For the past couple of years I have been working with the Calgary Food Community, local charities and producers, and either organizing or creating events.
YYC Burger Week
In 2014 I joined founder Sabahat and the YYC Burger Week team. Together our large team helped increase their total amount of $7,000 raised for charity in 2013, to almost $25,000 raised for charity in 2014.
Originally co-founded this event in 2014 and took it over in 2014. With the help of over 40 restaurants, we raised close to $10,000 for Calgary Meals on Wheels.
In 2015 YYC Pizza Week The Sequel returned and I brought on a new partner, original team member Amber. We put together a stronger, bigger team and again raised close to $10,000 for Calgary Meals on Wheels.
2016 we have brought in a 3rd partner Merry, to help us lead the team and create more buzz in the community. We are looking forward to new ideas and a fantastic YYC Pizza Week returning to the Calgary Community in September 2016.
2017, Merry and I are planning year four of YYC Pizza Week along side a wonderful team of pizza eaters.
Since 2013 I had been throwing around the idea of putting on a Foodie Treasure Hunt following a highly successful one that took place the Fall of 2012 by Anneke of Culinary Calgary. She wasn’t able to continue on with the event so after a few discussions with her in 2014, I decided to organize my own race and started discussions with several food community people in Calgary. Culinaire Magazine said they’d like to work with me on the event and I agreed. So the Culinaire Food Treasure Hunt 2015 was born as I was inspired by many of the ideas from Anneke’s Calgary Treasure Hunt to create this one.
When I created this event I had envisioned several partnerships within the food community and that vision never faltered. In 2016 I formed new partnerships within the community and together we created the Culinary Race happening June 11, 2016. The race is a full day of fun solving clues and puzzles, performing tasks, trying bites, and having fun. Find more information on our website link above.
Started and founded by Vincci Tsui, I took it over in 2014 and partnered with the Calgary Farmers Market and Brown Bagging for Calgary’s kids.
Working with City Palate, Yelp Calgary, Calgary Farmers Market and the Italian Centre, we had 100 teams registered and over 50 participating food destinations involved in our biggest race yet. We included great bonus clues both leading up to and during the race and brought on the Calgary Food Bank as our Charity of choice. We sent out survey’s to participants and received great feedback. The Culinary Race returns June 3, 2017.