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Collaborative Fundraiser | Whistler | BC | Cancer Research | Fundraising Dinner

Fairmont’s Chef Isabel Chung Hosts Canada’s Finest Culinary Talent for Collaborative Fundraiser

Publish Date: 12-Sep-2017

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fairmont Chateau Whistler today announced a collaborative culinary dinner with three of Canada’s top powerhouse female chefs lending their time and talent for a cause. These chefs include Nicole Gomes, recent Top Chef Canada All-star winner and owner of Cluck N Cleaver; Melissa Craig, executive chef at Bearfoot Bistro; and Isabel Chung, executive chef at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The event, aptly named ‘ELLEvate TogetHER’, takes place on Sunday, November 12.

“The purpose of this dinner is two-fold,” states Chef Chung. “First and foremost, to raise money for cancer research, a cause that is deeply personal to Nicole, Melissa, and me.  And while doing so, highlight other women in the industry, particularly our up-and-coming female apprentices.”    

The female leadership doesn’t end in the kitchen. Nikki Callaway, acclaimed winemaker at Quails’ Gate, will not only be providing her wine for the event but also insight into her role in the industry. The wine program for the evening will be executed by two of British Columbia’s top sommeliers: Maryke Vandermarel from Bearfoot Bistro and Jill Spoor from Fairmont Pacific Rim.

An intimate dinner with only 50 seats available, tickets are certain to sell out quickly. The event starts with a reception at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 6:45 pm. Priced at CAD $279 per ticket plus tax and gratuity, all proceeds go toward the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.fairmont.com/whistler/special-offers/other-offers/cornucopia-ellevate-fundraiser-dinner/.   

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About Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, award winning golf and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 539 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800 606-8244 or visit online at www.fairmont.com/whistler.  

About Fairmont 
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit fairmont.com.    

Women At AccorHotels Generation 
To achieve equality objectives, AccorHotels is drawing on the key role played by its international diversity network Women At AccorHotels Generation (WAAG), which has 4,200 members worldwide. Through the WAAG, they combat sexist stereotypes via internal awareness actions. They also help our female employees to become more confident, notably through the support of a mentor, training and the sharing of experience. In 2015, 139 mentee/mentor pairs were formed. Lastly, the WAAG also aims to locally connect to other female professional networks. 

For further information contact:  
Lynn Gervais
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
T +1 604 938 2064 
Lynn.Gervais@Fairmont.com    


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