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Exclusive Master Class and Gourmet Dinner with UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Goodwill Ambassador for Food, Chef Rodrigo Pacheco.

Growing Chefs! Ontario, The Grove and The Middlesex London Food Policy Council are thrilled to announce an exclusive event featuring renowned Ecuadorian Chef, Rodrigo Pacheco. This exceptional occasion promises to blend culinary excellence with a profound commitment to sustainability and biodiversity. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the world of gastronomy, sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024 (ONE day, TWO spectacular events) 

**Tickets sold separately for EACH event.Themes of sustainability and cooking in harmony with nature will be present in both events but each promises unique takeaways and experiences. 

Master Class (12:30 – 3:00 pm) – $325pp
Prepare to experience a once in a lifetime opportunity for an exclusive, hands-on cooking class led by celebrity Chef Rodrigo Pacheco. Participants will work directly with Chef Pacheco to prepare three types of fresh, sustainable ceviches using sustainably sourced and foraged, seasonal ingredients.

Theme: Fresh and Sustainable Ceviches

Venue: Growing Chefs! Ontario Headquarters, 460 King St.

What to Expect:
- Interactive, hands-on instruction and guidance from Chef Rodrigo Pacheco.
- A light meal to taste your creations.
- All recipes from the class.
- Photo opportunities with Chef Pacheco.
- Curated take home basket with local goods.
- Welcome cocktail upon arrival.

Master Class Tickets

Gourmet Dinner (6:00 – 9:00 pm) – $225pp
Join us for a one-of-a-kind dining experience specifically curated by Ecuadorian Chef, Rodrigo Pacheco.

Theme: Connecting Ecosystems, Wisdom and Flavours

Venue: *NEW* The Chef’s Table, Fanshawe College campus, 130 Dundas St., London

What to expect:
- *3 course, family-style feast including local wine tastings.
- Mingle and cash bar upon arrival.
- A presentation from Chef Rodrigo Pacheco about his work with the Bocavaldivia Foundation.
- Network with community partners about their efforts on restoration, sustainability and conservation.
- Live music curated by the London Music Office.

*Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice

***Tax receipts available for EACH event: 

  1. $150 per each Master Class ticket; 
  2. $100 per each Gourmet Dinner ticket.

Gourmet Dinner Tickets

For table purchase opportunities, please connect directly with our Executive Administrator, Jen Wyant, via email at: jen@​growingchefsontario.​ca.

Learn more about Chef Rodrigo’s inspiring story leading his Bocavaldivia Foundation with a mission to build the largest edible forest in the world.

Rodrigo Pacheco | Inspirational Story | BocaValdivia | Edible Forest


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