Food4Thought 5.0: More Featured Chefs

Childhood Favorites, Transformed.

Food4Thought 5.0 is coming up later this week and we can’t wait to taste what our amazing team of chefs have come up with! We’ve asked them to riff of their childhood favorites in honour of the kids we serve every weekend.

Last week we introduced you to Kate Horesman and Josh Gale. Today, we’re featuring the other three stellar chefs in the line up: David Robertson, Juno Kim and Kris Barnholden.

Meet the Chefs

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David Robertson

You know what they say about a dirty apron… it’s the sign of a passionate chef! David Robertson from The Dirty Apron will be joining us at Food4Thought 5.0 on September 20th. David’s main course is a high-end version of a chicken pot pie – a favourite meal of his growing up. His goal is to have guests revisit their childhood in a culinary way, swapping out boxed lunches for more elegant plated versions that taste like ‘home’. David’s ongoing volunteer work with inner-city students in Vancouver, and seeing firsthand the need for programs like Backpack Buddies was a catalyst for lending his support this year.

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Juno Kim

Remember that one thing you hated to eat as a kid? Well, Chef Juno Kim is all grown up now (!) and has transformed his childhood nemesis into a delicious main course for Food4Thought 5.0. Juno believes the work that Backpack Buddies does is invaluable to the communities they serve, not only feeding kids, but affecting the present and future of many families.

Kris Barnholden

Chef Kris Barnholden has lent his creative vision and talents to restaurants in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and London. After preparing a dish for Backpack Buddies’ Food 4 Thought 5.0 event, he can add school gymnasium to that list! Kris is honored to be helping raise funds by preparing a meal in one of Backpack Buddies’ recipient schools, where students receive backpacks of food every Friday to ensure they have enough to eat over the weekend.


Food4Thought 5.0 is happening on Thursday, September 20th at Admiral Seymour Elementary School. Your ticket includes a welcome cocktail, a five-course dinner, beer and wine and live music from Emily Chambers.