KitchenAid Cook for the Cure: In support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-driven organization in Canada dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. CBCF’s investments in innovative and relevant research and education have led to progress in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. Since 1986, CBCF has been at the forefront of a nationwide movement supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community. Learn more at www.cbcf.org.

P110032_4zSince 2002, KitchenAid Cook for the Cure has raised over 3.1 million dollars for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation through sales of the KitchenAid Pink Collection, Cook for the Cure home parties, and other fundraising activities. For every Raspberry Ice Architect Stand Mixer sold, KitchenAid donates $75 to CBCF with a minimum commitment of $75,000 in 2014.

If you want to contribute towards a great cause, and you’re passionate about all things culinary – we’re inviting you to share your passion for a purpose. Read on for all the ways that you can participate in the KitchenAid Cook for the Cure program this year:

 

 

➢ Include #KitchenAid4Cure on your food photos uploaded to social media
➢ Purchase a KitchenAid Pink Product, including the Raspberry Ice Stand Mixer
➢ Host your own Cook for the Cure home party

KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown

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So, you love watching reality cooking competitions and you make the best tomato sauce in your family… Do you think you have what it takes to compete among Canada’s best chefs?

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Fundraise your way to the second annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown where you can not only meet Canada’s top professional chefs but train alongside them and compete as part of their team. Following last year’s success, culinary enthusiasts and food lovers from across the country will have the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques all while fundraising for a great cause.

Taking place on Saturday November 29, 2014 at the Allstream Centre, chefs Lynn Crawford, Mark McEwan, Vikram Vij, Susur Lee, Corbin Tomaszeski and their teams consisting of the top 50 fundraisers will compete in hopes of winning this year’s Culinary Showdown.

Fundraise $2,500: Compete in the Culinary Showdown and attend the Celebrity Chefs’ School during the day.

To start of the day, participants will attend Celebrity Chefs’ School from 10:30am until 3:00pm where the celebrity chefs will teach their favourite techniques and share trade secrets on everything from knife skills to must-have ingredients to include. Everyone will get to use a wide range of KitchenAid appliances and learn tips and tricks on how to get the best results every time. Then it’s show time! Each team is challenged to create three unique, delicious dishes and show off the new skills they’ve learned earlier in the day.

The Top 50 Fundraisers not only receive the Culinary Showdown experience, they also receive a branded apron, chef’s hat and a special gift courtesy of KitchenAid.

Mark McEwan KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Also, if you raise over $5,000, you can bring one guest with you to the event and activities.

Fundraise $1,000: Attend the Culinary Showdown and Cocktail Reception

The showdown begins at 6pm where the audience will attend the cocktail reception where they can nab a photo-op with the celebrity chefs. A fantastic three-course gourmet meal will be served during the competition and guests will be able to win prizes as well as participate in the silent and live auctions.

Additionally if you fundraise:

Fundraise $500 – $999:
You will receive an autographed cookbook from a celebrity chef.

Fundraise $250 – $499:
You will receive a signed Culinary Showdown apron.

Please note there is a registration fee of $75 and the fundraising deadline is 4pm on November 28th, 2014.

To register and learn more, visit http://culinaryshowdown.ca/

#KitchenAid4Cure

Insta_Intro(for blog)This year KitchenAid is asking you to take a photo of your meal (home cooked or dinner out), upload it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #KitchenAid4Cure. For every photo with this hashtag, KitchenAid will donate $1 to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation up to $150,000. Make sure to tag your friends and family so they can participate as well!

Add us to Instagram: @KitchenAid_CA

The KitchenAid Pink Collection

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If you are interested in KitchenAid® products, we encourage you take a look at the special KitchenAid® Pink Collection. The pink products not only look beautiful on any countertop, they are a symbol of support nationwide. A portion of the proceeds from each pink product sold go to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. These products also make great gifts!

Available in this collection:

KitchenAid® Architect Series Stand Mixer
KitchenAid® 5-Speed Diamond Blender
KitchenAid® 2-Speed Hand Blender

Host a Cook for the Cure Home Party

 

d31c92833997afee916a858415b1a16bPut the fun in fundraising by hosting your own KitchenAid Cook for the Cure party. Instead of hosting a regular dinner party, host a party with a purpose! Get creative – host a Pink party, tea party, cocktail evening, pancake breakfast or choose your own unique theme. Even a small party can help make a big difference.

Ask each guest to make a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. On top of the funds donated by your guests, KitchenAid® Canada will donate an additional $50 in support of CBCF, up to a maximum of $25,000 in 2014.

Looking for some inspiration? Visit our Pinterest page for everything you’ll need to host the perfect party.

For more information and party planning tips please visit http://cookforthecure.ca/ and don’t forget to register your Cook for the Cure party today!

 

 

 

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