The Westin Bayshore Vancouver Hosts Regional Qualifier for Canada’s Great Kitchen Party

Westin Bayshore kitchen party

VANCOUVER — The Westin Bayshore Vancouver will host Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Vancouver on Nov. 24. Staged in nine cities across the country, each event is a regional culinary competition which qualifies the winning chefs to move on to compete at the Canadian Culinary Championship on Feb. 3 and 4 in Ottawa.

The chefs competing at Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Vancouver included Vish Mayekar of Caffè La Tana and Pepino’s; Scott Korzack of Bacaro; Bobby Milheron of Homer St. Cafe and Bar, Tableau Bar Bistro and Maxine’s Cafe & Bar; Sandy Chen of Archer; Thachaya Tuangkitkun of Maenam Restaurant; and Sean Reeve of Collective Goods.

Previously, chef Roger Ma of Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar took home the gold medal, not just at Vancouver’s Kitchen Party event in fall 2019, but also at the grand-finale competition in Ottawa in January 2020.

Over the past 16 years, more than $17 million has been raised by the event to support Canadian excellence in the culinary arts, sport and music. This year, Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Vancouver has supported three beneficiaries.

“In 2022, we are proud to support three beneficiaries that celebrate and elevate Canadian culture in sport, music and food through youth-focused grassroots initiatives,” says Karen Blair, co-founder of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party. “This year, we are once again supporting MusiCounts – a national charity which ensures that music education is inclusive, sustainable and accessible for youth across Canada; Spirit North – an organization that uses land and water-based activities to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous youth, empowering them to be unstoppable in sport, school and life; and Fresh Roots,a Vancouver-based charity that works to transform urban spaces to create thriving neighbourhood gathering places for learning, sharing and connecting through food.”

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