Flourish: Talented Vancouver chefs to converge at VCC’s annual fundraising gala next week

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      Some of the city’s top chefs will be showcasing their culinary creations at Flourish, Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) annual green-tie fundraising gala.

      The highly anticipated event will take place at VCC’s Broadway campus (building B, 1120 East 7th Avenue) on February 5 at 7 p.m., and ticket proceeds will go towards VCC Foundation’s student scholarships and bursaries.

      The roster of chefs serving up delicious bites includes Hawksworth Group, Jennifer Peters (Nextjen Gluten-Free), Justin Cheung (Longtail Kitchen), Poyan Danesh (Ocean Mama Seafood), Alan Ferrer (Aburi Restaurants), Jay Pugong (Minami Restaurant), the Food Gays, Hamid Salimian, among many others.

      Wines will be poured from Naramata Bench Wineries Association, and guests will be able to sample vino from Black Widow Winery, Four Shadows Vineyard & Winery, Hillside Winery & Bistro, Poplar Grove Winery, and others.

      In addition to gourmet offerings, fashion, arts, auto restoration, live music, and other entertainment will also be in the spotlight. A silent auction will also be taking place.

      Tickets ($200 to $1000, plus taxes and fees) can be purchased online.

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