My big news for the month of May, was my involvement in the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada’s Arthritis Charity cocktail event held at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Despite the challenges of having to set up a kitchen in a room which only had 2 sinks and a few extremely nervous moments when we tripped the power only 45 min before the event started, we managed to get out our delectable appetizers to around 200 guests. Our appetizers included Dungeness crab cakes with a white gazpacho, a little fresh Ling cod tacos with pickled cabbage and a chipolte remoulade.
The appetizer party event was a great success and I got a fantastic referral:
“Chef Steve is a culinary magician! His food is art and a delight to the palate! Beyond his gastronomic talents, he has a very generous heart. He catered the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada’s upscale ARThritis Soirée charity cocktail. Guests were enamoured with his creations as each bite was a culinary experience on its own.”–Naz Panahi, Chair of ARThritis Soirée.
I waived my normal fees for this type event and just had my costs covered because I believe its a great cause, so I was proud to have been involved in this type of event which raised close on $150,000 to fund further research and possibly a cure for a crippling disease which affects so many of us, including both my parents.