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Chocolate Challenge 2013- The Gourmet Warehouse


Happy Friday great foodie friends,

I can’t wait for the 2nd annual Chocolate Challenge being held at the Gourmet Warehouse!
Date: Oct 10, 2013
Time: 6:30-9:30pm

Are you an aspiring pastry student, confident home cook or just a confident master in the kitchen with an original delectable chocolate recipe?
Then honestly, this challenge is for you!

Click on this link to submit your “original” recipe to submit your chance to compete. Choose either “student” or “home cook” and bring your best to have the opportunity to win up to $1000.00 in each category.
click here to submit your recipe

All recipes need to be in by September 19th and the top 3 recipes chosen will be announced September 26th.

If you were chosen now what?
You will have your opportunity to bring your best effort and to be judged by some of the best chefs in Vancouver!

The judges panel include:
Rob Feenie

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Food concept architect, Cactus Restaurants, First Canadian winner of Iron Chef America

Thomas Haas

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Pastry Chef & Chocolatier, owner of Thomas Hass Chocolates

Greg Hook

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Cacao Barry brand Ambassador, and owner of Chocolate Arts

The MC for the night is Vancouver’s own Jill Crop!

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Lastly I just heard from a little birdie…
That Erin Ireland from To Die For Fine Foods will be attending the Chocolate Challenge and just might be doing tastings of her own To Die For Banana bread (maybe the Lemon loaf too? Not sure but I am hopeful!)

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I attended this event last year and can tell you that is is more than just a chocolate challenge…. There will be unique and fun food served and sips to enjoy all while you are being entertained and enjoying the night.
Besides there being plenty of delectable chocolate temptations, there will be a wine bar as well as tasting stations featuring tasty treats such as New York’s Rao’s specialty sauces…Sable & Rosenfeld’s gourmet foods and pulled pork from Albertan BBQ Master Rockin Ronnie Shewchuck.

The true magic of this evening and the reason that your host Caren McSherry is putting on this event is for the Strathcona Community Centre’s backpack program…. The money earned from this evening will go towards the Strathcona community centre Back-Pack program which delivers backpacks of food to deserving children on the downtown Eastside on the weekends.

This night will prove to be a lot of fun and entertaining all while in a great location! The Gourmet Warehouse is what I like to call a Culinary Disneyland

Come out and support Caren and the Strathcona Backpack program all while having a great evening of fun and entertainment! This is a “Foodies” dream night…..

Get your tickets by calling 604-253-3022
Cost-$50.00 and is a great value as well as for a great cause.

Kick off your fall season with a truly unique and fun event!

You Gotta Try This!

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