Fairmont Chateau Whistler dinner supports Canadian Cancer Society

Chefs [from left] Isabel Chung, Melissa Craig and Nicole Gomes will headline a dinner at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler (British Columbia) announced a collaborative culinary dinner with three of Canada’s top female chefs lending their time and talent for a cause. These chefs are Nicole Gomes, recent Top Chef Canada All-star winner and owner of Cluck N Cleaver; Melissa Craig, executive chef at Bearfoot Bistro; and Isabel Chung, executive chef at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The event, aptly named ‘ELLEvate TogetHER’, takes place on Nov. 12.

“The purpose of this dinner is two-fold,” Chung said. “First and foremost, to raise money for cancer research, a cause that is deeply personal to Nicole, Melissa and me. And while doing so, highlight other women in the industry, particularly our up-and-coming female apprentices.”

The female leadership doesn’t end in the kitchen. Nikki Callaway, acclaimed winemaker at Quails’ Gate, will not only be providing her wine for the event but also insight into her role in the industry. The wine program for the evening will be executed by two of British Columbia’s top sommeliers: Maryke Vandermarel from Bearfoot Bistro and Jill Spoor from Fairmont Pacific Rim.


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An intimate dinner with only 50 seats available, the event starts with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 pm. All proceeds go toward the Canadian Cancer Society.

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