The clock is ticking down to this year’s Chefs in the City fundraiser, and there are still a few tickets up for grabs.
“We’re down to the last bunch (of tickets), so they’re almost sold out,” said spokesman Carl Sulkowski.
The event, now in its sixth year, takes over the Campus Activity Centre at Thompson Rivers University on Monday starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person.
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Kamloops, Chefs in the City — which Sulkowski described as a food expo — is a fundraiser that helps Rotary fight child hunger.
The event raises $20,000 to $30,000 annually, he said. The goal is to meet or exceed that amount on Monday.
Sulkowski described Chefs in the City as a food expo that provides guests the opportunity to try food and beverages prepared by 18 chefs and 10 wineries and breweries. A live jazz band provides the evening’s entertainment.
The chefs represent a variety of local eateries including Terra Restaurant, Ric’s Grill, Fireside Steakhouse and At Your Service Catering.
Crannog Ales, Left Field Ciders and Harper’s Trail are among the wineries and breweries on tap.
Sulkowski said this is a great way to promote local food and drink.
“Each restaurant has a booth and they bring a speciality dish of appetizer-sized servings,” he said. “The chefs have the opportunity to talk to the public about what their specialty is all about.”
Chefs in the City sells out every year, so Sulkowski recommends people purchase tickets soon.
For more information, or to buy a ticket, visit chefsinthecity.ca. This is the second time the event is being held at TRU.