The Half Your Plate Chefs Dinner was created to bring produce to the next level. A culinary opportunity to show people how to get creative with their meals using fruits and vegetables.  Thanks to a collective of local, internationally renowned chefs, we are delighted to bring this event back for it’s second year. We have added even more to the line up this year, including additional chefs, courses, and guest appearances!

After our hor d’oeuvres reception, sit down for a five course plated experience. You may decide to see JUST how creative our chefs can get, by choosing the vegetarian option.  Live entertainment, culinary demonstrations, and pairings with local distilleries.  Each guest will take home a Culinary Chef’s Bag worth your ticket price ($80) filled with great items to try in the kitchen.

Proceeds to Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and Community Kitchen of Calgary.

Our Chefs: Liana Robberecht, Michael Allemeier, Andrew Keen, Michele Aurigemma, Melanie Hennessey, Justin Leboe, James Neilson, Anne Sellmer & Rogelio Herrera

Liana Robberecht

Recognized with the 2010 Golden Whisk award by the Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. In 2011, she was named Chef of the Year by the Alberta Foodservice Expo and Canadian Restaurant and Foodservice News magazine. More…

Anne Sellmer

Chocolatier Anne Sellmer (cōchu chocolatier) was named “6-Star Grand Master Chocolatier” in 2017, in addition to winning a mix of 12 gold, silver and bronze medals for her sweet inventions from London’s Academy of Chocolate Awards this summer. More…

Michael Allemeier

Chef Michael Allemeier has traveled the world and Canada learning his craft. Prior to joining SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) as a Culinary Instructor, Chef Allemeier has run some of Western Canada’s most exciting kitchens. More…

Andrew Keen

Andrew began his apprenticeship in the culinary arts in Whistler, B.C. where he spent eight years working at some of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the area. Andrew then moved to Calgary where he opened his own restaurant. More…

Michele Aurigemma

Chef Michele’s passion for food, cooking, and delivering a memorable culinary experience have been the key attributes to his success in the culinary industry. More…

James Neilson

James, Executive chef at the Calgary Zoo, has an extreme dedication and focus on the importance of utilizing local suppliers, sustainable seafood options and minimizing our foot print on the environment when and where ever possible. More…

Melanie Hennessey

Aside from running her own business, Melanie is a chef and baker at WinSport, where she infuses her passion for the craft of pastry into each of her creations. More…

Rogelio Herrera

Rogelio Herrera is the proud owner and Chef of Alloy Restaurant, Rogelio’s food uses a unique blend of spices and fresh ingredients his food is simple but packs Latin, Mediterranean and Asian influences in almost every one of his creations. More…

Justin Leboe

Canada’s 2016 most innovative chef and Chef Ambassador for Grow Calgary – Canada’s largest urban agricultural farm growing fresh produce for the Calgary Food Bank. Justin has helped land Model Milk on nearly every major restaurant award list in Canada. More…


Friday, March 9, 2018

Winsport – Markin MacPhail Centre

88 Canada Olympic Road Southwest


Cocktail Reception: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dinner: 7:00pm

Entertainment to follow


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