Flavour of Chocolate Chef Toivo Heyduck

We are pleased to announce that Toivo Heyduck is coming back for a third straight year to compete in Flavour of Chocolate. Chef Toivo was the first chef to win the coveted People’s Choice Award at our inaugural Flavour of Chocolate event in 2015.

Chef Toivo Heyduck competed in Chopped Canada in the 2013/2014 season, completing the competition as a semi-finalist. He has worked under Chef Massimo Capra (Restaurant Makeover) and Master Chef Didier Leroy in Toronto. On the West Coast, Chef Heyduck has worked at Sooke Harbour House and has been a featured chef at the Oregon Truffle Festival (2014 through current). Heyduck has been working in remote communities where he can cook great foods and enjoy the wild outdoors. Currently, he operates The Duck Cooks.

Chef Toivo’s Menu is as follows:

  • Chocolate Whey Braised Pork Cheeks with Celery Root White Chocolate Puree
  • Peppered Chocolate Nib Emulsion
  • Cocoa-Dusted Beet & Potato Sticks with a Parsley Vinaigrette

Chef Toivo’s Spirit Pairing is Dark Chocolate Vodka from Sheringham Distillery.

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.


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