Press Release (ePRNews.com) - WHISTLER, British Columbia - Aug 21, 2016 - Earthsave Whistler invites Whistler chefs to get creative in the kitchen and compete in the Devilishly Decadent Vegan Dessert Challenge!
Kicking off on World Vegan Day, November 1st, chefs are challenged to create and showcase their best vegan dessert(s), to be sold in their restaurants from November 1st to 14th. Diners will then vote online for the winners in three categories – ‘Most Decadent’, ‘Most Creative’, ‘Best Overall’. Prizing for the chefs has been generously donated by Nesters Market and Vegan Supply.
“I wanted to organise an event that shows how delicious and fun vegan dining can be.” said Hayley Ingman, Co-Founder of Earthsave Whistler. “We have such talented and creative chefs in Whistler, but we seem to have a lack of vegan dessert options in restaurants, so this challenge gives chefs the opportunity to do something a little different and have fun with some new dessert options that they can present for the 2-week challenge.”
“When people hear the word, ‘vegan’ it often conjures up thoughts of deprivation and food that is unexciting,” said Ingman, “but that’s really not the case at all. There are so many incredible vegan dishes these days, particularly when it comes to desserts.”
“However, it’s not all that easy to find them in Whistler. Whistler has it’s stand out gems when it comes to vegan dining, and certainly during the daytime you can find plenty of vegan muffins and cheezecakes. But when it comes to evening dining, vegan desserts are few and far between. For diners looking for that sweet vegan treat after dinner, their best bet is to hit up IGA or Nester’s for a tub of creamy cashew salted caramel chocolate ice cream or an incredibly delicious New York Style Daiya vegan cheesecake. Why aren’t more restaurants offering vegan desserts on their menus? We’re not really sure, but we’re hoping we can inspire them with this challenge.”
How it works:
– Whistler Restaurants will offer one or more vegan dessert options as an addition to their regular menu for the period of November 1st to 14th.
– Participating restaurants will be listed at www.earthsavewhistler.com/vegandessertchallenge and promoted via social media.
– Whistler locals and visitors will eat out at the restaurants, enjoy the vegan desserts, and at the end of the challenge they will vote online for the winners out of each category (a poll will be posted on the website at the start of the challenge).
Contacts for Interviews:
Ed Tatton, chef at Alta Bistro – 604 967 2309 (tel:604%20967%202309)
Erin Stone, chef at Stonesedge – firstname.lastname@example.org
November is World Vegan Month and Earthsave Whistler will also be hosting a movie screening at Whistler Public Library, their regular monthly vegan potluck and a Veganism 101 workshop. Details will be posted on their Facebook page event section – www.facebook.com/EarthsaveWhistler/events
–When: November 1st – November 14th
–Where: Participating Whistler Restaurants
–More Details: www.earthsavewhistler.com/vegandessertchallenge
Earthsave Whistler is a volunteer-run chapter of non-profit Earthsave Canada, promoting the benefits of healthy, environmentally-friendly, compassionate foods.
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