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Okanagan junior chefs to join Olympic chefs at conservation event

Okanagan junior chefs to join Olympic chefs at conservation event

Students set out on Urban Fare shopping spree for a sparkling reception at The Nature Trust of BC’s Earth Wind Fire fundraiser

Kelowna, BC - Top culinary talents from across BC are coming together for conservation at the 9th annual Earth Wind Fire, a Kelowna fundraiser for The Nature Trust of BC.

Junior chefs at the Okanagan College will join executive chefs from the Okanagan Chefs Association and the BC Culinary Foundation — including World Culinary Olympic Chefs Iain Rennie, executive chef at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Ryan Stone, executive corporate chef for Earl’s Restaurants.

“This is the culinary event of the season and a chance to both meet and enjoy dishes from our top chefs, including Culinary Olympic gold medalists,” says Chef Stu Klassen of the Okanagan Chefs Association. “Our partnership with The Nature Trust goes back nine years, helping support junior chefs and the important land conservation work of the Trust.”

The event’s ongoing success continues to receive outstanding community support from sponsors, media and local businesses. A top grocer in Kelowna, Urban Fare, has donated the food for the sparkling reception that will begin the grand evening. Junior chefs from Okanagan College will prepare three hors d'oeuvres to be served with Summerhill Pyramid Winery brut.

“Urban Fare offers an array of unique items and I’m excited to see the choices the junior chefs make for their culinary creations,” says store manager Scott Nazaruk. “As part of our commitment to the community, we’re pleased to support inspiring chefs and partner at this beautiful event that will truly be a food experience not to be missed.”

Following the reception, guests will tour 14 chef-attended stations, featuring entrees and desserts prepared by the chefs of Team Okanagan and Team BC.

A musical tribute to Canada’s 150th will be sung by Kelowna vocalist Anna Jacyszyn. The live auction features outdoor and culinary adventure packages, tours of local wineries, original paintings, jewelry, spas and fishing gear, to name a few.

Proceeds from Earth Wind Fire 2017 will help to acquire an 86-acre parcel near Skaha Lake that will add to an existing complex of conservation lands and provide critical habitat for Bighorn sheep and other species.

A committee co-chaired by Tod Alstad, Dr. Brent Corlazzoli and Tom Kennedy has worked hard over the past few months to create an exceptional evening. A few tickets remain.

“Troika strives to build communities in harmony with the natural environment; that’s why I am so appreciative of the work that The Nature Trust of BC does to this end,” says this year’s honourary event chair, Renee Wasylyk, president of Troika Developments. “Come and help me support this worthy cause.”

Tickets for Earth Wind Fire are $175 per person. Call Tom Kennedy at 604-644-9829 to purchase a ticket.


Top photo: (front) Junior chefs Josh Starrett, Linda Baird and Melissa Masters, junior director with Okanagan Chefs Association and joined by Chef Stu Klassen (back left) and Urban Fare Chef Chris Hanson
and store manager Scott Nazaruk.

BC Chefs
Bruno Marti/Culinary Team Canada
Jason Harris/Culinary Team Canada
James Hutton/Culinary Team Canada
JC Felicella/Culinary Team Canada
Jane Ruddick/Culinary Team British Columbia
Ryan Stone/Culinary Team Canada
Hamid Salimian and Jen Peters/Nextjen Gluten-Free

Okanagan Chefs Association
Iain Rennie/Oak + Cru, Delta Grand Okanagan
Kai Karoll/Cactus Club Café
Ross Derrick/Table Café at Codfathers Market
Darren Kashin & Martin Blais/Kelowna Yacht Club
Andrea Callan/Red Fox Club
Rod Butters/RauDZ Regional Table
Jesse Rivard/Freddy’s Brewpub

Honourary Chef
Chef Stu Klassen/Chef Klassen Consulting

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