Cross-posted from Calgary is Awesome.
Start from Scratch (formerly Kick the KD) is a not-for-profit initiative by local food writer and blogger Dan Clapson to teach post-secondary students how to cook. Students from University of Calgary and Mount Royal University are hand-picked to participate in the 10-week program, which not only teaches participants to slice, dice, bake and broil, but gives them the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the city's top chefs and food writers. I know many non-university students who wishes they were still in school just for this!
So what does this have to do with me? SFS is having its 1st Annual Summer Social on Thursday, June 21 at Casel Marché to raise funds to expand the program to other universities and cities across Canada. Six food bloggers, including myself, will be paired with six chefs in the city to prepare special appetizers to serve at the event:
Calgary Herald food writer Gwendolyn Richards (Patent and the Pantry) is partnered with Geoff Rogers, Executive Chef at Home Tasting Room
Local food writer, Globe & Mail columnist and talented baker Stephanie Eddy (Clockwork Lemon) will be cooking with Catch's Executive Chef, Kyle Groves.
The multi-talented interior designer, photographer and foodie Lori Andrews (The 10 Cent Designer) will be making some gluten-free treats with Drew Masterman, owner of Dairy Lane Café and Blue Star Diner.
Michelle Maingat of yumyumyummers is teamed up with Dominique Moussu of L'Épicerie, Cassis Bistro and le Petit Mousse.
Food blogger and writer Stephanie Arsenault (Global Dish) will be making doughnuts with Chef Grayson Sherman of Jelly Modern Doughnuts.
Last, and hopefully not least, I am super-stoked to be cooking with Chef Roy Oh of Anju.
I say hopefully, because I still have no idea what we're making yet, and Dan has told me everyone else already knows...
Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be delicious! Tickets for the event are only $50, and there will also be a silent auction, with one of the prizes being Top Chef Canada finalist Trevor Bird cooking dinner for you and three others in the comfort of your own home!