Y Embassy Chef Showcase

The YMCA of the National Capital Region is thrilled to announce a culinary event that could only be held in Canada’s Capital: The Y Embassy Chef Showcase!

Join us on October 24, 2023 (United Nations Day), for the inaugural Y Embassy Chef Showcase. Enjoy authentic dishes and beverages created by talented chefs from around the world in the spirit of friendly competition, cultural diversity and inclusion. You’ll have the chance to cast your vote for the different awards each embassy will competing for including People’s Choice, Best Beverage, Best-Dressed Booth, and more.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience an evening of cultural cuisine and exciting international performances, all while giving back to your community!


Y Embassy Chef Showcase

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | 6-9PM
John G. Diefenbaker Building
111 Sussex Dr, Ottawa

Celebrate United Nations Day with us!

Join us for a specially curated evening of culinary diplomacy, all in support of the YMCA’s vital programs and services.

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Participating Embassies

List of participating Embassies and Chefs to be confirmed soon!

Honourary Chair, Margaret Dickenson

Margaret Dickenson is a world-renowned cookbook author, columnist and television host. Margaret earned a degree in foods and nutrition from the University of Guelph, and has traveled around the world with her late husband, Larry Dickenson, who served as a former member of Canada's diplomatic corps.

Her cookbooks including From the Ambassador's Table and Margaret's Table - Easy Cooking & Inspiring Entertaining have been recognized with many international awards. For five years she hosted an award-winning cooking and entertaining show on Rogers television called Margaret's Sense of Occasion.

In 2011, Margaret was named as Alumna of Honour by the University of Guelph Alumni Association.

About the Cause

Since 1867, the YMCA of the National Capital Region has been at the centre of the community, helping people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities live engaging, more rewarding lives. A charity dedicated to the health of individuals, families and communities, the Y is proud to offer a wide variety of programs, including services for Newcomers to Canada, language assessment, emergency housing, summer camp, Second Stage Housing for at-risk youth, TRY women's housing, employment services, and so much more.

100% of the proceeds raised by the Y Embassy Chef Showcase will be put to work helping those who need it most within the National Capital Region. Your support helps our Y continue to provide vital programs and services to the families and children in our community that rely on them.


Thank you to our sponsors!

We are grateful to the generous sponsors of Y Embassy Chef Showcase.

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