Food Network favourite Bob Blumer is returning to Prince George for an exclusive, in-home cook-along fundraiser for the Prince George Hospice Society, October 25. The event marks a new virtual initiative in the culinary space and is set to launch two days before Blumer’s latest cookbook is released.
“We’re thrilled to work with UNLTD Media on this creative and interactive event,” said Donna Flood, Executive Director of the Hospice Society, in a news release. “Fundraising for non-profits has been exceptionally challenging this year, and this evening will prove to be delicious and fun for all those involved!”
The event will feature Blumer himself Zooming in to attendees’ kitchens, live prepping two recipes from his new cookbook. Ticket holders will be delivered a box of ingredients from local grocer Birch & Boar in advance, which they will use to cook an appetizer and a main course from the comfort of their own home. Boxes will also include a snack and dessert. The icing on the cake? Each box will include an advanced copy of Blumer’s new cookbook, Flavorbomb, and a series of recipe cards representing participating local restaurants: Karahi King, White Goose Bistro, Betulla Burning, Twisted Cork, Cimo’s and Nancy O’s.
Wine pairings for the event will also be available, featuring a selection of wines from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association that are showcased in the upcoming “Naramata” board game from local designer Chris Dias.
“Where there’s a meal, there’s a way,” said UNLTD Media partner Norm Coyne. “But more seriously, we have partnered with Bob [Blumer] and PG Hospice for some time now to help raise money for this exceptional facility and also highlight the world-class restaurants we have in Prince George. We are excited to pivot into something this appetizing while continuing to support the community.”
A huge supporter of the Prince George culinary scene, Blumer will also be celebrating a selection of local restaurants during the event–each one of which has been a past competitor in local ‘Chef vs. Chef’ challenges Blumer has hosted throughout his years visiting Prince George. In fact, Prince George and local chef and two-time past winner of Chef vs. Chef challenges, Jagdish Gill from PG restaurant Karahi King are mentioned directly in the new cookbook as part of the recipe, “Chai Chickpeas.”
Tickets are $100 through Theatre Northwest ticket centre https://tickets.theatrenorthwest.com/ and will go on sale this Friday, October 9.
All of the proceeds will go to the Prince George Hospice Society.