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 2014 draw included: yellow, blue, red, purple, orange and green.
With the 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 2014 event was held on Tuesday, April 15 at the University Club from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Tickets were $60 per person in advance and $65 at the door. See which chefs participated, who won the awards, who judged the awards, who sponsored and supported the event and who donated silent auction items!
To ensure you attend the event in April 2015, purchase tickets in advance online when ticket sales start in December 2014!