Saturday, October 4, 2008

Growing Chefs!

Tomorrow night is the first, annual fundraising dinner for a wonderful new program called Growing Chefs! 

Merri Schwartz is a talented, young Vancouver pastry chef who creates the tasty desserts at Quattro on 4th and she's also the energetic founder of the Growing Chefs! program. She's organized local chefs to volunteer their time in Vancouver schools to teach children how to grow their own vegetables and then cook with them. She's a firm believer in sustainability and eating locally and, with this program, is educating kids to do the same. 

I've been a big fan of her program ever since I heard about it — being both a former primary teacher and a local food enthusiast — and I can hardly wait to go to the fundraiser tomorrow night. The feast, named Growing Appetites, will be held at the cooking school, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and will feature the delicious food and wine of local farmers and vinters, prepared by the chefs of our city. Wow! My mouth is watering. If you'd like to read more about the event, go here. Check out the menu!

I'll let you know how the evening goes. Til then, I'm fasting... and counting down the hours...

Bon appetit!

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