Chef of the Year accolade rounds out an unprecedented year for Hawksworth Restaurant; LFNG: Exercise your options with gift cards; New Years in Narnia 2 at the Keefer Bar; “12 Days of Giving in the East Side” – fill the truck for the Food Bank!
‘CHEF OF THE YEAR’ ACCOLADE ROUNDS OUT AN UNPRECEDENTED YEAR
David Hawksworth honoured in Pinnacle Awards for his innovative cuisine
Vancouver, BC (December, 2012) – A standing ovation greeted Chef David Hawksworth last week, as he took to the stage at the 2012 Pinnacle Awards to receive the Chef of the Year honour.
Following a year of unprecedented awards – including Maclean’s magazine Restaurant of the Year and Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Chef of the Year – Hawksworth Restaurant has firmly anchored itself at the forefront of Canada’s internationally admired restaurant community.
“2012 has been a landmark year for us in so many ways,” said Chef Hawksworth. “We set our sights very high and I personally feel we have achieved something incredible over the last eighteen months. My team is wholly at the forefront of the restaurant’s success and I share each and every award and tribute with them.”
Held annually since 1988, the Pinnacle Awards presented by Foodservice and Hospitality magazine honour and recognize industry leaders. According to the 2012 awards press release, “David Hawksworth has earned this year’s Chef of the Year accolade stemming from the restaurant’s critical acclaim from the press, his peers and diners for his inventive meals served in an opulent setting.”
Another seminal Vancouver chef John Bishop received the Lifetime Achievement Awardfor his “40+ years of industry influence” inspiring “a generation of cooks”.
For more info, visit: hawksworthrestaurant.com
LFNG: EXERCISE YOUR OPTIONS WITH GIFT CARDS
Not sure if your friend or colleague likes Syrah or Chardonnay? Laughing Stock now has an easy gifting solution that provides real options for wine gifts.
Available in denominations starting at $100 for online redemption.
For more info, visit: laughingstock.ca
Can you believe its that time again already?
New Years Eve 2011 saw the birth of the Keefer Bars ‘New Years in Narnia’ trilogy. Where the bar was transformed into a winter wonderland complete with ice sculptures, snow, an Ice Queen and (what seemed like) champagne falling from the sky!
This year we’re back to do it all again, though this time, we’re taking it deep – and maybe getting a little wet. The Keefer Bar presents: New Years in Narnia II, The Return to Narnia: A Nautical Shipwrecked Adventure Brought to Life
For the first time, The ladies of Sweet Soul Burlesque will be collaborating with creative forces of the Keefer Bar to bring you a new years for the record books. The Keefer bar will be transformed into an underwater wonderland, complete with seahorses, mermaids (even the possibility of a couple of mermen) and a Wardrobe entrance into the fantasy we are creating!
The will be a night filled with the same incredible drinks that The Keefer Bar is famous for, on top of 3 sets of sexy sassiness of the Sweet Soul Godesses and the best beats by DJ Micro Douglas. Champagne toast at midnight is included in ticket price and your favourite, most creative nautical costumes are highly encouraged!
NYE at The Keefer Bar is not to be missed! Join us to celebrate all that 2012 was, and all that the coming year will bring!
For more info, visit: thekeeferbar.com
12 DAYS OF GIVING 2012Vancouver, BC (For immediate release) – ʻWelcome to East Vanʼ has been a fixture in the Downtown East Side community since 2006. Rob Geary and Luis Galvan founded the brand to help inspire the community to embrace, develop and evolve its identity. The boys live and work in the DTES and are surrounded by folks that need assistance, particularly around the holidays. Rob and Luis wanted to repeat the success they had with the 12 Days of Giving last year. This time they wanted to include other communities of the East Side of Vancouver.
SO … they will be sitting on various corners of the East Side for 12 days, collecting food for the Food Bank until the good people of Vancouver fill their cube truck with non-perishable food.The boys will be at various locations until Dec 23. Frog Box and The Great Little Box Company have generously donated boxes, now all we have to do is FILL THEM!
Most needed items:
• Canned meat/fish
• Peanut butter
• Bags of whole wheat pasta/rice
• Pasta sauce
• Canned fruit/vegetables
• Baby formula
• Baby food
Please note, we are not able to accept the following items:
• Homemade items
• Expired baby food
• Products containing alcohol
• Open packages of food