Chefs in the House, Dan’s Legacy Foundation Fundraiser

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Cook along with talented local chefs, for a cause! Dan’s Legacy Foundation’s Chefs in the House, presented by Pacific Restaurant Supply, is a virtual fundraiser that will support the charity’s trauma informed counselling and life-skills programs for youth at risk in Metro Vancouver.

Chefs in the House

Chefs in the House

  • When: October 20, October 27 and November 3, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Where: Watch live from your home
  • Registration: Now open for $25 per household or $100 for a Chef Class Pass. Tickets eligible for a partial charitable tax receipt. Your ticket includes admission to the live interactive Zoom event, Q&A with the Chef, and exclusive early access to the online silent auction.

For the second year in a row, participants are invited to join the live Zoom-cast with chefs Shay Kelly (The Caterer) and Andrew George (BC’s first Indigenous Red Seal Chef), as well as pastry chef Alannah Peddie (Frolic & Forage), for a one-hour, interactive cooking show, live from the test kitchen at Pacific Restaurant Supply in Vancouver.

  • October 20, 2021 – Scrumptious Starter with Chef Shay Kelly
  • October 27, 2021 – Dinner Tonight with Indigenous Red Seal Chef Andrew George
  • November 3, 2021 – Just Desserts with Pastry Chef Alannah Peddie
  • Cook-Off Competition – Secret Chefs (will be announced soon)!

A 4th pre-recorded show, available to all access Chef Class Pass holders, will showcase the talents of two chefs competing to create a dish in one hour from a box of surplus food. The competition will be judged by Cassandra Anderton, President of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

“We had such a great time with last year’s series of shows, that we decided to keep the fun going this year,” says Barbara Coates, Dan’s Legacy’s executive director. “Everyone enjoyed the interactive nature of the event – being able to cook along with the chefs and ask questions in real time. We’re looking forward to seeing guests from last year and welcoming all newcomers!”

Chefs in the House, Dan's Legacy Foundation Fundraiser

Food and cooking are integral to the success of Dan’s Legacy’s core counselling program, which is supported by its recovered food collection program. Each month the charity collects over 14,000kgs of donated surplus food from three grocery stores in Vancouver and Burnaby, and delivers the product to 14 charitable organizations. A portion of the food supplies Dan’s Legacy’s food bank as well as its “Intro to Cook” job-skills training program in New Westminster. The majority of the charity’s clients are youth aging out of foster care with significant mental health challenges, many are homeless, and all are hungry. 

Since the start of COVID-19, Dan’s Legacy fielded a 50% increase in referrals from other agencies, as well as identified a 50% increase in hospitalizations for youth with psychosis, overdose and suicide attempts. Dan’s Legacy’s team of trauma-informed therapists go directly to the youth wherever they are, there is no wait list and its programs and counselling services are free.

Can’t tune in live to all the classes? No problem! Each one will be recorded and sent to ticket holders for private viewing later. 

Win a Chefs Class Pass!

I have a Chefs Class Pass to give away that includes access to all of the events including the special cook-off competition. Here are several ways you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. UPDATE: The winner is: Cheryl Inger!

About Dan’s Legacy

Dan’s Legacy provides trauma and culturally-informed counselling and life-skills intervention programs for youth at risk in Metro Vancouver.  In the past five years Dan’s Legacy has helped over 400 youth meet their educational, employment, and recovery goals.

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14 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. Tabby72Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 — 7:05am PDT

    What a great cause and a fun idea! Thanks!

  2. Amber olakWednesday, September 1st, 2021 — 8:12am PDT

    Great giveaway!

  3. Bonnie lamThursday, September 2nd, 2021 — 5:14am PDT

    Good luck. Huggies.

  4. Jason BThursday, September 2nd, 2021 — 7:23pm PDT

    Tasty

  5. Amy PezzenteThursday, September 2nd, 2021 — 9:27pm PDT

    Awesome opportunity!!!

  6. KarenDWThursday, September 2nd, 2021 — 10:18pm PDT

    Thanks for highlighting the work of Dan’s Legacy.

  7. Renate BFriday, September 3rd, 2021 — 7:11am PDT

    Wonderful prize!

  8. J. OchsendorfFriday, September 3rd, 2021 — 7:17am PDT

    What a wonderful event for an truly needed cause ! Good work!!! Bravo

  9. AnitaFriday, September 3rd, 2021 — 7:53am PDT

    Wow!

  10. Cheryl IngFriday, September 3rd, 2021 — 8:39am PDT

    Great cause!

  11. wenFriday, September 3rd, 2021 — 11:53am PDT

    Thanks you for the contest!

  12. Frank LopezFriday, September 3rd, 2021 — 1:58pm PDT

    Wow this is awesome

  13. RaySunday, September 5th, 2021 — 7:04am PDT

    Such an amazing cause. Making a difference.

  14. Vickie ConnMonday, September 6th, 2021 — 2:21pm PDT

    This sounds sooo fun

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