2019 Chocolate Challenge Returns to
Raise Funds for Children Charities
The Gourmet Warehouse annual Chocolate Challenge
will support three Vancouver-based children’s meal programs
Seven of Vancouver’s master chocolatiers will go head-to-head on May 2 for The Gourmet Warehouse 7th annual Chocolate Challenge. The proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Vancouver Firefighter Charities Snacks for Kids program, Project Chef, and the Strathcona Backpack Program.
Since 2013 The Gourmet Warehouse has brought together BC’s finest chocolatiers to craft unique and delicious treats for the annual Chocolate Challenge. This year, seven masters of the chocolate arts will work alongside their top protegees to wow guests with an assortment of original bonbons. To win the challenge, contestants must pass their confections by the judging panel, which is made up of some of Vancouver’s premiere chocolate masters.
This year’s judges include Christophe Bonzon from Chez Christophe, Thierry Busset from Thierry, Thomas Haas from Thomas Haas, Steven Hodge from Temper Pastry, Greg Hook from Chocolate Arts, Danny Capadouca from Okanagan College, and Jeffry Kahle from the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Gourmet food stations and wine bars will accompany the sweet treats and guests are invited to bid on a selection of delectable silent auction items and live auction. Raffle tickets will also be on offer for additional prizes.
The annual festivities are all in support of a good cause with this year’s proceeds going to three Vancouver-based children’s meal charities, each of which works to increase access to healthy food for kids. The Vancouver Firefighter Charities Snacks for Kids program supplies a daily healthy snack to at-risk students across Vancouver. Project Chef is a curriculum-based school program that teaches students from kindergarten to grade seven about healthy food; students learn about where healthy food comes from and how to cook it. The Strathcona Backpack Program provides children with nutritious snacks and meals to fill the “hunger gap” on the weekend when they do not have access to school lunch programs.
The 2019 Chocolate Challenge promises to an evening of confectionary indulgence, with the chance to try one-of-a-kind chocolate treats from some of BC’s finest pastry chefs, all in support of an important local cause.
The event takes place on May 2 from 6:30 to 9 pm at The Gourmet Warehouse. Tickets are $79.00 per person and include wine and assorted food stations.
1340 East Hastings St. Vancouver
The Gourmet Warehouse
is a unique specialty food and housewares emporium appealing to professionals and home cooks alike. Located in the heart of Vancouver, the store boasts over 19,000 square feet of specialty ingredients and an inclusive range of cookware essentials. The Gourmet Warehouse is the go-to destination for all things culinary and the team travels the world to fill the store with authentic and original products before they hit the mainstream market. Driven to inspire cooks to explore the delights of international cuisine, staff are readily available to share their passion and culinary knowledge with everyone who walks in the door. From recipe suggestions to product recommendations, The Gourmet Warehouse offers everything you need to outfit and enhance the culinary experience.