Saturday March 14th, 2020
The Roaring 2020’s
17TH ANNUAL GALA DINNER OF CULINARY INSPIRATIONS
The 2021 Gala Dinner of Culinary Inspirations
has been postponed to 2022
Because our Annual Gala Dinner of Culinary Inspirations is the Chapter’s most significant fund raiser, the Gala Committee is grateful that we were able to host a safe and successful event in 2020. Things of course are different this year and an in person gala is just not an option. While we are planning an alternative fund raising event coming up soon, we do look forward to seeing you in 2022 when we can once again enjoy all of the excitement of our annual Gala. We very much value our partnership with the incredible team of local chefs who volunteer their time and talents to the Gala every year. While they are focused on their respective restaurants and businesses during this very challenging year, we encourage you to support them any way you can and as often as you can.
Over the past year, we have all had to adapt and be more creative in how we do things and how we interact with one another. We hope that you will be excited about our new upcoming event – CHS-MC’s Spring Fling Virtual Fundraiser. Please join us and enjoy a wonderful wine-paired meal in the comfort of your own home and then login for a fun evening program via Zoom that the whole family can enjoy. Spring Fling Dinner Details and Order Form
Thank you to all our supporters who made the 17th Annual Gala Dinner of Culinary Inspirations; The Roaring 2020’s such a success!
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who worked so hard to plan this event and to those who came and helped us the night of the Gala!
The Canadian Hemophilia Society, Manitoba Chapter (CHS-MC) invites you to join us to celebrate the glorious aesthetic of the 1920’s while enjoying the brilliance of Winnipeg’s finest chefs in the 2020’s. The Roaring 2020’s culinary adventure will be held at Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg. We are excited to welcome back the prestigious chefs from 2019 and we have a surprise addition to the team. Our guest chefs will collaborate to deliver our 250 guests an exceptional dining experience. Watch for the menu!
The evening will begin at 6 pm with the cocktail hour. Our guests view the offerings in the silent auction while they mingle and sample the sponsored complimentary cocktails. Our evening program begins at 7:15 pm and dinner begins at 7:30 pm. Each course is expertly paired by a Product Ambassador from Manitoba Liquor Marts. What night of frivolity would be complete without dancing! We are excited to offer live music so get your dancing shoes ready! This event will be the bee’s knees!
The Gala Dinner of Culinary Inspirations is CHS-MC’s most significant fundraiser. Proceeds from the dinner provide programs and direct services for families and individuals managing inherited bleeding disorders. To learn more about the variety of programs and services offered by CHS-MC, please visit Member Services.
If you are unable to join us this year, we encourage you to consider purchasing a Support Ticket as a way to contribute to the success of the event.
Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg is offering our 2020 Gala guests a special room rate for the night of the event, March 14th. Enjoy all that the evening has to offer and then retire to a beautiful guest room. The $149 rate includes your parking! No need for a designated driver and the breakfast in the Blaze Restaurant and Lounge is fantastic! Book your group rate for Canadian Hemophilia Society Manitoba Chapter Culinary Dinner
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E. Edison Antejos
Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg
Edison was born and raised in Vancouver BC; it truly represents his view and style and culinary perspective. Edison had early aspirations of being a Hotel GM, but cooking is his true love; which he confirmed at his last tenure as the Executive Restaurant Chef at The Deck Kitchen & Bar in Richmond. Throughout his career, Edison has worked with Bocuse D’or Past Laurates through Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Fairmont & Delta Hotels. Edison loves food and everything that comes with. Recently appointed Executive Chef of Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg, he hopes to be an addition to the already vibrant food scene in Winnipeg.
The Grove Pub & Restaurant
Chef Kristel Pastorin is a Red River College culinary graduate and restaurant chef. She started her career at St. Charles Country Club as a student and trained under the esteemed and highly regarded Master Chef Takashi Murakami where she learned how to be highly disciplined, creative and resourceful.
Her next chapter began by opening a new restaurant called Sydney’s Fine Dining at The Forks, where she was hired as the executive pastry chef. After eight years of pastry and fine dining, she then moved on to The Grove Pub & Restaurant and took over as the executive chef.
Kristel, husband Chef Norm Pastorin and their partners are now owners and operators of five restaurants – The Grove Pub & Restaurant, The Cornerstone Bar & Restaurant, The Black Bird Brasserie, The Canteen on Stafford, and The Canteen on Tache. Kristel and Norm juggle all of these businesses as well as two children who are 12 and 10 years of age.
Kristel also contributes to several charity events throughout the year that keep her busy. Although her time and attention are stretched thin, Kristel has never lost her enthusiasm and passion for the culinary industry.
Having begun his culinary journey at the young age of fifteen, Luc has over 25 years of experience in the kitchen. From the Southern regions of France, London England, Tylosand Sweden and Brisbane Australia, Luc has consistently proven his culinary expertise and made a name for himself around the globe. In 2018 Luc took the reins as partner and executive chef for WOW Catering. Luc also has a television show on the French CBC called “La Main a La Pate” stay tuned for season 2 coming out spring of 2019.
Yujiro Japanese Restaurant
Chef Edward Lam was born in Hong Kong and came to Winnipeg in his teen years. He did not pursue a career in the food industry until he opened his first Japanese restaurant, Miyabi, in 2003. He was a self-taught sushi chef and this is where he developed his passion and interest in food.
When they first opened, Edward moved to Lobby on York as their head sushi chef to develop a new flair of sushi in a steak and seafood restaurant. In 2012 Edward took on a new challenge, partnering in a 200 seat Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. This added a new dimension to his knowledge of cuisine. It wasn’t until the summer of 2013, when Edward settled and took over Yujiro Japanese Restaurant as Head Chef/Owner. Edward and his partners are also owners and operators of GaiJin Izakaya and Saburo Kitchen their newest project in the Hargrave St. Market in True North Square.
You can always find Edward researching and looking for inspiration in developing new creations for his customers. While he did not undertake traditional professional training, he was always and continues to be determined and focused. He never takes a break and is always looking for new ways to improve and upgrade his own skills and techniques. You can say his passion for food drives him to the next level and to bring exceptional surprises.
Yujiro Japanese Restaurant
Chef Billy Lai was born in Winnipeg. While he hasn’t undergone professional chef training, it is his passion for enjoying food and cooking that drives him.
Billy started out his career as a cook at a local Japanese restaurant and moved up to sushi chef. He worked in Japanese restaurants in other cities, but in 2013 he joined Chef Edward Lam at Yujiro Japanese Restaurant and really began advancing his skills and creativity.
His inspiration not only comes from his knowledge of Japanese cuisine, but also from his Vietnamese roots. He likes combining the two and putting a twist to his dishes. With the opening of GaiJin Izakaya and Saburo, their newest project in the Hargrave St. Market in True North Square, Chef Billy keeps himself very busy – but this only drives him to continue to advance and bring out his creativity.
Enoteca, Maque, Passero
Chef Scott Bagshaw is the owner of three of Winnipeg’s finest restaurants Enoteca, Maque and Passero. Not only have these restaurants all received 5 star reviews from the Winnipeg Free Press, Enoteca was rated #9 in Air Canada’s enRoute best 10 Canadian restaurants in 2015.
Chef Scott Bagshaw’s first experience in the kitchen was in high school working as a dishwasher. He worked his way onto prep, then to the line. He took a break from cooking while in university. Scott traveled to the UK and then onto to University in Australia to complete a degree in Education.
The kitchen called to him and he left teaching to become the head chef of a modern Vietnamese bistro and this launched his professional career, He received national recognition for his work. Scott moved back to Winnipeg after three years once his visa expired.
Returning home to Winnipeg, he was hired on as sous chef at Sydney’s at the Forks, and took over as head chef two years later. He was head chef at Pizzeria Gusto for two years and then began opening his own restaurants. Chef Scott opened his first restaurant, Deseo Bistro at the Royal Albert Arms and later re-opened as Deseo 2 in South Osborne Village. Looking for a new project he opened Enoteca and continues to delight local and visiting foodies with flavours from all over the world at his three Winnipeg restaurants.
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