Written By Colin Hynes Causes / Folks Oct 7, 2014 Mise En Place Auction to Support Chef Tina Fineza’s Battle Against Cancer SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestMise en Place (Vancouver) is holding an online auction to support chef Tina Fineza and her battle against cancer. There are four different packages to win each created from trips that Tina likes to take herself. Go here and bid on one of these great trips to support her!Photo courtesy of Mise En PlacePackage 1 – Experience Victoria“I love taking the ferry to Victoria because the experience is like a mini-ocean cruise. You arrive in a wonderful place that is both modern, and, from another time. Butchart Gardens are beautiful and I love exploring Victoria and discovering its new restaurants, “ — Chef Tina. • Hotel Grand Pacific – One night’s accommodation and a Spa treatment at SORA Spa. • Ulla Restaurant – $75 Gift Certificate for Dinner. • Butchart Gardens – Admission & Afternoon Tea is served in the Spring and Summer. It’s a traditional repast, made popular in England hundreds of years ago. We offer it as an afternoon indulgence or as a lunch. Afternoon Tea includes warm traditional delicacies, savory tea sandwiches and house-made sweets. • Vancouver Island vs The World by Donna Marie LynchPackage 2 – Peninsula Getaway“The Saanich Peninsula is such a beautiful place at this time of year with its cideries, wineries and farms to explore, not to mention the farming landscape and ocean vistas,” — Chef Tina.• Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa – One night’s accommodation. “The only thing we overlook is the ocean.” • Sea Cider Farm & Cider House – A cider tasting experience for two featuring a Long Flight andArtisan Lunch Plate. Long Flight includes samples of Wild English, Kings & Spies, Bramble Bubbly, Pippins, Rumrunner, Pommeau, Pomona plus a seasonal cider and cider cocktail. The Artisan Lunch Plate highlights local pairings of cheese, breads, charcuterie, spreads, and a sweet treat. • Butchart Gardens – Admission & Afternoon Tea is served in the Spring and Summer. It’s a traditional repast, made popular in England hundreds of years ago. We offer it as an afternoon indulgence or as a lunch. Afternoon Tea includes warm traditional delicacies, savory tea sandwiches and house-made sweets. • Vancouver Island vs The World by Donna Marie LynchPackage 3 – Two Days in Sensational Seattle“Seattle is always new and exciting to explore. Shanik is a restaurant I’ve wanted to go to since it opened and the Fairmont Olympic is the last hotel we had the pleasure of staying at with our dog last spring. They’re great with dogs, and right downtown in the heart of a vibrant city with great food, arts and culture just steps away,” — Chef Tina. • Fairmont Olympic Hotel – Two-night stay for two in the Executive Suite with daily breakfast , Some restrictions apply – expires October 2015, not valid for use in July or August. • Shanik – Dinner for 2 at this award-winning modern-Indian restaurant by Vij’s co-owner Meeru DhalwalaPackage 4 – Les Dames Do Dinner for YouA fabulous dinner for 8 people prepared in your home by chef and crew from Les Dames d’Escoffier(alcohol not included). Turn a special occasion in to gala dinner for your best friends. • Valid for 6 months from date of purchase • Event date to be mutually agreed upon • No weekends in DecemberFrom the press release(Vancouver, BC) – “With the immediate sell-out of the Mise En Place event, we wondered what else we could do to support Chef Tina during her battle with cancer. Tina is held in such high regard by her colleagues in the hospitality industry and everyone wants to help. That’s when we came up with the idea of an on-line auction,” says Bonita Magee, of Grounded in Vancouver, one of Mise En Place’s organizers.From noon on October 6 through noon on October 19 the public can log on to the auction website and bid, bid, bid on unique travel and food packages donated by Chef Tina’s friends and colleagues. The auction will start with three confirmed packages and it is anticipated that more will be added as they are confirmed. The public are encouraged to check the auction site and Mise En Place’s Facebook page daily to see what new prizes have been added.Background:Chef Tina Fineza was diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 bilateral breast cancer in June of 2014. Tina’s treatment consists of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation which will result in her taking a leave of absence from her company, Service Excellence, for a minimum of 1 year. Although this prognosis is severe, Tina’s passion and drive will see her through this challenging time. Her years spent working with fellow chefs she admired in kitchen brigades throughout Vancouver such as Lumière, Diva at the Met and Bin 942 have provided her with the building blocks she needs to face this battle. Your love, support and financial help will lessen the strain of the exhausting journey ahead. We leave you with one of Tina’s favourite quotes: “Not Everybody can be famous. But everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” – Martin Luther King SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Colin Hynes Colin is the Assistant Editor at EAT. You can contact him via firstname.lastname@example.org. Colin was born in Nova Scotia and spent his first five years there. His mother and father owned an inn and restaurant and Colin spent his time ... 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