Chef Jamie Kennedy to host Origin: A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens

On Thursday, September 8, Oakville Galleries and PCM Project and Construction

Management Inc. will present Origin: A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens featuring acclaimed Chef Jamie Kennedy. The event will raise essential funds for Oakville Galleries' educational and artistic programming.

Oakville Galleries' signature fundraising event, A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens is a landmark culinary experience, bringing together the area's most respected leaders, patrons and arts enthusiasts for a lavish five-course meal under late summer skies. Held in southeast Oakville's beautiful Gairloch Gardens, a twelve-acre garden along the shore of Lake Ontario, this year's dinner will be prepared and hosted by

renowned Chef Jamie Kennedy and paired with organic, biodynamic wines from Niagara's Southbrook Vineyards. For the fourth year running, this feast of local, seasonal cuisine will be served among the 15,000 blooms of Gairloch Gardens.

Proceeds from the event support Oakville Galleries' award-winning artistic and educational programming in our community. Through exhibitions, collections, public programs, and a broad range of in-school and on-site arts education activities, Oakville Galleries' programs foster creative engagement and community development in equal measure.

“The arts are about celebrating the diversity and universality of human expression. They unite people across the globe, no matter who they are or where they are from, because they transcend cultural differences and capture something of what it means to be uniquely human,” says Carlos Jardino, President of PCM Project and Construction Management Inc. “ Inc. is very proud to support

Oakville Galleries and the arts in our community.”

“A Dinner in Gairloch Gardens is a truly unique and magical evening under the stars to celebrate and support art in our community,” added Tina Gardin, Sutton Quantum Realty Inc. Broker/President. Sutton Quantum Realty Inc. is a Supporting Partner for the event.

The evening will begin in the main gallery with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before moving outside to Gairloch's rose garden for the dinner with Chef Jamie Kennedy. After the main course, there will be a live auction featuring VIP travel packages and exclusive private dining experiences.

Tickets are $350 per person, a limited number are available; to reserve yours, please visit


Jamie Kennedy has been instrumental in shaping the culinary landscape in Canada. His innovative approach to gastronomy, commitment to sustainable agriculture and advocacy of local food have been unwavering.

Kennedy has helped pioneer “˜farm to table' practices nationwide and has continued to foster important ties between farmers and chefs across Ontario. His seasonal methods of cooking and involvement with the local food movement continue to inspire progress in agricultural and gastronomical communities across Canada.

In 2010, Kennedy was honoured for his contributions with two major appointments; with Chef Michael Stadtlí¤nder, he was awarded for his leadership at the inaugural Governor General's Award in Celebration of the Nation's Table, and soon after he was appointed to the rank of Member of the Order of Canada.

To learn more about chef Jamie Kennedy, please visit


Oakville Galleries is a not-for-profit contemporary art museum, reaching communities in Oakville and wider audiences regionally, nationally and internationally. As a forum for engaging people with the questions that shape us as individuals, communities and cultures, Oakville Galleries draws on contemporary art to facilitate reflection and discovery in unexpected and stimulating ways.