13 of Vancouver and Whistler's Culinary Leaders Join Forces

Publish Date: 18-Apr-2013

Fairmont Pacific Rim, April 18, 2013

Vancouver and Whistler's Top Chefs join forces at ORU at Fairmont Pacific Rim on Thursday, May 2nd to host the fifteenth annual Chefs for Life Fundraising Gala.

With the combination of CTV's Coleen Christie as master of ceremonies and hosted by Fairmont Pacific Rim's Executive Chef, Darren Brown, this 12-course masterpiece is sure to tantalize the taste buds. The all-star line-up of Vancouver and Whistler's finest chefs join together each year to raise money for The Vancouver Friends for Life Society. 

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity once again to host, and cook along-side Vancouver and Whistler's most talented chefs for such an incredible cause," says Executive Chef, Darren Brown.

The evening kicks off at 5:00pm with a Moet et Chandon reception, followed by a 12-course seated dinner specially paired with vintage wines to match the occasion. The evening's 'Finer Things in Life' silent and live auction returns with rare and fine wines, getaway trips to exotic destinations, luxurious city night packages and delicious culinary creations.

This year's award winning line up of chefs and restaurants include-   

Chef Darren Brown -ORU, Fairmont Pacific Rim  

Chef Vikram Vij - Vij's
Chef Melissa Craig- Bearfoot Bistro
Chef Chris Whittaker - Forage, Listel Hotel Vancouver
Chef Scott Jaeger - The Pear Tree Restaurant
Chef James Walt - Araxi
Chef David Hawksworth - Hawksworth Restaurant
Chef Hidekazu Tojo - Tojo's
Chef Thomas Haas - Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie
Chef Ned Bell - YEW restaurant + bar, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Chef Ernst Dorfler - Five Sails Restaurant
Chef Frank Pabst - Blue Water Cafe
Chef Mary Mackay - Terra Breads

This year's wine sponsors include - Moët et Chandon, Charton-Hobbs Inc,Pacific Breeze Urban Winery, Black Hills Estate Winery, Moon Curser Vineyards, Select Wine Merchants, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Desert Hills Estate Winery, Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd.   

"This is a very special year for the event," says Chefs For Life Founder, Kim Osborne. "In addition to celebrating fifteen years, we will be reaching the one million dollar mark raised to date for The Vancouver Friends for Life Society. We are delighted to partner with Fairmont Pacific Rim to host the event, and are thankful for the support of many sponsors, primarily Williams Sonoma and chefs to make this year's event a great success." 

The Vancouver Friends for Life Society serves as a catalyst to enhance the wellness of individuals living with life threatening illness by providing complementary and alternative health and support services.

Chefs for Life 2013 at Fairmont Pacific Rim (1038 Canada Place Way) begins at 5:00pm, followed by dinner at 6:00pm. Tickets ($350.00 per person) are available by contacting Kim Osborne by phone- 604-782-1995 or email –chefsforlife@telus.net.

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Samantha Geer

Director Public Relations

Fairmont Pacific Rim

T: 778 996 5956 

E: samantha.geer@fairmont.com 


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