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 partyCheck out the pics!

Special guest chefs included (in alphabetical order) Dame Andrea Carlson (formerly of Bishop’s) with her new restaurant Burdock & Co; Bala Kumanan, Hy’s of Canada (Celebrating their 50 year anniversary); Bruno Feldeisen, Executive Pastry Chef, Four Seasons, Vancouver; Hidekazu Tojo, Tojo’s; Kerry Sear, Four Seasons, Seattle; Lee Cooper, L‘Abattoir; Dame Lee Murphy, Vista d’Oro; Les Amis du Fromage withDame Lesley Stowe, Raincoast Crisps; Dame Margaret Chisholm, Culinary Capers Catering; Ned Bell, Four Seasons, Vancouver and Yew Restaurant; Scott Jaeger, The Pear Tree with Artisan breads by Dame Mary Mackay, Terra Breads; Chocolates by Thomas Haas, Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates and Dame Ann Kirsebom’s Grand Cachet chocolate noir with Grand Marnier liqueur.

The diners raised $26,400 for scholarships, outreach – including Growing Chefs and Project Chef, both of whom we fund, as well as a donation to the Julia Child Foundation who support the Legacy Awards. Scholarships and Legacy Awards may be available for deserving candidates in your organization, or organizations you support,  we encourage you to see our Scholarship page for further information.

Les Dames d’Escoffier is a leadership culinary organization composed of women who have not only achieved success in their professions, but who contribute significantly to their communities. Since its incorporation in 1976, Les Dames d’Escoffier has followed its mission to elevate the profession through mentoring the members and helping worthy students succeed in their culinary careers.” —Grand Dame Julia Child