A Savoury Evening with Chef Massimo Capra
Thank you for helping us raise almost $90,000 for our cancer centre and medical imaging!
Friday, October 4 was a one-of-a-kind event!
This was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to savour a five-course, Mediterranean-inspired epicurean meal, all designed and presented by celebrity chef, Massimo Capra. Each course was paired with rare wines from around the world. Beyond the amazing meal, guests were also entertained with Layne the Auctionista as well as live band entertainment, an amazing night indeed! Proceeds helped support Grand River Regional Cancer Centre and the medical imaging program at Grand River Hospital.
Meet the Chef
Born in Italy, Chef Massimo Capra’s culinary training began in Salsomaggiore, Parma. He then started his culinary journey at the famous Trattoria dall’ Amelia in Mestre near Venice.
He spent several years at Hotel Royal in Courmayeur, Val d’Aosta, Hotel Savoy and Drei Tannen restaurant in San Martino di Castrozza, and under contract with Gallia Hotels in Milan and Various resort properties. Author of “One Pot Italian” and “3 Chefs: The Kitchen Men” which in 2011 received the gold award from Canadian Culinary Book Award, Chef Capra is the food editor for “Canadian Home Trends” magazine.
Chef Massimo Capra is no stranger to television being the host of his own show, Gourmet Escapes. He is also a regular guest expert on the long-running City TV Cityline, chef host on the hit series Restaurant Makeover on the Food Network, and current judge on the hit show Chopped Canada.
Meet Layne, The Auctionista
We are very excited to have Layne managing our auction! Layne, is not your average auctioneer! Layne ignites the power of philanthropy with her signature high-octane, live fundraising style. A bold and entertaining “Philanthro-tainer”, Layne’s performance combines philanthropy with entertainment, equalling full-on engagement as an International Live Auction Performer and MC at every event. Prepare to be not only be inspired, but entertained, Layne never disappoints a room!
Grand River Regional Cancer Centre
Grand River Hospital is Waterloo Wellington’s cancer hospital
Grand River Hospital incorporates a comprehensive cancer program consisting of inpatient oncology and the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. Services offered here include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, support and resources for patients and families and palliative care.
The cancer centre, which was built on the generosity of this community in 2003, is a full service treatment and research centre. It is also this region’s provider for radiation therapy. Proceeds from A Savoury Evening will help fund equipment and services in the cancer centre that our community depends on.
Did you know:
- Grand River Regional Cancer Centre is a leader in supportive services including: pain and symptom management, social work, nutritional counselling, spiritual care, physiotherapy and occupational therapy?
- there are 100,000 patient visits to the cancer centre each year?
- the cancer centre actively participates in more 100 clinical trials annually?
Your support makes a difference in a tangible way
Every day patients come to Grand River Hospital for medical scans and special tests. This includes: MRI, CT, x-ray, ultrasound, mammography, interventional radiology, and nuclear medicine. Physician and care teams across the hospital depend on the information they get these medical imaging machines to diagnose and deliver the most appropriate care for patients.
You can imagine how many pieces of equipment are needed to perform these scans and help our experts make decisions about care and treatment for patients. When equipment breaks down or becomes outdated the hospital relies on your support because these purchases are not funded by the government.
We’re so grateful for your support! Proceeds from A Savoury Evening also help fund needs in the medical imaging program.