Friday March 9th, 2018

European Bistro

15th Annual Gala Dinner of Culinary Inspirations

    Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg’s Executive Chef Phil Andrews, once again, welcomes the guests and supporters of the Canadian Hemophilia Society, Manitoba Chapter (CHS-MC) for a culinary adventure. The 2018 theme, European Bistro, was chosen by our impressive team of Winnipeg guest chefs who will collaborate on a menu to deliver an exceptional dining experience.

    The evening begins with the sponsored cocktail hour at 6:00 pm. Guests can mingle and view the exciting offerings in the silent auction while savouring cold and hot hors d’oeuvres. Dinner starts at 7:30 pm and is a celebration of the talents of 6 of Winnipeg’s finest Chefs. Each course is expertly paired by a Product Ambassador from Manitoba Liquor Marts. What should you expect from your Gala ticket?

    The Gala Dinner of Culinary Inspirations has grown over the past 14 years to be the Chapter’s most significant fund raiser. 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 CHS-MC offers, please visit: Programs and Services.

    Delta Hotels Winnipeg has graciously offered our Gala guests a special room rate of $149 for the night of Friday, March 9th. This rate also includes your parking! This is a fantastic option for our guests who like to enjoy the libations at the cocktail hour and the pairings offered by our Dinner Beverage Sponsor, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Please follow the link to make your reservation. Please note that while the parking rates are posted on the reservation page, you will receive complimentary parking. The deadline to make your reservation is February 12th. Book your group rate for Canadian Hemophilia Society

    Thank you to all the chefs, sponsors and patrons who have made the Gala Dinner of Culinary Inspirations such a wonderful event supporting the inherited bleeding disorders community in Manitoba!

    See you there!

    Our Chefs

    Phil Andrews

    Executive Chef

    Kristel Pastorin

    The Grove Pub and Restaurant

    After graduating from Red River College Culinary program, Chef Kristel Pastorin continued her learning in some of Winnipeg’s most prestigious establishments.

    At the St. Charles Country Club, she developed strong culinary fundamentals and work ethic under the guidance of Chef Takashi Murkami. Chef Kristel’s next professional move was to team up with Chef Michael Schafer, as Pastry Chef, to open Sydney’s At The Forks. There she spent 8 years further training herself in pastries building upon the tools and skills acquired earlier, and helped establish Sydney’s as one of Winnipeg’s premier fine dining restaurants.

    This led Chef Kristel to bring her experience in all areas of the professional kitchen as the Executive Chef at The Grove Pub & Restaurant, in the heart of historic Grosvenor Square.

    Phil Andrews

    Executive Chef

    Chef Phil Andrews

    Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg

    Since moving to Winnipeg six years ago, Phil Andrews has worked at Rudy’s Eat & Drink, and Prairie 360. A native of Ontario, Phil attended Humber College in Toronto before becoming Head Chef and moving to Edmonton to work at 4th & Vine Wine Bar where he paired his two passions in life – food and wine. It was there that he learned the craft of matching food and wine and created new menus every other week. From there he fulfilled a lifelong dream to work at a winery restaurant which he did at the prestigious Mission Hill in Kelowna, BC and learned the fundamentals of farm to table. Phil now applies his craft at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel. Phil became the Executive Chef at Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg just before his premiere as a guest chef at the Gala Dinner in 2016.

    Check out the PegCity Grub blog about Chef Phil’s work in the Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg’s Blaze Restaurant and Lounge.

    Phil Andrews


    Kristen & Kyle Lew

    Chew/The Store Next Door

    We think a great glass of wine is an important part of every meal. The “off cuts” of meat hold the flavour and local is always best. Our focus is on Canadian ingredients (although not exclusively – truffles and octopus are too good to pass up and don’t grow here) and we love to eat what we cook.

    This culinary pair got their start at George Brown College in the Culinary Management Program in Toronto. After having trained together, they went on to work for the Head Judge of Top Chef Canada, Mark McEwan at his restaurants, One and Bymark.

    Kristen has worked at 529 Wellington, Scarpetta, Gallery Grill as sous chef and manager of Les Louises Catering Company. Kyle has worked for Buca, sous chef at Five Doors North and was head butcher at The Healthy Butcher.

    Both Red Seal Chefs they brought their training back to Winnipeg in 2012 to open a restaurant and start a family. With plans for Chew simmering, the couple welcomed their son Charlie into their family and the kitchen on June 7th 2013 and Chew opened in August that same year.

    Phil Andrews

    Executive Chef

    Tim Palmer

    Fairmont Winnipeg

    Tim Palmer, Fairmont Winnipeg’s Executive Chef, proudly deems himself ‘made in Manitoba’ just like the food he serves. His food contains Manitoba sourced, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, including signature honey, herbs, and vegetables cultivated right on the hotel’s roof top.

