Quiet family dinner supports parent centre

Zambri, Ottavio’s team up for 1Up fundraiser

Ottavio’s chef and general manager Derek Laframboise

Ottavio’s chef and general manager Derek Laframboise

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.