Fall Fundraising Gala

October 26, 2022

Gander International Lounge – Gander International Airport

Please join the Central Northeast Health Foundation for our 1st Annual Fall Fundraising Gala at the Gander International Airport Lounge on Wednesday, October 26th featuring Celebrity Chef Todd Perrin of Mallard Cottage.

The event will kick off at 6 PM with a cocktail hour including a complementary brew and some beautifully crafted hors d’oeuvres. At this time guests can bid on a variety of silent auction items.

At 7 PM guests will enjoy an exciting three-course menu prepared by Chef Todd sourced from local food producers right here in our province! Silent auction will close after dessert is served.

Live entertainment will be taking place during the meal, followed by our live auction. The evening will end with the option of enjoying a safe ride home complements of Central Health.


To become a sponsor, reserve your table of 8, or to reserve seats you can call 256-5742 and pay with credit card over the phone. You can also stop by the CNEHF office across from the cafeteria and chapel in JPMRHC and pay cash, credit or debit. We also accept cheques made payable to the Central Northeast Health Foundation – they can be mailed to the Central Northeast Health Foundation P.O. Box 222, Gander NL, A1V 1W6. You can email foundation@centralhealth.nl.ca for more information.

Tickets are $75 each and proceeds will support healthcare needs in the central-northeastern region of our province.

We have a total of 200 tickets available for this event, with 135 tickets already spoken for, so this event is sure to sell out fast. Don’t be disappointed!

Celebrity Chef: Todd Perrin, Head Chef/Owner of Mallard Cottage, St. John’s, NL


Todd Perrin is best known as the larger-than-life Newfoundlander who, in 2011, made it to the top 8 when he competed on the first season of Top Chef Canada, the Food Network Canada’s popular reality-TV series.

Six years later, he returned to compete in Top Chef Canada All Stars. And in February 2020, Chef Todd debuted as a judge on Wall of Chefs, Food Network Canada’s newest series.

Chef Todd, who has graduated from The Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College in Prince Edward Island, serves as executive chef and co-owner of Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi Village in the heart of St. John’s.

In November 2013, he opened the restored 18th-century cottage that once housed farmers and fishermen, serving up daily menus—that feature local ingredients—made from both traditional and non-traditional cooking methods.

Mallard College has since earned recognitions nation wide, including being ranked fifth by Enroute Magazine on its list of Top 10 Best New Restaurants in Canada in 2014, as well as 22nd out of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2017.

Chef Todd and his partners further enhance the tourist experience by running The Inn by Mallard Cottage, which is a modern, yet traditional eight-room accommodation.