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Iron-chef-style fundraiser celebrates fifth year in Victoria

Hungry Hearts has raised more than $640,000 in support of Our Place Society

UPDATE: Sold-out 2018 event raises over $145,000 to support working poor, impoverished elderly, mentally and physically challenged, addicted and homeless people in need across the Greater Victoria area.

Celebrating its milestone fifth year with five of Victoria’s top chefs, Hungry Hearts has been described as the best “Foodie Fundraiser” in Victoria.

Since its inception, Hungry Hearts has raised more than $640,000 in support of Our Place Society with all of the money going directly to serve the most vulnerable members of our community.

Chef Castro Boateng of House of Boateng catering took home the Hungry Hearts Top Chef trophy for the third time by creating a gourmet twist on African Fish and Chips.


Other competing top chefs were: Tyler Paquette of Fish Hook, Austin Lu of Inn at Laurel Point, Nicholas Waters of Toque Catering, and Kevin Macneil of Whole Foods. Plus two Our Place chefs, Cassie and Erica, created a special vegetarian dish, and Cakes Etc supplied dessert.

“Once people learn of all the wonderful ways Our Place helps the impoverished in our community, they really step up to help,” said Lori Angelini, director of development. “That couldn’t have been made more clear when the philanthropic and business community truly came together in a fun and unique way to help make our signature fundraiser a great success.”

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