The secret ingredient is…purple? Victoria’s version of the Iron Chef with a twist is the annual signature fundraising event for the artsREACH program. The event pits local chefs against each other to create a colour-inspired canapé, using a randomly drawn colour. Colours in the 2015 draw include: yellow, blue, red, purple, orange and green.
With their colour drawn one month before the event, chefs select their ingredients, experiment and perfect their canapé before the competition.
At the event, professional judges blind-taste and vote for winners in two categories: “Best Tasting Creation” and “Most Colourful Creation”. Guests at the event receive a complimentary glass of wine or beer, visit each chef’s station and sample each creation. Guests vote for their favourite canapé as part of the “People’s Choice” award, bid in the Silent Auction and can win a fabulous door prize!
The 2015 event will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at the University Club from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Tickets are $60 per person in advance and $65 at the door. See which chefs have participated, who has won the awards, who has judged the awards, who has sponsored and supported the event and who has donated silent auction items!
Chefs, Sponsors, Judges and Silent Auction donors for the 2015 event will be recognized and acknowledged starting in January 2015.
Tickets can be purchased online starting December 10, 2014!