Chocolate Challenge on May 10
Seven of Vancouver’s master chocolatiers will go head-to-head on May 10 for The Gourmet Warehouse Chocolate Challenge. for the sixth year. 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 Gourmet Warehouse 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. Prizes include a trip to San Francisco, tickets for a hands-on sushi making workshop, and invitations for chef table tasting menus at some of the top restaurants in town. Raffle tickets will also be on offer for additional prizes.
The annual festivities at the Gourmet Warehouse Chocolate Challenge 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 2018 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 10 from 6:30 to 9 pm at The Gourmet Warehouse. Tickets are $79.00 per person and include wine and assorted food stations.