NEW WESTMINSTER, BC – Iron Chef and Hell’s Kitchen have nothing on the upcoming
3rd Annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner at the Vancouver Club on October 27th, a fundraiser for the
Dan’s Legacy. Chef Sean Cousins, along with four other top
chefs in Vancouver, will create a menu of culinary masterpieces guaranteed to delight the
senses. Funds raised at the gala go towards providing therapeutic counselling and life-skills
programs for youth survivors of childhood trauma and abuse.
The Foundation will also introduce guests to a soft-launch of its plans to build a 10-bed Rural
Recovery Centre on an organic farm in the Lower Mainland.
Hosted by Fred Lee, the gala showcases a five-course meal specially created by Vancouver
Club Head Chef Sean Cousins, working in collaboration with Lee Cooper, Head Chef of
L’Abbatoir, the Bauhaus Restaurant’s Chef Stefan Hartmann, Chef David Gunawan of Farmer’s
Apprentice and Vancouver Club Junior Sous Chef/Pastry, Jessica Caparas. Music, and live and
silent auctions round out the evening’s entertainment.
“This year we mark the 10th anniversary of our Foundation, and the gala is also an opportunity
for us to thank our supporters, as well as raise funds to continue our work,” says Barbara
Coates, Executive Director at Dan’s Legacy. “As we’ve seen with the recent drug-related health
crisis in BC, our programs are needed now more than ever before.”
Dan’s Legacy was founded in memory of a promising and
vibrant young man who fell victim to a sexual predator. As is common with victims of abuse, he
turned to drugs to suppress the psychological pain of the experience. Stints in rehab only
provided a partial solution. What was needed was counselling support to uncover the root of his
addiction. Tragically, Dan relapsed and died from an overdose. He was nineteen years old.
Individual tickets are $250, with VIP packages also available. Please visit www.danslegacy.com,
or call 604-329-9186 for more information.