In 2013, we had such a great time supporting and sponsoring such an important cause, we're back again for 2014! That's right, Food Bloggers of Canada will once again be part of KitchenAid's Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
This year, the idea is very much the same but much has also changed! If you recall, last year our very own Melissa was one of the celebrity judges. And this year, both Melissa and Ethan will be there behind the scenes and sharing all the action as it happens at the Culinary Showdown! Now about that Showdown...
About the Culinary Showdown
On Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, chefs Lynn Crawford, Susur Lee, Mark McEwan, Corbin Tomaszeski and Vikram Vij, will be cooking up a storm along with the top 50 fundraisers to compete in the second annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation's KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown.
By raising certain dollars amounts, you can be a part of some incredible once-in-a-lifetime experiences!
Celebrity Chefs School: Celebrity chefs will teach qualified participants the tricks of the trade and how to become a culinary master. Participants will learn some great trade secrets on food prep, knife skills, cooking methods, and more.
The Culinary Showdown: The event will start with a cocktail reception where invited guests have the opportunity to take photos with the celebrity chefs, bid on silent auction items and mingle with other guests. Following the cocktail reception, the main event will begin! Audience members will enjoy a delicious dinner as the celebrity chefs and their teams of the top 50 fundraisers take the stage. 50 fundraisers will be split into five teams, each team led by a celebrity chef, and will compete under the spotlight to create three unique dishes each using state of the art KitchenAid appliances, and applying the skills mastered during the Celebrity Chefs School.
So how does it work?
The top 50 fundraisers will earn the right to compete on a celebrity chef team in the Culinary Showdown in front of a live audience. All participants who raise over $1,000 will join in the fun of the competition as they dine on a gourmet meal - but they may also be asked to jump on stage to participate!
- Raise $1,000 and you'll attend the Culinary Showdown
- Raise $2,500 and you'll participate in the Celebrity Chefs School AND attend the Culinary Showdown
- Raise between $250-$499, you will receive a signed Culinary Showdown apron
- Raise between $500-$999, you will receive an autographed cookbook from a celebrity chef
- Raise between $1,000-$2,499, you can attend* the Culinary Showdown, enjoy a three-course meal and have the opportunity to win incentive prizes
- Raise over $2,500, you can participate* in the Celebrity Chefs School, attend the Culinary Showdown, enjoy a three-course meal, win incentive prizes, and compete to be one of the top 50 fundraisers
- Top 50 Fundraisers earn all of the rewards of raising $2,500, AND compete on stage alongside celebrity chefs. You will also receive a branded apron, a chef’s hat, and a gift from KitchenAid.
Participants who raise a minimum of $6,000 or more will be entitled to bring one guest to the Culinary Showdown.
Fundraising Deadline is November 28, 2014, 4:00pm.
*Travel Expenses are not included.
An easy, fun and effective way to get involved is by doing what you already do, taking photos! KitchenAid will donate $1 up to $150,000 for every single photo that is posted on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #KitchenAid4Cure! The hashtag fun ends November 29th so get out there and spread the word and post those photos!
About Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
- CBCF is the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada.
- CBCF is dedicated to funding research that makes a difference and we support and advocate for the breast cancer community.
- CBCF is a community-driven organization, made possible by the hundreds of supporters who share our vision of a future without breast cancer.
- To learn more about breast health, CBCF, and the advancements being made, go to cbcf.org/Ontario
Where does the money go?
- CBCF funds innovative research, health education and advocacy programs that aim to reduce the incidence of breast cancer, lower mortality rates and support women who have experienced breast cancer and their families.
- Though CBCF also funds health education and advocacy programs, investing in innovative and relevant research is CBCF’s first priority – 70 per cent of funds raised for CBCF go toward supporting the best and brightest minds in Canada.