TV Chef Michael Smith coming to General Brock’s October Soirée

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TV Chef Michael Smith coming to General Brock’s October Soirée

Published on July 19 2010


Canada’s most famous chef, TV celebrity Michael Smith, will be at Brock University this autumn to oversee the cooking when more than 200 guests gather for General Brock’s October Soirée.

This year the black-tie Soirée will take place Saturday Oct. 16 in The Market, the stylish and spacious new dining facility on Brock’s main campus in St. Catharines.

Smith will craft the menu for the affair and will be present to conduct food preparation and join in the festivities. Besides being an award-winning cookbook author and culinary journalist, Smith is known to millions of viewers as host of the Food Network’s Chef at Home, Chef at Large and Chef Abroad. He is also the winner of the James Beard Award for Cooking Show Excellence.

Smith’s participation in Soirée was facilitated by the fact he is also Official Ambassador of Sodexo Canada, which is Brock University’s official food provider.

A fund-raising gala held each autumn to commemorate the university’s namesake Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, the Soirée is a modern celebration interwoven with themes of 1812-13, when Brock commanded British troops in the War of 1812. The Soirée, now in its third year, has raised more than $150,000 to support the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and other strategic priorities at Brock.

Besides the culinary delights of Michael Smith, this year’s event will feature musical interludes from a piano bar as well as interactive performances by students from the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets are $200 each, and tables of eight are available.

To reserve tickets or for further information, contact 905-688-5550 x4456, or events@brocku.ca

Chef Michael Smith

Chef Michael Smith