Cook for the Cure

This year, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation will hold its “Cook for the Cure” Event on Dec. 7th, 2013, featuring top chefs Lynn Crawford, Tyler Florence, Chuck Hughes, Mark McEwan, Corbin Tomaszeski and Vikram Vij. The major sponsor is KitchenAid.

To raise funds and friends for her team, Chef Lynn Crawford held a cocktail event this past Thursday at her Toronto restaurant, Ruby Watchco. She invited guest speaker, Bonnie Stanfield, whose daughter, Holly, lost her battle with breast cancer at age 34. Bonnie spoke bravely about how her life has been changed by the disease and by the work of CBCF to support research, patients and families.

Bonnie and Lynn full size

Lynn generously provided wine and beautiful hors d’oeuvres, including the devilled eggs with watercress, and chicken liver parfait with confit of beets, pictured here. I enjoyed a glass of excellent Meritage.

Hors d'oeuvres fullsize

I have put my support behind Chef Lynn: she is not only a great person but also the only female chef in the competition. You can support Team Crawford’s fundraising for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, and learn more about Cook for the Cure, by visiting the official website here: Support Cook for the Cure.

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