Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner

Springtime in Paris


The 27th annual Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner – Springtime in Paris, was a signature culinary event in support of local youth in need of mentorship.  Hosted by Best Friends, the event featured Waterloo Region’s finest chefs from 20 renowned restaurants who created an unforgettable dining experience with a Champagne Reception, Hors d’oeuvres, and a five-course Dinner.  The evening also included Live and Silent Auctions, raffles, music and more.

Thank you to all of those who attended this magical evening and made it yet another successful Best Friends event in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region.

With your support, we raised $103,607!


Please stay posted for details on next year’s Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner, and be sure to see everything else that the Best Friends have planned!

Hosted By

Best Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters


Monday, April 8th, 2019
Bingemans: the Ballroom

Tickets: $130 Per Person

6:00 PM Champagne Reception
7:00 PM Dinner

Live Music
Silent & Live Auction
Black Tie Optional

Restaurants & Chefs

Bhima’s Warung
Chef Paul Boehmer

Chef Greg Skolimowski

Borealis Grille and Bar
Chef Scott Mills

The Cake Box
Chef Yvonne Zensner

Caudle’s Catch Seafood
Shucker Matt Caudle

The Charcoal Group
Chef Terry Salmond

Chef D TV
Chef D
Chef Rachel Clark

Cobs Bread
Owner Steff Steers

Distinctly Tea Inc.
Owner Peter Barker

Ellison’s Bistro
Chef Elvis Ellison

Fat Sparrow Group
Nick and Nat’s Uptown Waterloo
Chef Nick Benninger

Gilt Restaurant
Chef Alex Janke

Indulge Natural and Organic Catering
Chef Paul Cummings

Liaison College of Culinary Arts
Chef Dean Michielsen

Little Mushroom Catering
Chef Jason Hanoski

Loloan Lobby Bar
Chef Daryl Wagler

Macgregors Meat & Seafood Ltd.

Proof Kitchen and Lounge
Chef Jeritt Raney

Red House
Chef Dan McCowan
Chef Jennifer Parkin

The Ridge Social Eatery
Chef Matthew Foote

Solé Restaurant & Wine Bar
Chef Dan Potter

Union Market Square
Chef Stephen Goyda

The University Club
Chef Mark Meinzinger

Vision Maker Sponsors

Chefs Gourmet Dinner 2019 Sponsors


For more information on how to get involved with Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner, contact Kelley Ross, Events Specialist at 519-745-0180 ext. 203 or