WCS Virtual Date Night Fundraiser with Growing Chefs! Ontario

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Join Chef Ryan for an amazing (virtual) Italian cooking class; a fundraiser hosted by the WCS NFP Management Class supporting food education.

Bummed you can’t attend your favourite restaurant this Valentine’s Day? 

Western University’s Continuing Studies Class of Not-for-Profit Management is partnering with Growing Chefs! to give you an exciting Virtual Date Night Cooking Class. 

Partake in this safe and fun event and enjoy a date night from the comfort of your own home. Sign up for our Virtual Date Night Cooking Class on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00pm, and enjoy cooking alongside Chef Ryan Wishak of Growing Chefs! Ontario. Chef Ryan will walk you through a specially curated 3-course Italian meal for 2 (!) and allow you the chance to hone your cooking skills from a great local Chef! 

Tickets include a complete recipe kit from Growing Chefs! which will contain all the ingredients needed to prepare a complete meal for two, for only $120! That means for only $60 a person, you get dinner AND entertainment! 

Contactless pick up will be from Growing Chefs! headquarters, at 460 King Street, London, the day before the event: on Wednesday, February 24th, between 2-5pm.

Not from London? You are still able to join in the fun for only $25! (*separate ticket link, below)

Participants from outside of London are able to participate in the class virtually, but will be required to shop for their own ingredients. A complete recipe and ingredient list will be provided in advance for those attendees. 

There will also be a fundraising auction available during the event with lots of local goodies to choose from! Sponsors to be announced leading up to the event; sneak peeks at the auction items will also be communicated.

Deadline to purchase ticket is February 19th, 2021!

We look forward to cooking with you!

Sincerely, the Non-for-Profit Management Class

#datenight #wcsnotforprofitmanagement


WHO: Western Continuing Studies NFP Management Class

WHAT: Virtual Date Night Cooking Class

WHEN: Live portion to be 6-7pm with Chef Ryan Wishak of Growing Chefs! Ontario, on Thursday, February 25, 6pm.

MENU: ***for those requesting a vegetarian meal, Chef Ryan suggests substituting the chicken, for a Squash Steak*** (note: recipe instructions & recipe kits will address the chicken entree only)

  •  Antipasto Platter: Assorted meats, cheeses, marinated vegetables and crostini (Participants will be instructed on how to assemble the platter and a discussion on what makes good antipasto)
  •  Chicken Saltimbocca , Eggplant and olive caponata over seared polenta (Participants will make the caponata “sauce”, fry the polenta and assemble/cook the chicken)
  •  Cannoli: Candied orange, pistachio and dark chocolate (Participants will pipe the filling into the cannoli shells, and decorate with chopped pistachios and chocolate)

DIETARY: any restrictions due 10 days in advance of event

EVENT ORGANIZER / CONTACT: Diana Barry: dbarry22@uwo.ca  


Deadline to purchase tickets is February 19th, 2021!  CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Stay tuned for our FACEBOOK EVENT to stay up to date with our sponsors, auction and more!

To join the event from out of town / or if purchasing your own ingredients, CLICK HERE



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