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MAC was BACK at u of T!

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Smackdown 2022

The Mac ‘n’ Cheese Smackdown is back!

As part of the Biggest Back to School Ever series of events, the University of Toronto Food Services team proudly presented our annual Mac ’n’ Cheese Smackdown.

Cheesy goodness was up for the judgement and scrutiny of the most discerning palettes and tastebuds across the University. Tickets were only $5 and all proceeds from ticket sales went to the United Way of Greater Toronto.

Four teams competed, but one was victorious – Team Chestnut!

Team Chestnut - the 2022 MAc and Cheese Smack down champions

Our Competitors

Team CampusOne

Representing for Team CampusOne, Chef Colin & Chef Daniel.

What they made:

General Tso’s Chicken Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Served with green onion oil and toasted sesame seed.


Representing for Team Chestnut, Chef Olivia & Chef Tiffany (standing in for Chef Edward). 


Supreme Mac & Cheese
Classic Mac & Cheese topped with a Marinara Sauce, Italian Cured Meats and Crispy Onion.

Representing for Team New College, Chef Jonathan & Chef Amy.

What they made:

MacBroc Ultra
Creamy Mac & Cheese with Broccoli, Crispy Shallots and Bacon.

Representing for Team Retail, Chef Kusha, Chef Andrew, Chef Trish & Chef Justin.

What they made:

The Ontario Smoked Bacon
Creamy Mac & cheese, topped with Ontario bacon bits, golden onion ring and a chipotle cheese drizzle.

event details

When is this happening?

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
11:30am – 2pm

at Willcocks Commons (corner of Willcocks and St. George)

How do I purchase tickets?

This is a cashless event and tickets can ONLY be purchased through the Food Services Mobile Order app. Detailed instructions on how to get the app can be found below. Your ticket includes samples from all four teams.

But what if I want to give more?

Well, we thought about that (since we know how generous our U of T community is!) and have provided an ADD ON option in the app to donate additional funds to the United Way. You can add $2, $5 or $10 to your ticket cost to TOP UP your donation amount!

Why should I attend?

Three great reasons to come out:

  1. For only $5 you will receive FOUR portions of the carefully developed and curated Mac ’n’ Cheeses created by our campus Chefs.
  2. Come out and vote for your favourite or support your local resident Chef!
  3. In addition to receiving more Mac ’n’ Cheese than your stomach can handle for the low price of $5, you can feel good knowing that 100% of your $5 goes directly to the University of Toronto United Way Campaign!

veggie options

Vegetarian options of each dish will be available.

Don’t have the app yet?

Download the U of T Mobile app in two easy steps:

Step 1


Download the Transact Mobile Ordering app:

Get the U of T Mobile Ordering App on App Store

or on

Get the U of T Mobile Ordering App on Google Play

Step 2


Select your campus by choosing the
University of Toronto.

Link your New College or Chestnut meal plan residence dollars, TBucks, or a credit card and start ordering!


Join us on October 26th for the Mac ‘n’ Cheese Smackdown at Willcocks Commons.

Please note: Transportation is one of the leading contributors of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. To actively reduce transportation-related emissions, we encourage attendees to utilize lower carbon modes of transportation, such as public transit and car sharing.