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The 2015 workshop wouldn't exist without the support of the following partners.

We thank our main partner in the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers' Workshop, Tourism Kelowna.

Visit Tourism Kelowna's website. Follow @Tourism_Kelowna on Twitter. Like Tourism Kelowna on Facebook.


Guided, narrated and custom tours in the Okanagan.

Visit Distinctly Kelowna's Website. Follow @KelownaWineTour on Twitter. Like Distinctly Kelowna Tours on Facebook.


Visit BC Tree Fruit's Website. Follow @bctreefruits on Twitter. Like BC Tree Fruits on Facebook.


Visit Knifewear online. Follow @KelownaKnife @Knifenerd @KnifewearYOW and @KnifewearYEG on Twitter.


Visit Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas' Website. "Like" Manteo on Facebook. Follow Manteo on Twitter.



Visit Hotel Eldorado's Website. "Like" Hotel Eldorado on Facebook. Follow Hotel Eldorado on Twitter.

Our other event-based partners are recognized in our schedule notes.


"Gourmet & Grapes" Annual Chef Throwdown at Cabana Grille, Kelowna, May 6, 2012

Gourmet & Grapes

Sunday May 6, 2012 Doors open at 6pm

Cabana Bar and Grille
3799 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna BC

$79 ticket price includes entrance, wine, food, entertainment and a free shuttle home within Kelowna.

Rumble in the kitchen! It's Iron Chef-style cookoff with a bit of UFC attitude, but way more delicious! Cabana Grille in Kelowna is the location. May 6, 2012 is the date. Vancouver Four Seasons (YEW Restaurant) Ned Bell and Vancouver's Ensemble Restaurant's Dale Mackay are the chefs.

To purchase, call Cabana Grille at 250.763.1955 or vist to order via Paypal.

Follow Cabana on Twitter @cabanakelowna


More details from the press release:

April 12, 2012; Kelowna, B.C.  - On Sunday, May 6,  Cabana Bar and Grille is throwing their most exciting Iron Chef Showdown to date.  Cabana's Gourmet and Grapes gala is a serious  celebration of food and wine, kicking off both the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival and the season of patios, lakefront lounging and wine country adventures.  
Get up close and personal with your  favourite vintners and chefs, raise a glass on the fully-tented patio wine garden and grab a ringside seat for "Round 7" of the much anticipated Iron Chef showdown. Cabana's own celebrity chef Ned Bell will go head-to-head with Top Chef Canada Winner, Dale Mackay.  Talented, charistmatic and REALLY competitive, these two young chefs promise one hot battle of the burners.   
This mixing, mingling and grazing event will boast food stations helmed by some of the Okanagan's most talented chefs including Jesse Croy - Sunset Organic Bistro, Jeremy Luypen - Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek, Roy Lewis - Chop Steakhouse & Bar, Natasha Schooten - Watermark Beach Resort Wine Bar, Chris VanHooydonk - Sonora Room Restaurant at Burrowing Owl, Dan Halter - Old Train Station Pub and Poppadoms Taste India.
And what's a wine event without the main ingredient? Get ready to taste the latest releases from neighnouring wineries like Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, Aces Okanagan Estate Winery, Sandhill Vinyeards, Church and State Wines, Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery and Ex Nihilo Vineyards.
Hosted by Jamie Maw and CHBC's Toby Tannas, the event will be filmed, narrated and broadcast throughout the event, so guests won't miss a beat of the exciting competition, no matter where they're swirling and sipping. Event sponsors also include Okanagan Wine Festivals and Gordon Food Services.


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