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CCFCC Western Conference

Despite four straight days of snow in the “Sunny Okanagan” the CCFCC Western Conference held February 3 -4 , 2017 was a success. We as a branch decided to host the Conference at the same time as the annual Canadian Culinary Championships, also known as Gold...

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Stone Soup – A Fundraiser for Niteo Africa

Niteo Africa is a Kelowna based organization that collects books from local households, schools and libraries that would otherwise usally be recycled. The books are carefully packed into a shipping container destined for Africa. There the container is fitted with windows, doors and shelving. It...

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A Royal Visit to Chefs in the Classroom

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Kelowna, BC in September, their whirlwind tour included a visit to an outdoor lesson from Chefs in the Classroom – edible education. Chefs in the Classroom – edible education is an initiative of the Okanagan Chefs Association...

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Heart of Gold Fundraiser

It was a record-breaking evening for the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, as honorary Heart of Gold event chairs John and Maria Byland inspired the crowd to raise over $1 million dollars towards the completion the cardiac sciences program at Kelowna General Hospital.   The Okanagan Chefs...

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10 Best Things to Eat in Kelowna

Recently Tourism Kelowna and Avenue Magazine Calgary teamed up to put together a list of the 10 Best Things to Eat in Kelowna.  Congratulations to our members who made the list. Read the entire list!  Already considered a great spot for both a relaxing getaway and...

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Fine Dining for a Cause – Nature Trust of BC Fundraiser

Members of the Okanagan Chefs Association are once again participating in the annual Earth, Wind, Fire fundraiser for the Nature's Trust of BC.  This year a portion of the funds are also earmarked for the development of the young chefs in the province. The article below...

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Remembering Chef Brad Horen

The culinary community mourned the sudden passing of Chef Brad Horen in March 2016. From Sous Chef to Executive Chef, Brad earned his place as one of BC’s most talented Chefs. He was a successful Chef of the Year, Iron Chef competitor, multi-medalist at the Culinary...

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Juniors Cook Their Way to Conference

On April 20th, six Junior Chefs were given the chance to cook their way to the CCFCC National Conference in Windsor, ON. They were challenged to prepare a canape for the Welcome Reception event for SILGA (Southern Interior Local Government Association) that took place at...

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Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

Vancouver Magazine recently announced their annual restaurant awards.  Although almost exclusively Vancouver restaurant categories, there are two opportunities to recognize the culinary scene in the Okanagan.  We are very happy to see some of our members and fellow local restaurateurs recognized for their efforts. Best Okanagan Gold:...

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Earth Wind Fire 2016

The annual fundraiser for The Nature Trust of BC, Earth Wind Fire returns on Saturday, June 18th to the Delta Grand Okanagan.  This event features a selection of food stations paired with exceptional Okanagan wine and other beverages.  Members of the Okanagan Chefs Association have...

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