A huge thank you to the droves of foodies who came down to the Vancouver Convention Centre yesterday for Variety’s newest fundraiser, Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch. It was incredible to see everyone coming together for such a great cause, not to mention the delicious food! Six Chefs from some our favourite restaurants participated in the event, bringing their best brunch dishes along with them. Contending for the top prize were LIFT Bar & Grill, MARKET at Shangi-La, O'Douls Restaurant and Bar, River Rock Casino Resort, Tight-Na-Mara Seaside Resort and YEW Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Chef Eric Edwards of Tigh-Na-Mara in Parksville, with his delectable Warm Nanoose Edibles Spinach Salad and Sweet Potato Waffle with Pecan Compote, was declared the Food Fight Champ! Chef Oliver Beckert of YEW Restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel was the runner up with a very tasty Crab and Poached Egg Sandwich and Donuts with Small Quenelle of Chocolate Mascarpone.
Vancouver (and Variety) favourite, Fred Lee, did a fabulous job as emcee and auctioneer. The event raised over $38,000 with almost $12,000 brought in through the live and silent auction alone.
Thank you to our generous sponsors, MarketPlace IGA, the Vancouver Convention Centre and Flower Box as well as all of the participating restaurants, Emcee Fred Lee, Ray Shum of Tempest Photo and the dozens of volunteers who helped the event run so smoothly!
We will definitely be back next year!
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