese SMACDOWN!

Winnipeg VegFest is delighted to announce the Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese SMACDOWN! This event is a competition for the best vegan mac ‘n cheese in Winnipeg! While “vegan mac ‘n cheese” might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a very popular item, thanks to the incredible variety of vegan cheeses. Vegan mac ‘n cheese is one of the beloved comfort foods of the vast and growing vegan community.

The Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese SMACDOWN! will be held on September 16, 2017 at the beautiful new Axworthy Health and RecPlex at the University of Winnipeg.
This contest is open to everyone. Contestants will be evaluated on aroma, texture, flavor, and originality. Contestant are encouraged to develop highly original recipes. A panel of judges, whose expertise is based on eating lots and lots and lots of vegan food, will evaluate each contestant on a score of 1 to 10.

So, are you down for the SMACDOWN? Then apply today by completing the form below. If you have any questions, get in touch at


Thank you! And see you in September!


  • Contestants are required to bring 12 cups of mac ‘n cheese, since up to 30 members of the audience will be tasting the dish.
  • Contestants must provide a list of ingredients, including common allergens (this can be done on the day of the event).
  • Contestants must prepare their dish the morning of VegFest.
  • Contestants must transport their dish in a crockpot, plug it in when they arrive at the venue, and then make sure their dish is reheated on high, and then maintained on low heat until finished.
  • NOTE: High means it must reach 74 degrees C, which a crockpot is designed to do. Then it can be turned down to low which is 60 degrees on a crockpot.

    Mac ‘n Cheese SMACDOWN

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      Neither Winnipeg VegFest, the University of Winnipeg, nor any of their respective officers, agents, employees, contractors, facilities, representatives or assigns shall be liable for any claims for damage, loss, expense, harm, or injury or death to the person resulting from theft, fire, earthquake, water, unavailability of the facility, uncontrollable events, third parties, accident or any other reason in connection with the The Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese SMACDOWN!.
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