Award Winning Chef, Tim Wasylko, Serves Up the Best of Ukrainian Cuisine for Global Tastes International Food Night



Award Winning Chef, Tim Wasylko, Serves Up the Best of Ukrainian Cuisine for Global Tastes International Food Night


Award winning Chef, Tim Wasylko will present Ukrainian cuisine as part the Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum’s Global Tastes International Food Night on June 22, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Wasylko will be making varenyky (perogies), holubtsi (cabbage rolls) and borshch (beet soup).  Along with these dishes attendees will be served a fine helping of Ukrainian hospitality, including award winning Halenda’s kovbasa (smoked garlic sausage), premium vodka, and other Ukrainian beverages and delicacies.  In addition, to sampling some of the great food, guests will also get to take home the recipes, including Wasylko’s grandmother’s recipe for perogies.

The Capital Ukrainian Festival President (and acting Sous Chef), Jane Kolbe, explains that attendees will feel as though they have walked into a traditional Ukrainian homestead as the event will feature traditional decorations, embroidery and artifacts from Ukraine.  Kolbe is also bringing in Ottawa-based Ukrainian Canadian violinist Carissa Klopoushak, a member of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Ukrainian turbo-folk band Tyt i Tam to entertain guests as they arrive.

It is only open to 60 people, and the event has been sold out for several days.

WHO  Having been born and raised in a Ukrainian family, as a youngster Wasylko helped his mother and grandmother make varenyky (perogies), something he looks back on as sparking a passion for food that continues today. Honing his craft by working in various restaurants and kitchens early on, he’d go on to study in Algonquin College’s Culinary Program before heading westward as Chef de Partie at the Canadian Pacific Château Whistler Resort.  Wasylko later moved to Mont-Tremblant to become the Executive Chef at the Château Beauvallon, a small inn he also managed with his wife. He then headed south to Toluca, Mexico utilizing his skills as Chef Instructor at the Escuela Culinaria Internacional. He returned to Canada once again to teach and eventually become Chef to the Official Residence of the Prime Minister of Canada.

WHEN   The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is on 901 Prince of Wales Drive and the event lasts from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE Need more great food with some sides of music, dance and art? Wasylko will continue his Ukrainian cuisine presentations at the Capital Ukrainian Festival when it returns to 952 Green Valley Crescent from July 21-23, 2017.

More information about the Global Tastes International Food Night can be found at

More information on the Capital Ukrainian Festival can be found at:

For a complete listing of Capital Ukrainian Festival activities and show times, visit capitalukrainianfestival.comFree admission.  Free parking. Free WiFi