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The Return of Hot Chefs & Cool Jazz

March 15th, 2023

Fairmont Pacific Rim is pleased to announce the return of the Hot Chefs & Cool Jazz gala in support of the Junior Culinary Team Canada, hosted by Fairmont Pacific Rim and Executive Chef Damon Campbell on Friday, April 14, 2023.

As a former competitor representing Canada at the Culinary Olympics, I am delighted to be hosting this fundraiser alongside an impressive line-up of the city’s most talented chefs,” says Damon Campbell, Executive Chef at Fairmont Pacific Rim. “This event raises funds to support Culinary Junior Team British Columbia travel to the 2023 Culinary Olympics, which is instrumental for nurturing our budding culinarians, and in turn, paving the future of the culinary landscape of British Columbia.”

This year’s festivities will welcome Dawn Chubai, award-winning national TV host, as the Master of Ceremonies. The charitable evening will feature live chef cooking stations with expertly designed dishes created by BC’s top culinary talent, paired with award winning Mission Hill wines, all accompanied with live jazz music.

All proceeds from ticket sales for the event will support Junior Culinary Team Canada and Community Catering Team Canada as they prepare to compete in the 2024 Culinary World Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany – the largest, oldest, and most colourful international exhibition of culinary arts with chefs competing from all over the world. The Gala’s host, Chef Campbell, was team captain for Culinary Team Canada in 2005 and 2006, leading them to gold medal victories at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany.

General Admission tickets are now on sale for $225.00 CAD which includes entry at 7:15pm and access to all chef-attended and wine stations, and $325.00 CAD for VIP tickets, that include early access at 6:30 p.m to the VIP lounge and bar, in addition to exclusive dishes designed by Fairmont Pacific Rim Executive Chef Damon Campbell. Tickets are now available to purchase online here.

Confirmed Featured Chef Attended Stations by:

Chef Damon Campbell – Fairmont Pacific Rim (VIP Access Only)

Chef Alex Chen – Wild Blue / Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Chef Patrick Gayler – Mission Hill Family Estate

Chef Rod Butters – RauDZ Creative Concepts

Chef Fumiko Moreton – Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Malindi Taylor – Fanny Bay Oysters

Chef Matthew Taylor – The Vancouver Club

Chef Nutcha Phanthoupheng – Baan Lao

Chef Garret Kemp – Pier 7 Restaurant

Chef Hamin Salimian – The Good Flour Co

Chef Scott Jaeger – Peartree Provisions

Chef Vish Mayekar – Pepino’s & Cafe La Tana

Chef Derrick Sibayan – Holt’s Cafe Restaurant

Chef Cynthia Leung – JW Marriott

Chef Edison Antejos – Marriott Pinnacle Hotel

Chef Tina Tang – TT Bakeshop

Chef Claire Roque – Junior Culinary Team Canada 2024


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