Vancouver Island Event: Savoury, Spicy & Sweet (2nd Annual James Barber Fundraiser)
Savoury, Spicy & Sweet Return of the James Barber Fundraiser
Duncan, BC: Cowichan Chefs Table and Providence Farm are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual James Barber Fundraiser will be hosted on Sunday, October 7th, 2012 from Noon till 4 pm at Providence Farm, 1843 Tzouhalem Road.
Cowichan Chefs Table and invited BC chefs are hosting this culinary showcase in honour of the late James Barber, Canada's Urban Peasant. This year's James Barber Fundraiser has the theme of savoury, spicy & sweet dishes made with local honey. This fundraiser for Providence Farm will feature stations throughout the historic buildings offering culinary delicacies paired with local beer, wine and cider.
Tickets are $100. Guests will be provided a $50 charitable tax receipt. Beverages are included. To order tickets email email@example.com or call 250.746.4204.
The following Cowichan Chefs Table and invited BC chefs along with food & beverage producers are confirmed to participate:
Chef Brad Boisvert: Amuse Bistro on the Vineyard
Chef Fatima da Silva: Bistro 161
Chef Jonathan Duquette: Moby's Oyster Bar & Marine Grill
Chef Marisa Goodwin: Organic Fair
Chef Matt Horn: Cowichan Pasta
Chef Dan Hudson: Hudson Fine Foods
Chef Bill Jones: Deerholme Farm
Chef Dave Lang: North Island College
Chef Janice Mansfield: Real Food Made Easy
Chef Cory Pelan: The Whole Beast
Chef Brock Windsor: Stone Soup Inn
Chef Bruce Woods: Bruce's Kitchen
Chef Ryan Zuvich: Hilltop Bistro
Applejack Farm: Pat Barber
Cowichan Bay Seafood: Anne Best
Hilary's Cheese: Hillary Abbot
True Grain Bread: Bruce & Leslie Stewart
Vancouver Island Sundeck Centre: Brian Holder
Averill Creek Vineyard: Andy & Wendy Johnston
Blue Grouse Estate Winery: Corine Webster/Bailey Williamson
Phillips Beer: Matt Lockhart
Merridale Ciderworks: Janet Docherty & Rick Pipes
Tugwell Creek Farm: Bob Liptrot & Dana LeComte
Unsworth Vineyards: Sarah & Daniel Cosman
Venturi-Schulze Vineyards: Marilyn Venturi & Michelle Willcock Schulze
Victoria Spirits: Bryan Murray
Drumroaster Coffee: Geir Oglend
Teafarm: Victor Vesley & Margit Nellemann
The James Barber fundraisers first started with the 2010 Chefs' Congress. Two events were hosted, one at C Restaurant and the other at Providence Farm. The Chefs wanted to honour James Barber, Canada's Urban Peasant (www.james-barber.com) and fulfill his dream of installing a wood burning oven at Providence Farm, an organization he truly valued. Carol Spencer donated her oven. The chefs went up island to move the oven which weighed 27 thousand pounds. The James Barber wood burning oven was then fired up for the 2010 Chefs Congress.
On September 15th, 2011, the Cowichan Chefs Table hosted an event at Providence Farm to mount the commemorative plaque and share food from the James Barber Wood Burning Oven. It was a sold out success raising funds to replace the ovens in the Providence Farm Kitchen. All funds the Chefs raise go towards the food programs at Providence Farm.
We are a working organic farm dedicated to restoring the spirit and skills of those with physical, mental and emotional challenges. Our non-profit, community owned farm provides innovative programs in Horticultural Therapy and vocational training. We believe that caring for the land together is, by nature, healing and therapeutic. We believe that caring for the land together is, by nature, healing and therapeutic.