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NEWS FLASH: Summer Garden Party fundraiser in memory of Chef Kurt Waldele on August 28

For many years Kurt Waldele, the former Executive Chef of the National Arts Centre, held a Summer Harvest Garden Party at his Cumberland estate to raise money for the Ottawa Humane Society. Sadly, Chef Waldele passed away in 2009 and friends of Kurt have teamed up with dozens of local Chefs to present this OHS fundraiser in his memory.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample food from Ottawa area Chefs (see list below) including some of our local embassies. There will be wines from Niagara, Prince Edward County and beyond.

When: Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 2 to 5 pm

Where: Ottawa Humane Society, 245 West Hunt Club Road

Tickets: $100 each, available via the Humane Society website

Participating chefs and restaurant owners include:

  • Josh Bishop – Whalesbone
  • Michael Blackie – National Arts Centre
  • Robin Bowen – Spin Kitchen
  • Matthew Carmichael – Restaurant 18 / Social / Side Door
  • Louis Charest – Governor General’s Residence
  • Joe Calabro – Pasticcerria Geleteria Italiano
  • Kyle Christopherson (representing his fundraising event Allure)
  • Frederic Filliodeau
  • Michael Hay – Courtyard
  • Trish Larkin – Black Cat Bistro
  • George Laurier
  • Marc Lepine – Atelier
  • Johnny Leung – KW Catering
  • Clifford Lyness – Brookstreet Hotel
  • Dino Ovcaric – United States Ambassador’s Residence
  • Gabriel Pollock – Grounded Kitchen Coffee
  • Steve Price – Algonquin College
  • Amir Rahim – Grounded Kitchen Coffee
  • Jud Simpson – Parliamentary Dining Room, House of Commons
  • Ken Skidmore – Liam Maguires
  • Karen Von Merveldt – Von’s Bistro / Flippers
  • Tim Wasylko – Prime Minister’s Residence
  • Russell Weir – Sheraton Hotel Ottawa
  • Sarah Charbonneaux – Buffet Charbonneau


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