Camosun College representatives participated in the Hungry Hearts fundraiser for Our Place (File contributed)

Our Place fundraiser gathers a record-breaking $150,000

The sixth annual Hungry Hearts event let foodies pick the best dishes in town

An annual fundraiser for Victoria’s Our Place Society reached a record high.

The sixth annual Hungry Hearts event raised $150,000 on Saturday, setting a new record for the event.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the community,” said Don Evans, CEO of Our Place, in a statement. “This strong support will go a long way in supporting many of our life-transforming programs and services to assist people in crisis, recovery or on the road to employment.”

ALSO READ: Our Place turns up the glamour for Beauty Day

Hungry Hearts is a foodie-oriented event where local chefs compete for the Hungry Hearts Top Chef trophy, which can be won after attendees “vote with their heart” and choose their favourite dish.

This year, the winner was Chef Nicolas Hipperson of the Union Club, who stirred up seared Atlantic scallops, English pea tortellini, a carrot ginger emulsion and a pea shoot salad.

WATCH: New storage facility opens at Victoria’s Our Place

Other competing chefs included Chef Brendan Walker, Delta Ocean Pointe Resort; Chef Josh Courtin, Dobosala; Chef Tyler Thompson, Fishhook at Mermaid Wharf; Chef Castro Boateng, House of Boateng; Chef Brett Black, Kid Sister; Chef Richard Teves, Toque Catering; and Chef Robert Budlong, Camosun College Culinary Program, with his team of young, up and coming student chefs.

The sold-out event was hosted by the Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, and hosted by PwC Canada.

vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca


Send a Tweet: @NicoleCrescenzi

Like us on Facebook  

Just Posted

High of 14 C for Wednesday

Plus your weekend forecast

Province announces more improvements for Highway 14

$85-million project made possible through federal funding support

Wild Wise Sooke founder leaves post

Lush Cosmetics offers much-needed funding for the group

UVic partners with harm reduction groups to run a drug checking pilot project

The three-year pilot will allow people to test their drugs for fatal ingredients like fentanyl

Tryouts underway for Oak Bay High golf team

Cool April weather brings a chilly start for school team

WATCH: Police call Happy Valley shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

One person in custody, another fled following crash on Kelly Road

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

Canada, international allies butt heads over focus on white supremacism

Freeland she singled out white supremacy as the greatest security threat facing the world

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.

BC Tasting Games are underway with competitions in three Okanagan communities.

Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges

Many police departments are prioritizing investigations related to drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Music Monday to unite students across Sooke in song

Over 200 students will carol around town on May 6

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

Most Read