The Mayor of Stratford Dan Mathieson will compete against Egg Farmer Gary West in the ultimate Black Box competition. They will be paired up with 2 chefs to create the best garlic inspired recipe in under 1 hour given the secret “Black Box” ingredient they are to work with.
About the Celebrities
Dan Matieson – Dan Mathieson is in his third term as Mayor and sits on numerous Boards and Committees in health care, municipal affairs, law enforcement, athletics, not-for-profits, universities and colleges.
He is currently Chair of the Ontario Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) and past Chair of the South West Economic Alliance (SWEA). He is a member of the Board of Directors of Festival Hydro and Rhyzome Networks, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Kings University College at the University of Western Ontario, the Advisory Board of the University of Waterloo-Stratford Campus and a founding Director of the Stratford Institute for Digital Media. Dan is also a Governor on the Board of i-Canada and is on the Advisory Board for Walsh University – Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community.
Dan was recently chosen by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, paying tribute to community leaders whose endeavours have set them apart as technology innovators.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Public Administration Degree from the University of Western Ontario.