If you are in the mood for a turkey dinner and you are thinking about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday (October 11th in Canada), you will want to head on over to a Whole Foods Market near you (Park Royal South, West Vancouver or Cambie and Broadway downtown. Their Taste of Thanksgiving meal happens today, Thursday, September 30th from 5 – 8 PM. A $10 donation is requested as a support for the Project Chef programme.
On any given day the Whole Foods stores are busy places, so we can expect this event to be popular. Since the Cambie store is located between the Olympic Village and Broadway Skytrain stations, commuters from the downtown can easily pop by on their way home from work or a day out. The event will be a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbours from the community and to chat with people you don’t know. Food is a great conversation starter!
Here are the details that they have provided about the menu, the vendors and the Project Chef programme.
* Turkey * Fruit and Herb Stuffing * Baked Winter Squash * Country Mashed Potato * Gravy * Cranberry Sauce * Vegetarian Field Roase or Vegan Turkey Cutlets * Brussel Sprout and Ham Sliders * Freshly Shucked Fanny Bay Oysters served on the half shell * Crab Cakes * Vista D’Oro Spreads * Artisan Olive Pairing * Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Ginger Trifle * Goji Virgin Cocktail * Qtonic Beverage
Vendors joining the event
Biji Truffles * Digestive Enzymes * Golda’s * Gone Crackers * Half Moon Crepes * Kreation * Lekker * Lesley Stowe * Mountaintop Bakery * OM Tea * Origin O’s * Smokemasters * Terra Breads * Vancouver Croissant Company * Whistler Cooks
Project CHEF is an experiential curriculum-based school programme aimed at children in grades four and five. The programme teaches students about healthy food, where it come from, what it tastes like, how to prepare it and how to enjoy sharing it around a table. Each student learns how to create meals and make healthy food choices. The proceeds raised will help bring this programme ot more classes in more schools.
Whole Foods Cambie (Directions and website)
Whole Foods West Vancouver (Directions and website)
The Whole Foods Market Cookbook: A Guide to Natural Foods With 350 Recipes
Better Together/Project Chef Hands-on Cook-Off Contest