Colour Your Palate

A feast for the eyes and the taste buds!

Our 10th annual fundraiser, Colour Your Palate, is on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Tickets will be on sale in December!

What’s new this year?

Since 2007, Colour Your Palate has raised funds for the artsREACH program through a culinary competition and silent auction. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this signature fundraiser, we wanted to add something special to the event and host it in a larger venue, so that more people could experience and enjoy this incredible culinary experience.

Naturally, it made sense to add wine to an event focused on food, so when an opportunity with the Naramata Bench Wineries Association (NBWA) was offered to us, we just couldn’t say no to the idea of integrating their wine into our event!

As our exclusive wine provider, the NBWA will showcase 18 to 21 of its wineries. Interspersed amongst 15 chefs, these wineries will provide and pour promotional wine for tasting throughout the event and donate wine packages to the silent auction.

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

Stay tuned!

Our esteemed panel of judges

  • Gary Hynes, EAT Magazine
  • Denise Marchessault, author
  • Eric Akis, author

Learn more about our 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!

In 2016 we raised $20,000 for our programs! Read about last year’s event.

© 2016 artsREACH

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