Chef Michael Smith returning to General Brock’s October Soirée

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Chef Michael Smith returning to General Brock’s October Soirée

Published on August 22 2011

Canada’s most famous chef, TV celebrity Michael Smith, will once again be at Brock University this autumn to oversee the meal preparation when more than 300 guests gather for the fourth annual General Brock’s October Soirée.

This year’s black-tie Soirée takes place Saturday, Oct. 15, at Brock’s Market Hall — a 1,080-square-metre dining lounge located at its main campus in St. Catharines, Ont.

Smith will craft the menu for the occasion and be on hand at the event to conduct food preparation and take part in the festivities. His return appearance at the October Soirée is sponsored by Sodexo Canada, the University’s food services provider.

In addition to being an award-winning cookbook author and culinary journalist, Smith is known to millions as host of the Food Network’s Chef at Home, Chef at Large and Chef Abroad. He is also the recipient of a James Beard Award for Cooking Show Excellence.

General Brock’s October Soirée is a fund-raising gala held each autumn to commemorate the University’s namesake Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, who commanded British troops in the War of 1812. The event is a modern celebration interwoven with themes from this historic period in Canadian history.

The Soirée, now in its fourth year, has raised more than $200,000 to date. Funds raised from this year’s event will support student scholarships and students and faculty of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Tickets for General Brock’s October Soirée are $200 each.

For info about the event, or to reserve tickets: 905-688-5550 x4456;

Chef Michael Smith