The Culinary Showdown

The 2023 Culinary Showdown – A Smashing Success!

The inaugural West Park Foundation Culinary Showdown was a sell-out success, raising more than $500,000 in support of West Park Healthcare Centre.

Thank you to everyone who helped make our inaugural Showdown such a successful event, including our Celebrity Chefs – Claudio Aprile, Massimo Capra, Lynn Crawford, Alvin Leung and Vikram Vij – and judges, culinary competitors, sponsors, donors and gala dinner attendees.

Kudos to Chef Lynn Crawford and her team for being named Culinary Showdown Champions, and congratulations to all the teams for an exciting, fast-paced competition that produced fantastic, innovative dishes and kept attendees on the edge of their seats.

Thank you to our patient ambassador Isabel Vitkin for sharing her inspirational story of recovery following a devastating car crash last winter. With the help of the West Park team and her own determination, Isabel is now back home with her family and planning her future.

Part of Isabel’s recovery took place in our Activities of Daily Living suite, and the Raise the Spatula appeal raised almost $120,000 for one of the learning kitchens in our new hospital. The kitchen will be named after the generous donors who raised their ‘spatula’ at the event.

Stay tuned for news of next year’s event!