Six Vancouver Chefs to Duke it Out for a Chance at Canada-Wide Recognition, Nov. 24

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party 2020 Winners. Photo credit: Ben Campoux

On Thursday, November 24th, six awesome local chefs will be sweating it out in the kitchen to feed a room of hungry dinner party guests, for Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Vancouver.

The local chef with the most standout dish of the night will go on to rep our city in next year’s Canadian Culinary Championship (February 3-4, 2023), where they’ll be competing against eight other chefs from foodie hotspots around the country for the opportunity to supersede previous winner, Chef Roger Ma (Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar). Check out who’s involved – including a killer and diverse line-up of Vancouver talent/competitors – below:

Participating Vancouver Chefs:
Vish Mayekar — Caffè La Tana, Pepino’s
Scott Korzack — Bacaro
Bobby Milheron — Homer St. Cafe & Bar, Tableau Bar Bistro, Maxine’s Cafe & Bar
Sandy Chen — Archer
Thachaya “Mike” Tuangkitkun — Maenam
Sean Reeve — Collective Goods, Say Mercy, The Mackenzie Room

Judge’s Panel:
James Chatto — Canada’s Great Kitchen Party National Culinary Advisor / Head Judge
Joie Alvaro Kent — Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Vancouver Senior Judge
Roger Ma — Executive Chef, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar / 2020 Canadian Culinary Championship Winner
Andrea Carlson — Burdock & Co, Harvest Community Foods, Bar Gobo
Chef Hamid Salimian — VCC Culinary Arts, Nextjen
Chef Douglas Chang — Ai & Om Knives
Sid Cross — Chef’s Table Society

The cooking, feasting and partying – including music performances, and both a live and silent auction – will be going down at the Westin Bayshore in Coal Harbour. A seat at this particular dinner party (the last of this year’s cross-Canada tour) certainly isn’t cheap – prices start at $556.50 per person. But when you consider all of the awesome talent in the kitchen and the deliciousness that will be coming out of it, plus the three charities chosen to benefit from the event’s ticket sales – MusiCounts (providing inclusive, accessible and sustainable music education for Canadian youth); Spirit North (an organization promoting outdoors sports/play and well-being for Indigenous youth); Fresh Roots (a locally-rooted, hands-on food education organization) – it all adds up.

If you and/or your company have room in your budget, and are looking for a fun way to support the participating local chefs, as well as a bunch of other good causes, then this fits the bill. Get more details and purchase your ticket(s) here.

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