Food with a side of film
Fri, June 15 | 5:30 PM
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Meet innovative women in the food world changing the game at all levels : chefs, sous chefs, sommelières, mixologists, activists,. – haute gastronomy and street food. Yes, we can change the world through gastronomy and women have a major role to play in that change through food and their vision of food. Women we follow come from all over the world but share the same concerns and motivation. They consider gastronomy as a way to communicate with others, as a way to educate people about their culture, as a way to expand their role in society and support local economies.
Featuring top female chefs from around the world like Anne-Sophie Pic, Alice Waters, Dominique Crenn and more!
Join us this evening to enjoy a taster from The Kitchens of Distinction, and Sea Cider.
Tiny Tarts –Salt Spring Island oyster mushroom ragout, foraged stinging nettle paste.Salmon, pickled sea asparagus, goose tongue and wood sorrel pesto.Spring greens and wild flowers tossed in oregon grape vinaigrette
Your chef for the evening will be Melanie Gagnon. She got her Red Seal certification from Camosun College under the mentorship of Executive Private Chef Shirley Lang. Melanie has gained experience working at various establishments throughout Vancouver Island including WOLF in the Fog in Tofino BC, and presently at OLO restaurant in Victoria BC.
The Kitchens of Distinction, offer a variety of services and have a wealth of experience that they bring to the table. The Kitchens of Distinction mission is to elevate the dining experience to the level of a culinary masterpiece through the creations crafted by their exclusive private chef Shirley Lang. Each dish is created in-house with fresh local ingredients and inspired by their passion for food. Award-winning Executive Chef Shirley Lang – who is of Cree Nation descent – brings together amazing and exceptional flavours that set her dishes apart from the rest.
Kristen Needham is the founder and cidermaster of Sea Cider. Being a sixth-generation farmer, she is passionate about the production and quality of the award-winning cider she produces for people to enjoy.
She is also a member of the British Columbia Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier an organization that elevates women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality.