Past Events

Galloping Gourmet Catering Company to cater this year’s annual dinner and silent auction

Photo from official Galloping Gourmet website

Vegetarians/vegans, please click here for special information regarding your tickets!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  We hope you all enjoyed the long weekend, however you chose to spend it!  And on that note, what better time of the year on which to discuss delicious food?  We are pleased to announce that Galloping Gourmet Catering Company will be catering this year’s annual dinner and silent auction!  Galloping Gourmet has been in business since 2006, but the people behind the name have decades of diverse experience in the food industry – from the UK where they were involved in events such as the Ryder Cup golf tournament and royal banquets, to running the Airport Restaurant in Qualicum Beach (later renamed “Final Approach”), which many of you may be familiar with as it has a long history of great food and great service.

If you’d like to know more about this company you can check out their website for more detail, but in the meantime, let’s get down to the fun stuff – the food!  Each table will be provided with rolls and butter, and the main meal will consist of a buffet style offering of:

  • Carved Baron of Beef with gravy, horseradish and mustard
  • Poached wild salmon with a citrus maple glaze
  • Thyme roasted baby potatoes
  • Medley of vegetables
  • Mixed baby greens with raspberry vinaigrette
  • Greek pasta salad

Dessert will be a selection of gourmet finger style desserts, including but not limited to ginger snaps, lemon squares, raspberry hazelnut pavlova, and chocolate fudge cake.

Looking for a vegetarian or vegan option?

Our caterer offers a mushroom nutloaf with sundried tomato sauce.  Sounds delicious, right? However, we need to know in advance if you want this option!  As such, please advise us at the time you are purchasing a ticket how many in your party are vegetarian or vegan so that we can ensure enough to go around!


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Where can you buy a ticket?  You can contact us or take the opportunity to visit the Bee’s Knees Community Cafe at 208 Wallace Street – more info on tickets can be found here.

Want to help our cause by donating to the event?  We’re still accepting donations and would love to feature your local and island businesses and experiences!  To donate, you can contact us, or get more detail here.

Keep checking back, as in the coming weeks we will be revealing more information about the evening, as well as featuring some of the silent auction items that will be available to bid on.  And to complete this Thanksgiving post, a huge thanks to each and every one of you who helps us make this event a success, whether you are supplying your services and time to the evening, donating silent auction items, or attending the event.  We couldn’t do this without you!