The fifth annual Go Gourmet was held on April 27, 2016, welcoming 170 guests and raising over $21,000 net proceeds for dietetic research. The annual gala is an upscale “foodie” fundraiser celebrating culinary excellence and nutrition, and features a multi-course dinner custom-designed by some of Canada’s top culinary experts.
The cocktail reception
The 2016 edition of the event welcomed guest chefs: Ted Reader, “Godfather of the Grill,” professor at the Canadian Food and Wine Institute of Niagara and cookbook author; Nettie Cronish, vegetarian and organic food chef and cookbook author; Emily Richards, professional home economist, food writer and cookbook author; Dufflet Rosenberg, founder of Dufflet Pastries which supplies over 500 restaurants, cafés, hotels, caterers, grocers and specialty gourmet shops throughout Canada and the US; and master of ceremonies Claire Tansey, former food director at Chatelaine magazine and current principal of food and recipe consultancy Claire Tansey’s Kitchen. The evening also featured a special cameo appearance by Canada’s favourite comedian/home economist Mairlyn Smith.
As part of the unique format of Go Gourmet, each chef designs recipes around delicious local ingredients and the ideas that cooking is truly an art and that great food should be celebrated. The evening features a panel discussion where each chef speaks about the inspiration behind their ideas and offers tips on how home chefs can re-create their fantastic dishes.
CFDR board member Barb Ledermann
All funds raised support the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR), a registered charitable foundation that provides grants for research in dietetics and nutrition. This research supports quality advice, programs and resources that ultimately enhance the health of Canadians.
Go Gourmet is a wonderful night used to celebrate these initiatives and the joys of cooking, and is a great example of how delicious food can also be nourishing and beneficial to the soul.
In addition to our chefs and MC, CFDR would like to thank our sponsors: Pulse Canada, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Quaker, Pure Leaf tea, Avocados from Mexico, Canadian Sugar Institute, KBS Montreal and Three Farmers Products.
Visit cfdr.ca/gogourmet for our event photo gallery and recipes for our featured dishes!