Chef Kurt Waldele, former Executive Chef of the National Arts Centre and owner of KW Catering, had a passion for animals that rivaled his passion for food. For many years, Kurt held a Summer Harvest Garden Party at his Cumberland estate to raise money for the Ottawa Humane Society.
Sadly, Chef Waldele passed away in 2009 and friends of Kurt have teamed together this year with dozens of local Chefs to present this OHS fundraiser in his memory. Guests will have the opportunity to sample food from more than 20 Ottawa area Chefs, and wines from Niagara, Prince Edward County and beyond. They will enjoy food prepared by the Chef’s from some our local embassies, a rare treat indeed. Partnering with them are Chefs from some of the City's most renowned hotels. It will y be one of the highlights on Ottawa's culinary scene.
The new OHS shelter is the perfect backdrop for guests to witness first-hand how funds raised for the OHS are used to care for Ottawa’s animals.
Michael Blackie - National Arts Centre
Robin Bowen - Spin Kitchen
Matthew Carmichael - Restaurant 18 / Social / Side Door
Louis Charest - Governor General's Residence
Joe Calabro - Pasticcerria Geleteria Italiano
Kyle Christopherson (representing his fundraising event Allure)
Frederic Filliodeau - Pasticcerria Geleteria Italiano
Michael Hay - Courtyard
Trish Larkin - Black Cat Bistro
George Laurier - Spin Kitchen
Marc Lepine - Atelier
Johnny Leung - KW Catering
Clifford Lyness - Brookstreet Hotel
Dino Ovcaric - United Sates Ambassador's Residence
Gabriel Pollock - Grounded Kitchen Coffee
Steve Price - Algonquin College
Amir Rahim - Grounded Kitchen Coffee
Jud Simpson - Parliamentary Dining Room, House of Commons
Ken Skidmore - Liam Maguires Buffet
Tim Wasylko - Prime Minister's Residence
Russell Weir - Sheraton Hotel Ottawa
Thank you to the Summer Harvest Garden Party Organizing Committee for putting together this wonderful event in Kurt’s memory to benefit the animals in our care.
Click here to read more about the Garden Party and to purchase tickets!