Vancouver Chefs Set To Gather In Support Of Tina Fineza On Oct. 19


The restaurant community is joining forces in support of their friend and colleague Tina Fineza who was diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 bilateral breast cancer in June of 2014. Tina’s treatment consists of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation which will result in her taking a leave of absence from her consulting company, Service Excellence for a minimum of 1 year.

UPDATE | THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT | You can still help by making a donation here.

Mise en Place will take place on October 19. Twelve chefs from Vancouver and beyond will be serving up delicious bites from their designated kitchen at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts’ Bistro 101, plus canapés and desserts will be served. The evening will start off at 5:30PM with a reception and later guests will move through the various professional kitchens, sampling creations from these incredibly talented Canadian chefs.

Tickets are $74 and include welcome canapés, small plates and desserts throughout the evening. Beverages are served by donation, plus a raffle and silent auction featuring incredible culinary treats and experiences will be available to bid on and win. So bring cash! Tickets for Mise en Place can be purchased here.

Mise En Place Participating Chefs and Restaurateurs:

Bruno Feldeisen – Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver
Christophe Langlois – Artisan Eats Cafe & Fine Food, Bowen Island
David Robertson – The Dirty Apron Cooking School, Vancouver
Dave Wong & Dawn Doucette – Earls Chefs Collective, Vancouver
Ed Perrow & Neil Taylor – Espana, Fat Badger, Vancouver
Jefferson Alvarez – Secret Location
Iori Kataoka – Shuraku Sake Bar and Bistro, Vancouver
Angus An – Maenam
Eleanor Chow & Slavita Johnson – Cadeaux, Vancouver
Frank Pabst – Blue Water Cafe & Raw Bar, Vancouver
Jason Apple & Jory Simkin – Roaming Dragon Food Truck, Vancouver
Jesse Grasso – The Black Hoof, Toronto
Jennifer Peters & Hamid Salimian – NextJen Gluten Free Flour, Vancouver
Marcelo Ramirez – La Taqueria, Vancouver
Margaret Chisholm – Culinary Capers Catering, Vancouver
Mary Mackay, Terra Breads, Vancouver
Michael Noble – NOtaBLE, The Nash, Calgary
Merri Schwartz – Growing Chefs, Vancouver
Taryn Wa – Savoury Chef Foods, Vancouver

If you are unable to attend Mise en Place but would still like to help, you are welcome to make a donation at

We are so pleased to also announce that The BC Hospitality Foundation has generously offered to match up to $5,000 in funds raised on October 19.

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