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A virtual evening of festive cooking and giving

Are you going stir crazy?

Kick off the holiday season by joining the Okanagan College Foundation and Coldwell Banker Jane Hoffman Realty for a fun-filled virtual evening of wine tasting and cooking that will have you recipe ready for the holidays and support the future of our community’s health.

Coming to your home virtually from Quails' Gate Estate library, Quails' Gate Senior Sommelier Louise Dabisza will take you on a guided tasting featuring several Quails' Gate wines. Louise will also share the perfect pairings for the season.

Get ready to stir, sizzle and bake alongside OC’s chefs and their students as you cook a gourmet meal that will give you new takes on holiday classics.

The food ingredients and wine list will be sent to you in advance. Upgrade the evening with a Festive Bag, which will include all the dinner ingredients pre-packed for you plus Quails' Gate wine ready to pick up at Okanagan College's Kelowna campus.

Get a head start on your gift giving by bidding on exclusive silent auction items, from staycations to adventure packages. 

Season's Eatings is a fundraiser to support the Okanagan College Foundation's Our Students, Your Health campaign for a new Health Sciences Centre. All funds raised will support the education of frontline health care professionals for our community.

Have you got your tickets yet?

Meet your hosts

Toby Tannas

Toby has been a fixture on the Okanagan media scene for almost 25 years. First as a reporter, anchor and producer at Global Okanagan (CHBC) and now co-host of Beach Mornings with Ara & Toby. Fun fact, Toby has always dreamed of having her own cooking show!

Jim Hamilton

Okanagan College President Jim Hamilton will be cooking along with you for the evening! A wine lover, Jim will also be taking part in the tasting session at Quails' Gate.

Maxine DeHart

Kelowna City Councillor Maxine DeHart is our Ambassador for the Our Students, Your Health campaign. Max's sleigh will be dropping off several surprises during the cooking class!

Helen Jackman

Okanagan College Foundation Executive Director Helen Jackman is hoping she's in charge of the wine and chocolates.

The menu


Prosciutto wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese and fresh herbs


Turkey breast stuffed with cranberries and brie

Warm brussel sprout salad

Potatoes pave


Festive Bags will include Chef Danny Capadouca's famous OC chocolates!

The wine tasting

2019 Quails' Gate Riesling

2017 Quails' Gate Chardonnay

2018 Quails' Gate Pinot Noir

*Wines can be purchased in advance at Quails' Gate and select liquor stores. One complimentary bottle is also included in each Festive Food bag.

The Chefs

"The Cuisinier"

Chef Brian Alexander

"The Chocolatier"

Chef Danny Capadouca

Season's Eatings Silent Auction

Presented by Carrington Dental Centre

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