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The Ottawa Humane Society Garden Party, in honour of the late Chef Kurt Waldele, returns June 26 to mark the 16th anniversary of the event. Tickets are $125 per person (tax receipt of $75 included) and are now available, purchase your tickets today!

Chef Waldele was a long time supporter of the OHS. From a combination of his two passions, cooking and animals, came the Garden Party — an event which began at Chef Waldele’s personal residence and has now grown into one of the most anticipated fundraisers of the summer. It is with great pride that we continue to honour the legacy of this Ottawa legend by hosting the Garden Party on an annual basis as a fundraiser for Chef Waldele’s favorite cause, the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society.

The Garden Party brings together Ottawa’s top food and beverage venues to raise money for the animals in the care of the Ottawa Humane Society. This event is a delight for the senses and the heart, as the event features Ottawa’s top chefs and mixologists each preparing a tasting dish or cocktail for guests to enjoy, as well as an open bar serving fine wines and craft beer. There will also be an opportunity for guests to bid on a wonderful and eclectic assortment of live and silent auction items, and a chance to mingle with OHS animal volunteers.

For more information on the Garden Party contact

Thank you to our 2015 Participating Venues and Chefs

Ace Mercado – Chef Trisha Donaldson
Algonquin College School of Hospitality & Tourism – Chef Patrick Kostiw & Chef Cory Haskins
Beechwood Gastropub – Chef Colin Lockett
Beyond the Pale Brewery
Brookstreet Hotel – Chef Clifford Lyness
Happy Goat Coffee Inc. –  Master Roaster Henry Assad
Ishina Indian Cuisine – Chef Manpreet Chhatwhal & Gina Chhatwal
Kichesippi Beer Co.
Kinki Lounge Kitchen/Mambo – Chef Amin Takao
KS on the Keys – Chef Robert Swaita
Maxwell’s Bistro – Chef Tim O’Conner
Must Kitchen & Wine Bar – Chef Josh Gillard
National Arts Centre – Chef John Morris
National Capital Vegetarian Association
Pasticceria Geliteria Italiana – Chef Joe Colabra
Simply Raw Express – Chef Natasha Kyssa
The Unrefined Olive – Elizabeth Kilvert