We are thrilled to announce that Chef Laura Moore is returning for her second appearance at our Flavour of Chocolate event.
Chef Laura Moore began her career as a whole foods personal chef in 1998, as the ‘Recipe Creator’ for the Fresh Piks Organics weekly newsletter. When her loyal following of recipe lovers began asking her to cook for them, privately and for special events, her passion for making and eating wholesome, natural foods, and deep green interest in the earth-friendly practices of recycling, organic gardening and composting blossomed into Victoria’s first green, whole foods personal chef and catering service. Her company, the Good For You Gourmet, offers a convenient, gourmet, whole-foods personal chef and catering service that specializes in customized menus to suit customers personal preferences and special dietary requests using natural, seasonal ingredients. ‘’I invite everyone to embrace gourmet West Coast whole foods for wellness, flavour, nutrition and presentation when they hire a caterer or personal chef’’.
Long before the ‘100 Mile Diet’ was ‘a thing’, Chef Richard was working in the food services industry, and intent on using local ingredients, cultivated direct relationships with local farmers. During his time as Director of Food And Beverage for Relais & Cháteaux property, the Aerie, they were honoured with the Conde Nast Magazines’ coveted Resort of the Year, North America. After a short break from the industry working as an independent home renovations contractor, he has returned to the food services industry with a rekindled passion for food and flavour. His company, ’Howling at the Spoon’ offers gourmet personal chef, catering and sommelier services. “I look forward to bringing amazing food and wine combinations to all of my clients.”
When these two chefs met in Fall of 2015, they began cooking for each other, and it wasn’t long before they were catering GFYG events together, learning from each others diverse kitchen skills sets. Mutual passion for good food and fabulous flavours kindled a professional friendship that led to collaborating on Flavour of Chocolate in 2016, and again this year. We look forward to bringing forth exciting taste combinations and presentation again this year!
Chef Laura & Chef Richard’s Menus is as follows:
- Red Velvet Gluten Free Beef & Blaisin Empañadas with Tequila Jalapeño Dip
- Pressed Yam & Corn Nacho Chip
Chef Laura & Chef Richard’s Spirit Pairing is Jason Hyde Wines’ 2017 selection from Peacock & Martin Imports
Flavour of Chocolate is managed by the Westshore Soroptimist Society for Women & Families (WSSWF) to benefit Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore. WSSWF is a registered BC Society and is pending federal charitable status.