Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner

The 26th Annual Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner was a massive success!  Thank you to everybody who participated on Monday, April 9th at Bingeman’s Crystal Ballroom. Over 20 of the Region’s top chefs partnered with the Best Friends of BBBS to create a unique culinary experience in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region. This year, Chefs’ Gourmet Dinner raised an astounding $83,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region programs!

340 attendees gathered to share an incredible evening that with a champagne reception and hors d’oeuvres, followed shortly after by a 5-course dinner (including wine), served by the top chefs and restaurants in the region. The evening included festivities throughout with live music, a silent auction, live auction, a raffle and much more.

For more information on how to get involved with next year’s event, contact Kierra Young, Special Events Coordinator at 519-745-0180 ext. 203 or

Restaurants & Chefs

Red House – Dan McCowan

Ellison’s Bistro – Elvis Ellison

Bingemans – Greg Skolimowski

Proof Kitchen and Lounge- Jeritt Raney

The Charcoal Group – Terry Salmond

Fat Sparrow Group – Nick Benninger

Borealis Grille and Bar – Scott Mills

The Cake Box – Yvonne Zensner

Caudle’s Catch Seafood – Matt Caudle

The Grand Trunk Saloon – Jason Hanoski

Sole Restaurant and Wine Bar – Jacob LeBlanc

Union Market Square – Stephen Goyda

Liaison College of Culinary Arts – Dean Michielsen

Timeless Cafe and Bakery – Carey McLellan

University of Waterloo Catering – Mark Meinzinger

Gilt Restaurant – Alex Janke

The Ridge Social Eatery – Matt Foote

The Lamb Company

COBS Bread Bakery

Distinctly Tea