EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival gives $50K to Project CHEF
2nd Annual $25K donation means $50K total from culinary festival
helps to bring food programs to Vancouver schools
The EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is one of Canada’s most anticipated premium world-class culinary festivals. Attracting attendees throughout North America, EAT! Vancouver features culinary collaborations between award-winning local and special guest chefs from across Canada and the United States. In 2018, EAT! Vancouver generated $25,000 to local charity Project CHEF for the second year in a row. The festival organizers could not be prouder.
Alan Fogel, partner at EAT! Vancouver, enthusiastically notes, “In 2017-18, with the help of the public and participating chefs, we donated $50,000 to Project CHEF. This means we have impacted more than 1100 children, 700 parents and 20 teachers,” he continues. “We are looking forward to the 2019 festival on November 4-9!”
Chef Barb Finley, director, Project CHEF Education Society, says ” This $25,000 donation makes a huge difference to our programming, allowing us to plan for the future and enabling us to reach more kids and families. I have felt honoured to be a part of the EAT! Vancouver events the past two years. These events bring the community together; not just the Project CHEF community but the Vancouver chefs and Canadian chefs as well. Food brings people together and the EAT! events illustrate this.”
- EAT! Vancouver donates $25,000 proceeds from the 2018 festival to Project CHEF
- In 2017, EAT! Vancouver also donated $25K to Project Chef, for a total of $50K
- EAT! Vancouver is November 4 – 9, 2019, and moves to the Vancouver Club
- Proceeds from the 2019 event will be donated to both the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Ocean Wise.
EAT! Vancouver 2019 – Save the Date:
Besides being a coveted world-class culinary festival showcasing incredible collaborations between acclaimed chefs, EAT! Vancouver has become an important philanthropic event.
In 2019, EAT! Vancouver will take place from Nov 4 to 9 in a new venue: The Vancouver Club, a stately heritage building with a history dating back to 1889.
Adding to the changes in 2019, two new charities will be assisted with donations: the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, which raises money to advance research, education, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer; and Ocean Wise, a global organization committed with the development of sustainable seafood farming programs.
To keep up with the latest on EAT! Vancouver, follow on social media via the links on the festival website eat-vancouver.com
Media release and image provided by Town Hall Brands.