April 4th 2024
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Exquisite Evening 2024

The event will be presented by Metro and co-chaired by Martin Lizotte from the CDPQ and Julien Genevée from Deloitte. Chef Fabrizio Boca, member of the prestigious Club des Chefs des Chefs, has concocted a menu especially for you: don't miss this unique opportunity to discover the cuisine of the Italian president's chef!

Presentation of the event

On April 4th, we invite you to a very exclusive evening in Québec City, in the presence of our ambassador Marina Orsini and in partnership with the Club des Chefs des Chefs. This internationally renowned association brings together chefs from 29 countries around the world. For this second edition of the Exquisite Evening, presented by Metro, we are honored to welcome the Italian President's chef, Chef Fabrizio Boca.

The event will be co-chaired by Martin Lizotte from the CDPQ and Julien Genevée from Deloitte.

Once again this year, gastronomy, networking, and conviviality await you during this evening: your support will help Tel-jeunes' mission of making Quebec the best place for teens to live!

Club des Chefs des Chefs

For Chef Fabrizio Boca, the quest for perfect flavour in the kitchen happens daily! At the helm of the Quirinal Palace’s five kitchens, one of the Italian President’s residences, Fabrizio Boca is a passionate and versatile chef, always seeking culinary concepts that are precise, innovative, and respectful of the inherent values of his profession.

With nearly 40 years of experience, on both the local and international stages, Chef Fabrizio Boca now leads a large team in a unique and demanding work environment. Proud of his Italian roots, Chef Fabrizio Boca is dedicated to elevating the profile of the local gastronomy while respecting its globally recognized culinary tradition.
Since 1977, the Club des Chefs des Chefs has been bringing together the Chefs of around 30 heads of state. Every year, they explore the gastronomy of a different country together during charitable dinners. These culinary maestros are considered ambassadors of gastro-diplomacy. Their slogan: “If politics divides the men, a good table always reunites them” — a phrase by Gilles Bragard, founder and secretary-general of the Club — perfectly illustrates the role of the Chefs des Chefs in global diplomacy.

Having served the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, Pope Francis, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, and Pedro Sánchez, it's your turn to enjoy the exclusive recipes of the Club des Chefs des Chefs.

A Message from Our Co-chairs

What an honour to participate in the second edition of Exquisite Evening, an evening filled with generosity and solidarity.

By getting involved with Tel-jeunes, we wish to take concrete action to make services more accessible for teenagers. 

As parents, we are committed to ensuring that young people have access to resources who are there to listen to them and contribute to their full development. In fact, for over 30 years, Tel-jeunes has been providing essential support to young people who are going through tough times. 

By participating in this event, you are committing alongside the Tel-jeunes Foundation to offer a more promising future to the youth of Quebec.

Together, let’s make this evening a true success!
Martin and Julien

Members of the Honorary Committee

Catherine Desgagnés-Belzil
Executive Vice-President and Head of Business Performance and Information Technology, Beneva
Charles-Antoine Soulière
Québec City Office Lead Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
Charles Mercier
Senior Associate Director, Scotia Bank, corporate services
Diane Déry
Company Director
Hélène Baril
Chief Business Performance Officer, SCOR Canada
Henrick Simard
Partner, Fasken
Hugo Germain
Vice-president of Operations, Germain Hotels
Louis-David Gagné
Senior Private Banker and Team Lead, Scotia Gestion de patrimoine
Martin Coulombe
Vice-President, Construction Pomerleau
Mathieu Bergeron
Marketing Director, TELUS Québec.
VP of Marketing, Products, and Strategy at GoCo, TELUS
Mathieu Guénec
Vice-President of Technology and Projects, Wealth Management, and Individual Insurance, Desjardins
Michel Théroux
Portfolio Manager of Private Wealth Management, JFL Global
Simon Desgagnés
Senior Associate, Levio
Vincent Landry
Vice-president & Managing Director National Accounts – Quebec, Canada, National Bank

Design of the event : Vincent Lafortune, Un Monde Exquis


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