Calling all poutine lovers! Canada's poutine festival, which is also the largest one in the world, is back to make all of your dreams come true. La Poutine Week is serving up the Canadian classic and you can even apply to be a judge. Just think of all the amazing poutine you'll get to eat.

The week-long event celebrating the Canadian delicacy, presented by Saputo, is pretty much the most wonderful time of the year.

From February 1 to February 7, Canadians across the country will be able to enjoy an entire week of deliciously cheesy goodness at restaurants taking part in the festivities.

For the eighth year in a row, the festival promises to serve up incredible creations from the classic recipe to new innovations like fried chicken poutine, seafood poutine
and even poutine desserts

This week-long event is not just for Canadians to binge on poutine, it's also a friendly competition for restaurants to show off their skills.

If you're a die-hard fan of cheese, gravy and fries, there's a contest for you to become a judge in your city and taste test all the dishes to figure out who comes out on top.

Plus you can win cash, up to $99 per winner, to try all the poutine, official swag, your name listed online as an official judge and more.

To be a judge for the festival you just have to fill out a simple form here and say why you should be chosen to taste all of that glorious gravy covered goodness.

One judge from each city will be picked to join the team of judges to determine the winners of this years' La Poutine Week.

But the deadline is on January 15, 2020 so get your applications in quick!

The festival is happening in six provinces so even if you don't get a spot as a judge there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy this classic Canadian dish.

You can find participating restaurants in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Ottawa, Cornwall and a bunch of suburbs in Quebec, all serving up poutine for everyone to enjoy.

Taking part in La Poutine Week might just put you in a food coma but it'll be so worth it.

Check out the festival's website at the end of January to find participating restaurants in your city.

La Poutine Week

When: February 1 to February 7, 2020.

Where: Participating restaurants across Canada.

Why You Need To Go: To taste a ton of incredible poutine dishes from restaurants vying to be crowned the best in your city.


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