For Immediate Release
October 20, 2014
Ninth Annual Niagara Parks Apprentice Cooks and Chefs Showcase Dinner
Queenston, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC), host of one of the largest culinary apprentice programs in Ontario, is pleased to announce its ninth annual Apprentice Cooks and Chefs Showcase Dinner. Taking place on Thursday, November 6, this event will be held at Queenston Heights Restaurant in historic Queenston, Ontario, with proceeds benefiting the Niagara Parks Apprentice Cooks Scholarship Fund.
Set against the stunning backdrop of the lower Niagara River in the heart of wine country, this evening provides Niagara Parks Apprentice Cooks the opportunity to demonstrate their passion alongside Niagara Parks Culinary experts, as they prepare a six-course dinner featuring local produce and Niagara VQA wines.
NPC and Niagara College have built a strong partnership around the Cook Apprentice Program. An award presentation will occur during the evening as one of the students will be recognized as the scholarship recipient. The scholarship includes a cheque for $1,000 presented by NPC’s Executive Chef Paul Pennock, along with a professional culinary kit valued at $500, donated by the Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College.
Tickets are $100 each, which includes a wine and canapé reception, dinner and wine pairing, taxes and gratuities. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., in the Queenston Room, with dinner at 6:30 p.m., in the main dining room. To view the evening’s menu and purchase your tickets online, please visit: www.niagaraparks.com/dinner or call (905) 262-4274 for more information.
NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
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For menus and more information, visit www.niagaraparks.com or contact:
Senior Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations