On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner at Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna. All profits will be donated to The Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan. 

This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley Notebook, formerly Poppadoms), Dana Ewart (Joy Road Catering), Mona Johannson (Sunshine Farm), Jenna Pillon (Terrafina at Hester Creek) and Sandrine Raffault (Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate). Along with wine pairings generously donated by top female Winemakers from across the Okanagan Valley – Nikki Callaway (Quails’ Gate Winery), Pénélope Roche (Roche Wines), Heidi Noble (JoieFarm Winery), Severine Pinte (Le Vieux Pin). Each Chef will take on a course with the International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange theme in mind.

“I wanted to bring together some truly inspirational Cooks and Winemakers with great stories, and they just happened to be female. So, it made sense to collaborate for International Women’s Day. This type of line-up has never been done before and we thought that it was time. I’ve recently volunteered with the CMHA Kelowna and food has made such an impact on the participants’ lives – it’s now time to tell those stories and raise awareness,” says event-planning Cook, Aman Dosanj.

Event Details:

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Hosted in the Stewart Family Room at Quails’ Gate Winery (3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna, V1Z 2H3)

Tickets cost $149 – price includes reception drink by Harry Dosanj, 5-course dinner with wine pairings. All profits (after operating costs) will be donated to charity

This event features a set menu and silent auction

Reservations are required as there are a limited number of seats available

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About The Paisley Notebook 

Aman Dosanj, the former Poppadoms and Western Living Magazine ‘Foodie of the Year’ 2015, has returned from an 8-month edible adventure, writing about how food connects us. Telling stories using food, Aman is organizing pop up dinners and collaborative events across the Okanagan. 

About The Canadian Mental Health Association – Kelowna

The CMHA Kelowna Branch is a charity that promotes the mental health of all through community-based programs and services, public education, advocacy and research.  It is part of a network of more than 10,000 CMHA volunteers and staff in over 120 communities across Canada. For more information, see 

About Slow Food Thompson Okanagan

Slow Food is a global grassroots organization that envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet. Slow Food involves over a million activists, chefs, experts, youth, farmers, fishers and academics in over 160 countries. For more information, see 

About Quails’ Gate

As one of Canada’s foremost family owned and operated estate wine producers, we are dedicated to crafting exceptional quality wines and creating memorable wine and food experiences for our guests. With luxurious lake front accommodations, an award-winning restaurant and a variety of tour and tasting experiences, we look forward to helping our guests create their perfect Okanagan moment.

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