City Palate’s Sixth Annual Pig & Pinot Festival


One of the most anticipated events of the year is back, City Palate’s Sixth Annual Pig & Pinot Festival!

11 talented chef teams compete for the coveted “Divine Swine” trophy, sponsored by Alberta Pork, as they create delicious and original pork dishes with free-range pork from Spragg’s Meat Shop. And nothing pairs better with the perfect porcine than the perfect pinot! 5 boutique wine stores will pour an amazing selection of pinot wines from around the world. And you get to taste it all!

Plus… a great silent auction; a fine wine raffle valued at over $2000; a gourmet coffee cart by Cappuccino King; and live music by Simply Sinatra, featuring Rob Young.

Tickets available now:

Food prepared by:
  • Roy Oh: Anju
  • Daryl Kerr: Great Events Catering
  • Andrea Harling: MADE Foods
  • Ryan Gilmour: Notable
  • Scott Ruegg: Ox and Angela
  • Oscar Lopez: Pampa
  • Lucas Cooke: Swine and Sow
  • Kevin Turner: Symons Valley Road House
  • Gary Hennessey: Tango Bistro
  • Melissa Gorsedin: The Cookbook Co. Cooks
  • Quinn Staples: Yellow Door Bistro
Pinot poured by:
  • Richmond Hill Wines
  • Bin 905
  • Kensington Wine Market
  • The Cellar
  • Metrovino

Meet the Team – City Palate’s Janet

BLTrun with lettersJanet brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing and events planning to the team. She is a mom like the rest of the team and a Brand Manager with City Palate.

Janet is a food advocate, adult educator and business and communications strategist. Her love of food comes from her Saskatchewan roots and time spent in England and Japan, where food and farming were part of her work. Her love for agriculture was sparked while studying ethno botany at Purdue University, quite a departure from her University of Victoria business degree.

Over the span of her agri-food career, she has pioneered a number of agri-food initiatives from the launch of the Canadian Culinary Tourism Committee to the development of the Canadian Language Benchmarks, a guide to help new Canadians, who often find one of their first jobs in the manufacturing sector, safely work on the job. She is the chair of the Calgary Food Committee, currently assessing the food system in Calgary with a view to developing new municipal policies and bylaws to encourage greater supply and access to local food.


Join us, grab a coffee, some friends and Ready Set Go!

City Palate Culinary Race

Team up with your cleverest of food friends…

Meet at the Calgary Farmers’ Market and GO – the race is on! 30 + Calgary restaurants and food destinations are participating and racers will be challenged and tested by the clues! The race ends at Italian Centre Shop where great prizes and great bragging rights will be dished out!

Join us for a race of the year!

Race fee: $40.00 Individuals; $65.00 Teams
Saturday, June 11, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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