Richard Wolak (moderator) & the panel of speakers (photo by: Dan Poh)
On June 5th we presented the first Food Talks Vancouver event that featured 5 inspirational speakers from our food community.
Chef Karen McAthy of W2 Media Cafe (photo by: Dan Poh)
The evening began at W2 Media Cafe on 111 West Hastings where guests mingled over Chef Karen McAthy’s Indian Summer inspired appetizers as well as an assortment of espresso beverages; along with red and white wine from Misconduct Wine Co.
Our 5 Speakers:
1st speaker: Mike McDermid (photo by: Dan Poh)
2nd speaker: Stephanie Yuen (photo by: Dan Poh)
3rd speaker: Hunter Moyes (photo by: Dan Poh)
4th speaker: Trevor Bird (photo by: Dan Poh)
5th speaker: Roberta LaQuaglia (photo by: Ariane Colenbrander)
Mike McDermid — Ocean Wise Manager at the Vancouver Aquarium
Stephanie Yuen – Food Writer & Author of “East Meets West”
Hunter J. Moyes – Chef at the Waldorf Hotel & Founder of The Tiffin Project
Chef Trevor Bird – Top Chef Canada Competitor & Chef/Owner Fable Kitchen
Roberta LaQuaglia — Operations Manager for Vancouver Farmers Markets
Richard Wolak moderated the panel of speakers for the interactive Q & A.
Helen Stortini the Executive Director of Growing Chefs spoke about her fine organization and the charity we are supporting with our Food Talk series of events.
Treats by Soirette Macaron
Soirette Macaron provided the creative Smore and match stick Macaron treats for everyone to take home at the end of the evening.
Richard Wolak (L) introducing Chef Trevor Bird (r) (photo by: Ariane Colenbrander)
More Photos taken by Ariane Colenbrander http://www.flickr.com/photos/arianec/7344131018/in/set-72157630001427941/
Thank you to Dan Poh and Ariane Colenbrander for the photos, as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, Jonathan Yee and all of our volunteers.
Tweets of the night
405 new garden plots were created in Vancity in 2011. The city’s on track for 5,000 garden plots by 2020 cc
Thank you to all who came out to my first
#FoodTalksVan event last night, great speakers, informative, interactive, successful!
Big thx to
@vanfoodster for putting on a great event tonight! The speakers were all fantastic + I learned a lot. #FoodTalksVan
@vanfoodster Great job putting together the event and awesome line-up of speakers for the inaugural #FoodTalksVan! Look forward to #2!
Stephanie Yuen hopes shark fin is off menu in Vancouver restos in the next 5-10 yrs. Amen!
Stephanie Yuen: All you can eat sushi joints have the worst quality food. I got your back Stephanie!
spent the day with local & international raspberry farmers in Whatcom County. They are very hard working and passionate.
Oceanwise has been trying to get Tojo’s on board for years… just saying.
Oceanwise has an iphone app that shows places around you that sell sustainable seafood.
Roberta LaQuaglia: Average age of farmers is 54 – we need more people to enter the local industry
@VanMarkets: Farmers markets are mood enhancers! Come weekly (or bi-weekly) for a good dose of healthy endorphins. #FoodTalksVan
Next time you visit a farmers market, make sure you thank the farmers for actually coming out and bringing their delish food.
Roberta LaQuaglia: Ok to ask questions of the farmers & vendors but also say THANK YOU to them for being there
Roberta LaQuaglia of Vancouver Farmers Markets says Main & Terminal market open tomorrow 3-7pm in front of Pacific Stn
@VanMarkets: farmers markets are more than just food, they help to build community. Do you shop at your local farmers market? #FoodTalksVan
@83TBird: It’s not just about local but knowing the farmer that grows your fd & their beliefs & your connection with that food #FoodTalksVan
@RajiKaur i didn’t know you were going to be there otherwise I would have come. I’m instead enjoying the 1st #foodtalksVan
Trevor Bird from Fable kitchen & 2 in top chef Canada on creativity, vision & making it!
@vanfoodster #FoodTalksVan great work!
@hunterjmoyes starting an amazing project with local restos, charging for takeout containers, proceeds to urban agriculture #foodtalksvan
About to listen to Chef
@HunterJMoyes on stage, talking about kitchen safety, waste and local vs. import. He brought props. #FoodTalksVan
Did you know Richmond and Fraser Valley farmers are now growing jicama? A new local food – yah!
#FoodTalksVan would someone catcall at the mention of gai lan
“never doubt that a comitted group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.”
Oceanwise program involves 3100 restaurants in Canada on a voluntary basis… amazing!
3,100 restaurants and businesses have partnered with
#oceanwise in the eight years they’ve been established! #FoodTalksVan