Calgary-Drop-In-CentreIs there any better way to kick off the grilling season than with warm, buttery lobster, perfectly grilled steak, and an ice-cold glass of your favorite summer beverage? Only if that meal supports a worthwhile cause! Plan to attend the second annual Lobster BBQ on June 16, presented by Marriott International in support of the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society. Guests will be treated to a delicious lobster and steak dinner. Entertainment will include a thrilling duel between three incredible chefs, including as they square off to impress the panel of celebrity judges to crown the undisputed King of the Grill. Music will be provided by sultry country-folk stylings of Edmonton’s very own Lucette. And many awesome items will be available to bid on in their live and silent auctions.

Calgary’s Top Chef Canada alum Nicole Gomes to be one of three Celebrity Judges. This is an event your inner foodie will not want to miss.

About Nicole Gomes

Since being dubbed “a Tasmanian devil in the kitchen” on Top Chef Canada Season 3, chef, caterer, entrepreneur, and passionate media personality, Nicole Gomes has excelled in all facets of food and dining in the modern world.Her accomplishments as chef and owner of Nicole Gourmet Catering have been recognized with several awards including Western Living’s Top 40 Foodies under 40 in 2013, Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in 2014 and Calgary Herald’s Compelling Calgarians in 2015. In 2016, Gomes partnered with her sister to open Cluck N’ Cleaver, a Southern fried and French style rotisserie chicken take-out joint, priding itself on providing good food, fast. The highly successful, independent operation will soon be expanding across Western Canada. No matter what she is cooking from her large repertoire of culinary experience, this busy chef remains committed to innovative, personalized cuisine served with personality and flair.

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Watch Nicole’s Top Chef highlight reel

Music will be provided by sultry country-folk stylings of Edmonton’s very own Lucette. And many awesome items will be available to bid on in their live and silent auctions.

About the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society (CDIRCS)

CDIRCS is North America’s largest human services organization focused on responding to homelessness, poverty, and marginalized populations. The organization owns and operates eight buildings in the Calgary area including a shelter and community services centre which serves 1,200 people every night, two affordable housing projects, a woodshop for at-risk youth, and a Donations and Recycling warehouse. In 2015, the CDIRCS provided more than fifty different programs and services to over 20,000 Calgarians in need. www.calgarydropin.ca

King of the Grill Event Details:

Friday, June 16, 2017
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM MDT
Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South
135 Southland Dr SE
Calgary, AB

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