Ottavio Bakery and Delicatessen owners Andrew Moyer and Monica Pozzolo pushed the tables together one evening last month for a special dinner that raised $1,800 for 1Up: Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre.
Twenty guests ponied up for the six-course meal on Aug. 20 crafted by chefs Derek Laframboise and Peter Zambri. Thirteen businesses donated supplies for the dinner which was served family-style, where guests dish up food from dishes on the table.
1Up executive director Liz Bloomfield said Ottavio’s has supported the Gorge Road non-profit for six years with bread donations, but this was the first dinner it hosted.
“When a community steps forward like that, it lets our (client) parents know that people care about them,” she said.