Before I was blogging and working for one of the best culinary schools / tourism companies in the city *cough cough* shameless promotion *cough cough*, I worked for a variety of non-profit organizations including United Way / Centraide Ottawa.

One of my favourite events of the year – Schmoozefest! Put on by the ‘Next Generation Cabinet’, the fundraising event seeks to bring together young professionals with VIP’s from all different industries.

Over the past couple years they have been focusing more on the foodie side of things as well! At last year’s event Chef Michael Blackie from the NAC was one of the VIP guests. This year they have moved locations so that they could bring in 4 local restaurants to provide the eats!

Who will be there, donating their time and food for their community?

Grill 41 – Buy your tickets before the 19th of October and be entered to win a $200 gift certificate to this Lord Elgin Hotel restaurant.

TacoLot – Serving up their signature tacos!

Hang10 – Fresh California style edibles

Mellos – Just after celebrating their 70th anniversary, Mellos will be providing their signature meatloaf sandwiches

In addition to networking and great food – there is also a load of great prizes and auction items including over 100 gift certificates to Pizzaza!

If you are looking for a great night to make some connections, eat some great food and support your community – look no further and click here to purchase tickets!


** Updated **

Grill 41 Chef Brian Vallipuramhas just announced what they will be making for the event: Savory crepes filled with tandori bison, arugula and blackcurrent sauce and  Crepes suzette with nutmeg ice cream, mandarine and Grand Marnier. Drool…