Island Chefs Food Fest
Join us this June 10, 2012 to Eat Food & Fund Farms at the Island Chefs 5th Annual Fundraiser. A highlight of Vancouver Island’s festival year — chefs from some of the finest restaurants on the West Coast are working together to raise public awareness of local sustainability issues and support for locally produced food.
Island Chefs Food Fest focuses on personal experience. In addition to sampling some tastes of the Island, guests will also learn about growing more of their own food, composting, the ethical harvest of seafood, the work of food-related special interest groups and farmers’ markets. We’re a family-friendly event with great kid focused food activities too!
Food Fest is a great time, but principally it’s a fundraiser to help local farmers and processors grow our local food system. We hope guests will keep this in mind when attending the event. The event isn’t meant to be an all-you-can-eat buffet — exhibitors donate their food and time — its a way to try new things and connect with the chefs, farmers, and advocates working hard to defend island sustainability.
2012 Event Exhibitors
ICC Members and Chefs
Garrett Schack – Vista 18 | John Brooks – Smoken Bones | Cory Pelan – The Whole Beast | Jonathan Pulker – Clumsy Knuckles | Ali Ryan & Paul Hadfield – Spinnakers Brewpub | Brad Boisvert – Amuse Bistro | Michael Pagnacco & Takumi Kitamura –Fairmont Empress | Genevieve Laplante – Clay Pigeon | Alesha Davies – AJs Organics | Tara Black and Marion Neuhauser – Origin Gluten-Free Bakery | Chris Hammer – Royal Colwood Golf Course | Dwane MacIsaac – PassionEat Foods | Bill Jones – Deerholme Farm | James McLellan – Shawnigan Lake School | Vancouver Island University – Culinary Arts Program | Kevin Gomes – Food for Thought Catering | Gilbert Noussitou – Camosun Culinary Arts Program | Carmen Lassonij –Charelli’s | Christabel Padmore & Patrick Simpson – The Little Piggy | Takashi Ito –Aura | Joel Pollock – Chef at Large | Matt Horn - Cowichan Pasta | and more to come….
Farmers, Fishers, Growers, Processors & Markets
Community Groups & Non-Profits
City Harvest Co-operative | CRD Climate Action Program | CRFAIR | Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre | FarmFolk CityFolk | LIfeCycles Fruit Tree Project | Saanich Organics | South Malahat 4-H District | EHAN Apparel | TLC and more to come….