African dishes on the fundraising menu

The Daily Courier. Nov. 8, 2016.

Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa and the Okanagan Chefs Association are hosting an event to raise money in support of African grandmothers raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.

“Grandmothers for Africa is part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which partners with grassroots organizations that put children in school, create safe shelters and help create opportunities for the grandmothers to earn money,” said Cheryl Fraser, chairwoman of the Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa group.

This month’s event is one of the group’s biggest fundraisers for the year. The group’s goal is to raise at least $30,000, said Fraser.

The fundraiser will be Nov. 19 at Okanagan College in Kelowna.

Junior chefs from the Okanagan Chefs Association will serve eight African dishes, including Moroccan braised beef, spiced pork and chicken tajine. There will also be a vegetarian option.

The chefs will be competing for the people’s choice award, and the winning team will be awarded a $400 bursary.

Tickets cost $75 and are available on Event Brite or by calling 250-764-9247.

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