The 2022 Hot Chefs, Cool Jazz Gala brings together top culinary talent from the Vancouver and Kelowna areas for a night to remember in support of Junior Culinary Team Canada and Culinary Team BC.
Hot Chefs Cool Jazz at Fairmont Pacific Rim
- When: Friday, April 22, 2022 at 7:15pm
- Where: Fairmont Pacific Rim (1038 Canada Place, Vancouver)
- Tickets: Available online now for $225 (all taxes and fees included)
- 19+. This is a cocktail style reception and limited tables and chairs will be available.
BC’s top chefs come together for a special fundraising event offering guests live chef cooking stations featuring each chefs’ dish designed exclusively for the event, paired with award winning Mission Hill wines, all accompanied with live jazz music from Jennifer Hayes and her band. The evening’s MC will be Dawn Chubai, TSC Canada Host, accomplished jazz vocalist and award-winning recording artist.
Featured chefs include:
Chef Damon Campbell – Fairmont Pacific Rim (VIP Access Only)
Chef Rod Butters – RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd.
Chef Robert Clark – Chief Culinary Officer – Organic Ocean Seafood Inc.
Chef Roger Ma – Executive Chef Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar
Chef Scott Jaeger – 2007 Bocuse D’or Canada – Peartree Provisions
Chef Dawn Doucette – Douce Diner
Chef Patrick Gayler – Mission Hill Winery
Chef Meeru Dhalwala – Vij’s Restaurant
Chef Hamid Salimian – The Good Flour Co
Chef Angus An – Chef / Owner Maenam Restaurant
Chef Evan Elman – Vancouver Private Dining
Malindi Taylor – Fanny Bay Oysters
All proceeds from the event will support Junior Culinary Team Canada and Culinary Team BC as they prepare to compete in Luxembourg in 2022 for the World Culinary Competition, followed by the Culinary World Olympics in 2024 – the largest, oldest, and most colourful, international exhibition of culinary arts with chefs from all over the world competing.
The Gala’s chef host, Chef Damon Campbell, was team captain for Culinary Team Canada in 2005 and 2006, leading them to gold medal victories at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany. In 2003 and 2004, he was also a silver medal winner as a member of Team British Columbia with numerous gold and silver wins across Canada.
Historically, cooks who become members of Junior Culinary Team Canada or Culinary Team BC often continue to compete on the world stage as members of Culinary Team Canada, as well as, representing Canada as Competitors at the coveted Bocuse D’or Competitions proving the opportunity to be a part of these teams is invaluable. The competitors then go on to lead incredible restaurants.
With support from the fundraising efforts of their Chef Mentors and Heroes, Junior Culinary Team Canada and Culinary Team BC will be able to concentrate on training and honing skills to further Canada’s Culinary standings on a world stage, as well as advancing the food scene for years to come.
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