    Tim’s passion for food planted its roots during his childhood, right here in Winnipeg. Tim soon came to realize that being a chef would not only be his career, but also his passion for life! His culinary adventure has taken him all around the world, from the Rocky Mountains to Australia, Bermuda and beyond, as he focused on soaking up the culture and unique flavours from around the world. Now he returns to his prairie home, excited to share a world of experience.

    Food has the ability to create a bond that is boundless and universal across cultures. It is the perfect accent to moments shared together; a quiet, romantic breakfast for two, creative and enticing dinner with friends, or a nutritious snack with your little ones – food brings people together.

    His food draws inspiration from his experiences and focuses on innovative ideas to stay ahead of the trends. Through partnerships with outstanding local suppliers and artisans, he brings you authentically local dishes with a story to tell. Tim loves to create great food and make delicious memories for everyone who sits at his table!

    Phil Andrews


    Tyrone Welchinski

    King + Bannatyne

    Tyrone’s introduction to the culinary world started early with his first kitchen job at 14 years of age. His influences stem from the local terroir; exploring farmer’s markets, using as many local ingredients as possible and getting to know the people who produce it. Tyrone explores new flavors and cooking techniques by eating locally and travelling abroad. Tyrone has cooked for Scott Bagshaw of Enoteca, Maque and Passero as well as for Tristan Foucault of Peasant Cookery. He says that he admires and respects both of these local chefs.

    Tyrone especially enjoys the history of curing and preserving, traditionally not done for flavor, but out of necessity. He honours the techniques and processes that have been repeated over hundreds of years and says, “It’s just dumb luck that it’s also delicious”. In the heart of the Exchange District, Tyrone shares his passion for hand crafted and low roasted meats at King + Bannatyne.

    Tyrone’s willingness to collaborate with other chefs include his participation in Burger Week with Bronuts, breakfast pop-ups at Thom Bargen, RAW Almond, and pop-up dinners with his wife Cloe, Pastry Chef at the Store Next Door – Chew.

    Phil Andrews

    Executive Pastry Chef

    Cloe Welchinski

    The Store Next Door

    Cloe is a self-taught pastry chef who draws on her background as a Fine Arts student at the University of Manitoba to create beautiful confections. She started her career as the kitchen manager at Bronuts, perfecting the art of the donut for two years before joining the team at The Store Next Door. Cloe’s natural talent shines on a daily basis and her inclination for interesting flavor combinations and her attention to detail are just part of what makes Cloe the best up and coming pastry chef in the city.

    The Menu

    Our Sponsors

    Bronze Sponsors

    • Aqua Vitae
    • Beam Global Canada
    • Bruce & Katherine Cameron
    • Cambrain Credit Union
    • Chef Barbara O' Hara
    • Chef Jonathan Royal
    • Exective Chef Joel Lafond
    • Executove Chef Luc Jean
    • Executive Chef Kristel Pastorin
    • John Schmike
    • Keilback Family
    • KK penner Tire Centres
    • Lifford Wine & Spirits Inc.
    • MEP Brother Ind.
    • Rygiel Photography & Video
    • Stephen Baker
    • Toad Hall Toys
    • Bev Jones/Lydia Bulat


    • 3M Canada
    • Across the Board
    • Adagio Acres
    • Ann Rallison
    • Anna Dunbar
    • Antonia Betle
    • Bayshore Gifts in Glass
    • Bev Jones
    • Bothwell Heese
    • Bridges Golf Course
    • Crystal Dueck
    • Dalavert Museum & Visitor's Centre
    • Dana Beljanic & Bill Featherstone
    • De Luca Fine Wines
    • Diamond Athletic Medical Supplies
    • Engma Escapes
    • Goodies Bake Shop
    • Gourment Inspirations
    • Hilary Druxman
    • Jane's Restaurant
    • Janice Naven
    • Janny & Gerhard Kunkle
    • Jennifer Downey - Epicure Selections
    • Kathy Mulder
    • Lara Rykiss
    • Laura Townshend
    • Lydia Bulat
    • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
    • Manitoba Museum
    • Maxim Truck & Trailer
    • McNally Robinson Booksellers
    • Mimi Mirus
    • Molly Beljanic
    • Mr. Perogy
    • Oak Hammock Marsh
    • Oakwood Golf Cource
    • Paulette Cote & Peter Czehryn
    • PEG Beer Co
    • Prairie 360
    • Rae & Jerry's Steak House
    • Rose Rogasky
    • Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
    • Royal Ontario Museum
    • Saucers Cafe
    • Shannon's Irish Pub & Eatery
    • Shooters Family Gold Centre
    • Susan & Walter Bulat
    • Tall Grass Parairie Bread Company
    • Tammie McLean
    • The Golf Dome
    • Tinkertown Family Fun Park
    • Will Slota
    • Winnipeg Goldeyes Baseball Club
    • Winnipeg International Children's Festival