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Special event at the Gourmet warehouse


Happy Tuesday great foodie friends.
Wednesday October 8th 6:00-8:00 pm Caren McSherry & her wonderful Gourmet warehouse is hosting a soup tasting and book launch for the The Soup Sisters and Brothers Cookbook

Tickets include a copy of the cookbook, 6 tasty soup tastings as well as sweets, gelato and refreshments.

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Soups will be provided and served by a great line up of our local talented chefs-

Gourmet Warehouse’s Caren McSherry. Rosie Daykin – Butter Baked Goods, Daniel Wagner – Rain City Soups, David Robertson- Dirty Apron Cooking school and deli, Chef Karen – Barnaby, Chef Lesley Stowe- Lesley Stowe fine foods and gelato served by gelato master James Coleridge.

Call the Gourmet Warehouse for tickets to this great event!
604-253-3022 or purchase in store 1340 East Hastings street.

Looks to be a great event full of fun and flavors!
You Gotta Try This!

Gourmet Warehouse- 2nd Annual Chocolate Challenge


Happy Tuesday great foodie friends….
The Gourmet Warehouse continues to be a culinary Disneyland as well as keeping their finger on the pulse!

I know that the Captain of the good ship Culinary wonderland is Caren with her ever smiling helpful ways.

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But I also know that she has a fantastic team by her side constantly tweaking, identifying and organizing ways to make the store better everyday.
The term “it takes a village” comes to mind and though it is usually used in reference to raising our kids, I have come to see that it is true also in business.
The Gourmet Warehouse has a village and is happy to extend that same support to the great community surrounding them.

Oct 10th I was thrilled to have attended the 2nd annual Chocolate Challenge which is hosted by The Gourmet Warehouse and supported / co-hosted by Cacao Barry / Callebaut and many other suppliers.
The focus of this great event is to raise money for the Strathcona backpack program (helping feed youth in the area).
The event was a success this year raising just over 16,000.00 which will go a long way to helping feed countless kids that need it.

The Chocolate Challenge was a great opportunity for Culinary students and home cooks alike to show off their chocolate magic to some of the best judges a contest could hope for to showcase your talents.

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By the way, who knew that the quiet un-assuming talented Thomas Haas was such a comedian? !

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You could feel the anticipation and tension in the competitors as some of their mentors -Thomas Haas, Greg Hook and Rob Feenie were tasting their creations….

A good night was had by all!

Some of the treats:

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The store was decked out with tasting stations with some surprise hosts and guests:

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Richard Wolak – Vancouver Foodster
As well spotted in the crowd where many more of Carens supporters- Bill Good, @YVRBCbro- prominent Vancouver food writer/photographer and the Food Gays- also well known Vancouver food writers.

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Erin Ireland and her friendly baker! From To Die For Foods.

Pasta from New York’s Rao’s

Rockin Ronnie’s pulled pork!

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Chef Ann Kirsebom – showcasing a great new cooking product from Cacao Barry!

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Congratulations to The Gourmet Warehouse, Cacao Barry / Callebaut Chocolate and Strathcona Backpack program for a successful event!
Thank you to Sophie Lui for being the evenings MC and for all of Carens supporters for your undying support for great causes!

Finally I leave you with a shot of Chef Christophe’s Chocolate sculpture that he created while the chocolate Mayhem was in motion.

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