This is the second event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.
See our previous Food Talks Volume 1 event.
Our Speakers Line-up:
Chef Wendy Boys
Wendy Boys is an award-winning, chocolate-loving pastry artist. Following her life-long love for chocolates and the pastry arts, she has apprenticed under world-renowned chocolatiers and designed dessert programs for some of Canada’s top restaurants. Today, Wendy is a well-respected dessert consultant and proud owner of Cocolico, a Vancouver-based company specializing in small-batch, hand-crafted chocolates and dessert sauces.
On twitter @Wendychocolate
John Skinner is the Proprietor, Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd. After being a stockbroker for 25 years during which time he became an avid wine enthusiast. In 2004, recognizing that the quality of wines in this region was improving dramatically and driven by both his passion for wine and his desire to create a legacy business for his family, he purchased the land in south Penticton known locally as “The Blackhawk.” Painted Rock Estate Winery is currently producing ultra-premium wines that reflect the perfect marriage of new world fruit and old world processes for sale in Canada as well as export to China and the UK.
On twitter @PaintedRockWine
Adam Chandler is co-owner and pastry chef at BETA5. With 10 years of experience in both savory and sweet kitchens, Adam discovered an affinity for manipulating flour, sugar, butter, cream and chocolate. Through these experiences, an appreciation for ingredients and the practical science of cooking have influenced his work. In early 2011, together with partner Jessica Rosinski, Adam opened BETA5 as a place to explore the limits and potential of chocolate and pastry.
On twitter @Beta5chocolates
Debra Amrein-Boyes and her husband, founded The Farm House Natural Cheeses Ltd in 2003 in the Fraser Valley, producing authentic artisan cheeses from the milk of the farm’s cows and goats. The focus of the cheesemaking is on traditional methods, producing a diverse selection of handmade cheeses from the freshest and highest quality milk.
After attending university Debra spent several years working and traveling until settling in the Swiss Alps, where she was first introduced to cheesemaking. Debra returned to Canada in 1991, and in 2009 Debra was honoured to have been selected for membership in the prestigious French Guilde de Fromagers Confrerie de St. Uguzon, in recognition of her effort to guard and preserve the traditions of cheesemaking around the world. Debra believes that the traditions and values represented by the small family farm are worth preserving, and that good locally produced food helps build healthy lives and communities.
Jason Pleym, President & Co-Founder, Two Rivers Meats founded in January 2008 by Jason and Margot Pleym. Inspired by Margot’s father’s farm, Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef, the couple set out to find other producers of cattle, poultry, sheep, game, and pork that demonstrated the same dedication to ethical and sustainable animal husbandry. Today, Two Rivers Meats represents over 20 small-scale farms, ranches, and producers, supplying dozens of discerning restaurants, hotels and retailers across British Columbia. Some of their products include custom-cut beef, chicken, pork, duck, venison, elk, and game birds, as well as housemade sausages and charcuterie. All Two Rivers products are antibiotic, hormone, and chemical-feed free.
On twitter @TwoRiversMeats
The Evening: Enjoy tasty appetizers from EBO Restaurant followed a wonderful line-up of speakers who will talk about themselves and their passion related to the food community. There will be a Q & A where you will have a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers. Each guest will receive a taste of Painted Rock wine, there will also be a draw for prizes and to finish off the evening you will take home a sweet Treat from Beta 5 Chocolates.
A cash bar will be available if you wish to purchase beer, cocktails and other beverages.
Growing Chefs is our designated charity, support their wonderful organization that educates children on the food community in the public schools.
Location: Delta Burnaby Hotel, 4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra); $100 when purchasing a 4-Person Pak of tickets (get a group of your friends together and save $20) (eventbrite fee extra) before July 5th. * $40 per person after July 5th.– ticket price includes appetizers and a glass of wine, along with a sweet treat in addition to hearing from some great speakers, a Q & A follows. A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Growing Chefs.
Note: Limited tickets available. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket. ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc
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