Best Friends Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner

The Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner is a Best Friends signature event held in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region. The regions top chefs come together to deliver a one of a kind multi-course dinner gala. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, sparkling wine reception, live music, silent auction, live auction, raffle table and an unforgettable evening all for a great cause.

All proceeds from the Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region


Save the Date

April 22nd, 2024

Bingemans Ballroom


Sponsorship Opportunities

Contact Ruth Phillion, Best Friends President if interested | (519)-893-9561


Raffle Donations

Contact Kathryn Ruzycki, Special Events Coordinator for donations | (519)-745-0180 ext. 203


Hosted By

Best Friends is a volunteer fundraising organization that supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region. Launched in 1989 by local television personality, Betty Thompson.  Best Friends has raised over one million dollars to support BBBSWR and its programs. Collectively this group of dedicated volunteers contributes more than 5,000 hours each year running a series of successful fundraising events, including the region’s best gala, The Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner. Best Friends welcomes new members.


2023 Restaurants & Chefs

Bhima’s Warung


Borealis Grille and Bar

The Cake Box

The Charcoal Group

Fat Sparrow Group

Loloan Lobby Bar

Proof Kitchen and Lounge

Red House

Solé Restaurant & Wine Bar

Foundry Tavern

Chef D

Caudle’s Catch Seafood

COBS Bread

Ellison’s Bistro

The Social Ridge Eatery


2023 Gourmet Dinner!