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Chefs in the Classroom Charity Dinner

  • Start Fresh Kitchen 1708 Dolphin Avenue Kelowna, BC, V1Y Canada (map)

Chefs in the Classroom Dinner

Join us for an intimate night at the Start Fresh Kitchen. We are pleased to present this event with much support from our community partners. All the profits will be donated to Chefs in the Classroom ( 

Chefs in the Classroom – Edible Education is a program of the Okanagan Chefs Association, a non-profit organization.  The program was launched in school classrooms in the spring of 2016 with a mission to educate children in our community on how to grow, prepare and eat local foods.  It is a home-grown, Okanagan-inspired program that is geared to children at the grade 3 level.  The highlight of the 6-lesson plan is a field trip to a working farm with lunch hosted by our chefs and volunteer teams.

 Chefs in the Classroom has reached more than 500 children over the past 3 years thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers, and our generous sponsors:  Mission Hill Family Estate, Kiwanis Club of Kelowna-Summit, Harmony Honda, Farris, Les Dames d’Escoffier, Bylands, Farm Credit Canada, and The Okanagan Table. Since at Start Fresh we are a like-minded non-profit, and eat-local advocate - hosting this fundraising dinner that benefits Chefs in the Classroom just felt right.  Special thanks to our own Restaurant Chef and Chefs in the Classroom team member Blake Bjornson for organizing this awesome night. SEE BELOW FOR ALL INFO

Chefs in the Classroom - Fundraiser Dinner
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MENU (elevated kids menu)

Dinner and a Story

Thai curry coconut broth, potato gnocchi, lime leaf oil, peanuts

Lobster “Mac n’ Cheese”

butter poached lobster, fresh garganelle, aged havarti mornay, squid ink tuille

Duck, Duck, Goose (minus the goose)

Duck breast, potato & duck leg confit croquette, red wine jus

PB & J (brought to you by QB Gelato)

Peanut Butter Caramel Bar, Raspberry Gelato, Peanut Butter Cookie Crumble with Raspberry Jam

Plus whatever other tasty treats we can come up with!

Sponsored by : Illichmann’s Meats, Sausages & Gourmet Foods, QB Gelato, Karat Chocolate, Codfather’s Seafood Market, Niche Wine Co, Schell Chardonay, Nagging Doubt, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and obviously all of us here at the Start Fresh Kitchen.

Bios Below:

QB Gelato

There’s no sweeter way to end a meal (or a day) than with a delectable dessert… AND frankly, sometimes we think you might just want to go ahead and skip the meal and go straight to the dessert! From gelato to tarts to Canelés de Bordeaux, QB Gelato is more than just ‘cool treats’. Relax in the café, or on the patio, with a tea or espresso drink and dessert. Try our hot chocolate made with two ingredients – dark chocolate and milk, topped with whipped cream and hand-crafted marshmallows with orange blossom, just one of QB’s specialty’s. We work hard in making everything from scratch in our kitchen. Founded in Kelowna, we source our ingredients as locally as possible.  Proud to be collaborating with our neighbors across the street, Start Fresh Kitchen, in bringing you dessert for Chefs In the Classroom! – Victor & Kevin

Illichmann’s Meats, sausages & gourmet foods

Illichmann's has been in business for over 50 years serving Kelowna since 1967. We are always changing to meet our customers' needs and offer a wide variety the finest quality butcher and deli meats that are prepared right in our store. What differentiates us from our competitors is our family's passion for great food and dedication to serve our customers by offering only the finest quality meats, sausages along with European and gourmet foods.

The evening will start with a small bite and a glass of bubbles and will be followed by four wine- paired courses. The evening will end with some small treats from Karat Chocolate.

Codfather’s Seafood Market

Codfathers is Kelowna’s full service fishmonger and wholesaler. 

Focusing on ethically and responsibly sourced seafood, we are at the forefront of the Slow Fish Movement in Canada campaigning for fair treatment for independent small fishers and sustainable solutions to marine environment challenges. 

Family owned by the Crofts family for 17 years, Jon and Anne-Marie love participating in Chefs in the Classroom and have been helping to run the Peachland elementary classes for 4 years. 

Karat Chocolate

KARAT is a small, family-run company located in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia. 

Award-winning chocolates and confectionary — hand-made and crafted with care. They use both the finest couverture chocolates, fair trade, and organic cacao beans from around the globe together with the finest local ingredients available.

Earlier Event: February 7
SPANISH TAPAS (demonstration)
Later Event: February 11