Cooking for a Cause — King Pacific Lodge teams up with David Suzuki and top Canadian chefs
NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, on 11th May, King Pacific Lodge and the Gitga’at First Nation will host Cooking for a Cause, a celebration marking the launch of their co-founded charitable organisation: Guarding the Gifts. The intimate evening will bring together a collective of likeminded environmental and cultural advocates, and feature top culinary talent, to draw attention to the risks the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project poses to the First Nation Gitga’at people and the Great Bear Rainforest on BC’s northern coast.
Hosted by Vicki Gabereau, Cooking for a Cause will feature an evening of entertainment – including an acoustic performance by rock icon Matthew Good, and songs by First Nation singer Ta’Kaiya Blaney. Highlights of the evening will include a keynote address from environmentalist David Suzuki, who is an adopted member of the Eagle clan of the Gitga’at First Nation.
Renowned Canadian chefs will present culinary delights that incorporate ingredients sourced from the Great Bear Rainforest. Chefs lending their support to the evening include Michael Stadtlander of Eigensinn Farm, Robert Clark of C Restaurant, Nico Schuermans of Chambar, Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co., Angus An of Maenam, Wendy Boys of Cocolico, Quang Dang of West Restaurant & Bar, Jonathan Chovancek of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts, as well as King Pacific’s own Executive Chef Jesse McLeery and Pastry Chef Merri Schwartz. An intimate VIP cocktail reception before the main event will give a select number of guests the opportunity to join David Suzuki and Vicki Gabereau on a private cruise along the Fraser River. Guests will board the classic 1943 wooden yacht Pacific Yellowfin at 4:45pm in Steveston Harbour for this exclusive event.
Michael Uehara, president of King Pacific Lodge and creative force behind the event says: “Cooking for a Cause is a gathering of close friends and supporters who share our concern over the vulnerability of the Great Bear Rainforest. Our goal for this event is to create a stage for this vibrant community, allow their voices and concerns to be heard, and shine a spotlight on the dangers this precious eco system is facing.”
Cooking for a Cause takes place on Friday 11th May from 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Ticket prices are CDN 300 (GBP 188), with ‘virtual’ tables of eight at CDN 2,100 (GBP 1320) (tax receipts will not be issued). Tickets for the VIP pre-reception cost CND 1,000 (GBP 630) and include the main event admission. For more information visit: www.cooking-for-a-cause.ca
King Pacific Lodge:
Voted by Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers Choice as Best Resort in Canada and fourth best in the World two years running, pretty much says it all. There has never been a better time to experience a luxury wilderness lodge. Explore the wildlife in the ancient Great Bear Rainforest. Experience the First Nations Culture, as rich as the land itself. Fish, hike, kayak or take a helicopter ride to see the sights. Relax on the deck as the sun goes down. Enjoy the luxury accommodation, organic food and fine wines. Book an appointment at our award winning spa. Rest with the sounds of nature and tomorrow do it all over again.
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts:
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