The ‘Flavour of Chocolate Small Plates & Chef Competition’ is an evening of exquisite food, silent auction and entertainment in support of Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore (SIVW). Funds raised go towards improving the lives of girls, women, and their children locally and globally.

Last year, seven talented chefs served up a diverse array of savoury, small plates each featuring chocolate in this annual culinary competition held at the Songhees Wellness Centre. Specially paired spirits accompanied the chefs’ creations and the lucky attendees voted for their favourite dish and libation. The grand finale—an incredible chocolate dessert.

We catch up with last year’s ‘Flavour of Chocolate’ competition winner, Toivo Heyduck, who won the first annual competition in 2015 as well!

We met up with Joan Jackson to find out what Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore is all about.

This club brings together an amazing group of women with a lot of ideas, energy, and passion who work together to transform the lives of women and girls through various programs and initiatives.

They also host one of the most amazing Gala events which raise money for their very important community initiatives