We are participating in ‘Food Fight – A Benefit for Owen Lightly’. This event is taking place on Sunday May.19.2013. It is being hosted at ‘The Vancouver Urban Winery‘.

The event is sold out. However – if you would like to support the cause, please give generously on the donation page here:



Food Fight : Come Together for a Friend
Food Fight is a fundraiser for fellow industry peer and friend, Owen Lightly, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. He and his partner in life and in business, Naomi Horii, are facing a tough time ahead as they fight the battle against cancer. Together they are a strong and determined team, but it will be a difficult journey to recovery, and they will need your help. On behalf of Owen and Naomi, family and friends have come together to throw a benefit for him. Your contribution will help them get the best support they need. Owen is about to start treatment, and we want to cheer him on. We want to show him that we support him, and that HE CAN DO IT – he can win this!

Food Fight will take place on May 19 at the Vancouver Urban Winery. We invite you to come and enjoy a casual get together featuring local chefs, bartenders, music, silent auction, and more. 100% of the ticket sales and proceeds of this fundraiser will go directly to Owen. If you are unable to attend, consider buying a ticket anyway, or adding a donation on top of your ticket. Every little bit helps.

Tickets include a welcome cocktail and canapes by many industry friends of Butter on the Endive.
The bar will be by donation, so please bring cash. Also, please bring a warm heart, smiles, and your dancing shoes.

Food Fight is now sold out! Due to capacity limits we will not be releasing any more tickets from the waitlist. There will be no tickets available at the door.

We are thrilled to announce the support of the BC Hospitality Foundation by way of a $5,000 matching donation! Thank you to the foundation for their generous support. Check out their website to learn more about their important work: https://bchospitalityfoundation.com/


Pastry Chef Celeste Mah (Chambar)
Chef David Gunnawan
Chef Adam Chandler (Beta 5)
Merri Schwartz (East Van Roasters)
Chef Ciaran Chung (Boneta)
Chef Ted Anderson (Campagnolo and Campagnolo ROMA)
Chef Jeff Van Geest (Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Winery)
Chef Lee Cooper (L’Abattoir)
Executive Sous Chef Tret Jordan (Tableau Bar Bistro)
Sous Chef Clark Palfenier (Fable)
Chef Wayne Harris (MARKET by Jean-Georges)
Erika & Ben (Earnest Icecream)
Jordan, Rags & Craig (Cartems Donuterie)
Chef James Walt (Araxi)
Pastry Chef Eleanor Chow (Cadeaux Bakery)
Chef Taryn Wa (Savoury Chef)
Tina Fineza
Roaming Dragon
Vij’s Railway Express

Vancouver Urban Winery
Lonsdale Event Rentals
R&B Brewing Co.
Main St. Pilsner
Sawmill Bay Shellfish
Corby – Beefeater Gin
Beam Global Inc.
Kale & Nori Bittered Sling Extracts
Sumac Ridge Estate Winery
Tinhorn Creek
Joie Farm
Montagu Cellars
The Wine Syndicate/Renacer Punto Final Malbec
Joy Road Catering
Mikuni Wild Harvest
Les Amis du Fromage
East Van Roasters
D-Original Sausage Co.
Terra Breads
Chef Alvin Pillay & Pastry Chef Brooke Lodge
Beaucoup Bakery
Thierry Chocolates