Colour Your Palate

Colour Your Palate

A feast for the eyes and the taste buds!

Our 9th annual fundraiser, Colour Your Palate, was on May 11, 2016 at the University Club, University of Victoria.

We raised $20,000 for our programs! Read our blog post about the event.

The secret ingredient is … yellow?

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 previous draws 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 receive a complimentary glass of wine or beer, visit each chef’s station and sample each canapé. 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!

This year’s chefs

Our esteemed panel of judges




Colour Your Palate

See which chefs participated in the past, who has won awards, who has judged the awards, who has sponsored and supported the event and who has donated silent auction items!

© 2016 artsREACH

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