The Culinary Showdown

Benefiting hereditary breast cancer patients from Montreal, Quebec and beyond

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Event Details
Date & Time

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM

Location

Arsenal

Contact

Stephanie Roza
(514) 340-8222 ext. 22587
sroza@jgh.mcgill.ca

Event Description

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THE CULINARY SHOWDOWN

The inaugural Culinary Showdown, co-chaired by Etty Bienstock, Irwin Kramer and Joan Prévost, drew more than 700 enthusiastic guests and raised over $1,100,000 in support of hereditary breast cancer research. During the event, which was organized by the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (JGHF) and the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation (FCSQ), tribute was paid to Dr. Andre Lisbona, Honourary Patron and to Nadia Saputo, event honouree.

Foodies, home cooks and celebrity chefs all came together for this prestigious gastronomic event. The Culinary Showdown offered cooking enthusiasts who had distinguished themselves as top fundraisers, the opportunity to participate in a cooking school alongside celebrity chefs in the afternoon and to compete against each other in the evening.

Chefs Kimberly Lallouz, Michael Smith, Mark McEwan, Ivana Raca and Tyler Florence served as outstanding "culinary guides" and fierce competitors with their protégés. Thanks to them, the participants presented their creations brilliantly in front of an enthusiastic room of more than 700 donors and sponsors and a jury composed of such personalities as Jonathan Garnier, Mitsou Gélinas, Jean-Philippe Tastet, Mitch Garber, Senator Larry Smith and Michele Forgione. Hosted by Sebastien Benoît and Brad Smith, the evening proved to be highly entertaining!

The winner was the Tyler Florence team for its exceptional performance on all three courses. For its part, team Kimberly Lallouz was a fierce competitor, claiming the second place spot.

While all the Chefs produced mouth-watering dishes, it is undoubtedly the show itself and the great fun enjoyed by all the participants that was the tastiest dish of the evening!

Myer Bick, President and CEO of the JGHF emphasized that “innovative fundraising such as this event and great teamwork by those who care deeply about breast cancer produce gratifying results toward a cure."

The funds raised will nurture two projects in the field of genomics. The first, led by Dr. William Foulkes, is aimed at understanding why members of some Quebec families are at high risk of developing breast cancer. The second, under the direction of Dr. Mark Basik, is focused on a new generation of diagnostic tests.

A very special thank you to:



PRESENTING SPONSOR

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OFFICIAL APPLIANCE SPONSOR

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AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT SPONSOR

Verley & Lawrence Yanofsky


MAJOR SPONSORS

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