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The BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier hosts the most incredible Gala each year.  Saluting culinary heros, the Dames shine with the support of many including the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, to create an evening of culinary magic.  Chefs from across Canada join Dame chefs and local chefs for a cuisine and wine extravaganza.  With many chefs in the kitchen, the fun and flare abounds!

Often an elegant long table for 100, the evening shines with many courses, fabulous wine pairings and an abundance of elegance and excitement.  Project CHEF and Growing Chefs!, that we support as part of our Green Tables program.

2017 – Les Dames d’Escoffier Culinary Icon Gala

A multi-course gala dinner prepared by chefs from across Europe & North America honouring Chef Bruno Marti. September 22, 2017, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver
Each year Les Dames d’Escoffier choose a Culinary Icon to honour and celebrate at an annual gala dinner. This year’s recipient and honouree is Chef Bruno Marti, chef and owner of the legendary La Belle Auberge, winner CWorld Culinary Olympis, Recipient, the Order of British Columbia, Queen’s Jubilee Award, Hall of fame inductee Canadian & American Culinary Federations. Chefs; Executive Chef Weimar Gomez, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; La Belle Auberge alumni: Chef’s Michael Noble and Matthew Batey, Scott Jaeger, Tobias MacDonald, Jennifer Peters, Alex Chen, Greg Hook and Reception by The Okanagan Chefs’ association led by Bernard Cassavant. Special Guest is Chef Anton Mosimann from London.

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Pictures from our 2016 Gala

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Past Galas:

2016- Gala Celebration Honouring Lidia Bastianich

Les Dames d’Escoffier Gala on September 23, 2016 – The BC Chapter honoured Emmy award winning TV personality, cookbook author and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich with a SOLD OUT event. Renowned as the Nonna of Italian cuisine, Lidia’s four New York acclaimed restaurants, Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto along with Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia’s Kansas City showcase her indisputable roots peppered with family recipes and signature dishes. Sante!

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2015 – Celebration Honouring Lynn Crawford

Canadian Chef Lynn Crawford, owner of Ruby Watchco and star of Pitchin’in on Food Network Canada was honored on October 17, 2015. The evening began with an elegant reception celebrating the inaugural release of Goldeneye Brut Rosé by Duckhorn Wine Co. As everyone was seated at a stunning single long table for 100 guests (the city’s longest) on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, ten of Canada’s top chefs then served a multi course dinner based around Chef Crawford’s love of farmers, hearty flavours, local and seasonal ingredients.

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At a stunning single long table for 100 guests (the cities longest) on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, industry luminaries, long time guests and family will join television host, and long-time Bishop’s fan, Fanny Keefer at an elegant champagne reception hosted by Moët & Chandon, followed by a multi course dinner from some of the country’s finest chefs, all former Bishop’s Alumni, to honour John Bishop.

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2013 – An Evening in Tuscany

This year’s Gala inspiration and guest of honour was chef and restaurateur Umberto Menghi, an international culinary icon that Vancouver calls our own. Umberto Menghi is credited, by his chef colleagues, with starting the gourmet food scene in Vancouver with the opening of Umberto’s, the little yellow heritage house, on the corner of Hornby and Pacific in 1973. With the closing of Umberto’s and IL Giardino in April, it is truly the end of an era for many of us who have dined with Umberto over the years.

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2012 – Julia in Paris

A beautiful summer evening, a stunning parisienne styled formal long table set for 73 people on the roof top – pool deck of the Four Seasons Hotel.* Ten of the region’s best chefs. Ten courses all touched with a soupcon of French cuisine. A champagne reception to start, a cognac and chocolate bar to end…..This truly was Vancouver’s most elegant dinner party! Check out the pics!

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