Setting up for the Feast

Today is the big day — The Feast of Bergen 2013!

Yesterday the Bergen Hall was a-buzz with activity. Preparations began early in the morning and lasted well into the evening.

Our decorator, Kim Free, and her team of volunteers unpacked decorations, strung cords, hooked up lights, set up tables, hauled chairs and plants and ladders, set up tents and the list goes on. The effort paid off — the hall looks lovely.

Meanwhile in the kitchen, Chef Andrew Hewson and his assistants Darl Hobsbawn and Rhekia Fahssi, Pastry Chef at the Boxwood Cafe in Central Memorial Park, began preparing the meal. Food began arriving early — earthy potatoes, ripe red tomatoes, crisp apples, bags of garden lettuce and yellow beans and … well, let’s just say a lot of great food showed up!

Here’s a peak at some of yesterday’s happenings!


Sold Out!

It happened again. Just like last year all the tickets for this year’s Feast have been sold.

If you’re interested in attending but didn’t get tickets, we do have a waiting list in case of cancellations. Contact us using the form below if you’d like to be added to the list.

Look Who’s in the Kitchen Too

Feast of Bergen 2013 is getting closer! August 31 is not far off and plans are in full swing.

We have a wonderful chef again this year, Andrew Hewson. He’s going to be ably assisted in the kitchen by Darl Hobsbawn.

Darl Hobsbawn comes by his passion for food honestly — with both a mother and a brother in the industry, he grew up very food-conscious.

Darl Hobsbawn

After finishing his Red Seal in 2011, he started the Calgary faction of SFYN, the Slow Food Youth Network, with whom he cooked at the Food Film Festival in Amsterdam, and which holds regular events in and around Calgary. He works full-time at NOtaBLE the Restaurant.

Slow Food Youth Network