Purchase Your CHARpopLuck Experience
Calgary, AB: On January 26, as many as 100 chefs from throughout the city and afield meet 100 food lovers at the Calgary Farmers’ Market for an unforgettable feast to benefit the Calgary Food Bank.
In the spirit of sharing and community caring, the chefs from throughout Calgary and beyond showcase their talents and break bread together and with 100 lucky ticket holders in a potluck party atmosphere from 7-9 pm.
Calling it the ultimate chefs’ collaboration, CHARpopLuck is equal measures potluck and pop-up restaurant fuelled by the CHARCUT crew and comrades who are devoted to bringing Calgarians together to celebrate creativity in the kitchen for the benefit of food lovers and those in need.

John Jackson and his business partner and co-chef, Connie DeSousa, conceived the CHARpopLuck notion as a way to further the CHARCUT spirit and one-up the CHARPOP temporary restaurant experience they staged last year with Kenneth Kristoffersen President & Creative Director of  POP Kollaborative Inc., local baker Aviv Fried and visiting chef Grant Van Gameren.
The Calgary Farmers’ Market was chosen as the CHARpopLuck venue for its inherent draw for foodies and its rightful place in the hearts of the city's chefs.

CHARpopLuck is set to become an annual event. The inaugural celebration is made possible by participating chefs and restaurateurs along with culinary and community leaders including the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance, POP Kollaborative, Village Brewery, McLEOD LAW, Panorama Ranch, Calgary Farmers’ Market, Groupe Germain and Immedia PR.
CHARpopLuck facts:
Date of potluck: Saturday, January 26th, 2013
Time of potluck: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location of potluck: Calgary Farmers’ Market
Time of after-party: 10:00pm to 1:00am
Location of bus pickup: Main entrance Calgary Farmers’ Market
Last bus leaves after-party: 1:15am
Cost for potluck: $135

> Calgary’s Best Chefs, Participating to Date

° Roy Oh of Anju

° Uri Heilik and Rogelio Herrera of Alloy and Candela

° Kyle Groves of Catch 

° John Michael Macneil of Cucina and Teatro 

° Darren MacLean of Downtownfood 

° Kai Salimaki of Double Zero Pizza 

° Xavier Lacasse of Home 

° David Flegel of the Hyatt Hotel 

° Patricia Koyich of Il Sogno 

° Kevin Kent of Knifewear 

° Manuel Latruwe of Manuel Latruwe 

° Eric Larcom of the Marriott Hotel 

° Geoff Rogers and Dave Bohati of Market 

° Melanie Lafleur of National 

° Nicole Kammerer of Nicole Gourmet 

° Justin Labossiere of NOtaBLE
 
° Bernard Callebaut of Papa Chocolat 

° Paul Rogalski and Kenny Kaechele of Rouge 

° Chef Mario of Pimentos 

° Duncan Ly of Raw Bar

° Ray Bear of Rush Restaurant 

° Michael Allemeier, Desmond Johnson, Andrew Hewson, Andrew Springett and Hayato Okamitsu of SAIT 

° Aviv Fried and Michal Lavi of Sidewalk Citizen Bakery 

° Dustin Schafer of Sky 360 

° Dan Clapson of Start from Scratch 

° Shawn Greenwood of Taste 

° Robert Jewell of Una 

° Andrew Keen of Vintage Chophouse & Tavern 

° Eric Giesbrecht of Meta4Foods 

° Karine Moulin of Hotel Arts 

° Paul McGreevy of Craft Beer Market

> Plus, from Edmonton 

° Edgar Gutierrez and Chris Sills of Tres Carnales 

° Blair Lebsack (new restaurant opening soon) 

> And Visiting Alberta 

° Dale Mackay of Top Chef Canada Season One