Category: Culinary News

Food Glorious Food on CKNW

In early September 2016, I launched the Food Glorious Food podcast at CKNW.com which was then co-hosted by my friend Drex and myself, it was the first podcast of this kind that CKNW has hosted at CKNW.com. This new show…

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival October 4-7

One of Canada’s favourite food and drink events returns with star-studded culinary events at the 14th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival happening October 4 to 7, 2016. This year’s new EAT! Vancouver features unparalleled chef access, dinners and…

From Farms to Forks 7 on October 2

On Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, for the 7th year in a row, we’re bringing together some of the city’s most prominent chefs and mixologists along with the region’s best growers and producers for a fun night of local wine and…

A Chat with Malcolm Wood of Soon to Open Mott 32

I had the pleasure to sit down with Malcolm Wood, Managing and Culinary Director of Maximal Concepts, the owner of the soon to open Mott 32 restaurant. His firm owns and operates some of the most established brands in the world,…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 15-17: Your Eating Guide

The 39th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 15-17, starting off on Friday afternoon with musicians performing from all over the world through Sunday night. This is one of my favourite music festivals, I have…

Vancouver Greek Summerfest July 7-17

The 30th Annual Greek Summer Festival starts tomorrow July 7 and runs for 10 days through to July 17. This is an exciting annual celebration of food, entertainment, and family fun — from the famous “BBQ Lamb” and “Loukoumades” (a…

Thai Festival July 9 & 10

The 3rd annual Thai Festival will be held on the North Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery from 10:30 am – 8pm on both days. This exciting free festival will celebrate Thai Culture in our city with live performances, arts…

Italian Day on the Drive June 12

Feeling hungry? There’s no better place to satisfy your cravings for all foods – savoury, sweet and everything in between – at the 7th annual Italian Day on The Drive, which is set to take place on June 12th. This…

Culinary Shines at Harmony Arts Festival August 3 & 4

The highly popular BEST of the WEST is back along with a new culinary event at this year’s Harmony Arts Festival. Ambleside Pier will play host to two exciting culinary events this year at the Harmony Arts Festival, presented by…

Vancouver International Tequila Expo on May 28

The 5th Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) will take place on May 28, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Proceeds will benefit the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), the hospitality industry’s own charity. The event is Canada’s largest showcase of premium agave…

Celebrate 10 years of Spot Prawns in May

The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia  celebrates 10 years of the Spot Prawn Festival with new and exciting events that include an inaugural Spot Prawn Gala at the Vancouver Club on May 13. The black tie, six-course gala celebrates 10 years…

Dining Out for Life on March 10

On Thursday, March 10, 2016, Dining Out For Life returns for its 22nd year in support of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses in B.C. Since 1994, hundreds of participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock…

Chefs Lineup for Curry Cup on March 7

The Chefs’ Table Society of BC’s third annual Curry Cup returns to Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St., Vancouver from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Each ticket includes samples of curry from all the teams, wine from Evolve Cellars, beer from R&B…

Salt Spring in the City March 4-6

Salt Spring in the City is a Pop-Up Village Market, where the best producers and artisans from Salt Spring Island set-up a Showcase in Vancouver. This is a great way to discover the flavours of Salt Spring right here in…

BC Distilled Spirits Festival March 26

BC Distilled is back and bigger than ever. Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, featuring 26 BC artisan distilleries, is your chance to sample locally made gin, whisky, liqueurs, vodka and more. The main tasting event takes place on Saturday,…

Taste of Yaletown October 15-29

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is excited to announce the 11th annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a two week dining event showcasing unique dishes from 26 restaurants in the neighbourhood. This year’s popular dining event will showcase creativity and diversity…

Feast on the Fraser in New Westminster Sept 25 – Oct 4

New Westminster serves up the very first Feast on the Fraser from Sept. 25 to Oct. 4, 2015. Presented by Tourism New Westminster, in partnership with the City of New Westminster, this inaugural 10-day event pairs some of the city’s…

Edge Catering at the False Creek Yacht Club

I recently attended a Vancouver Board of Trade reception at the False Creek Yacht Club. The stunning location featured in house caterer the Edge Catering who’s team of chefs and servers presented a selection of passed canapes along with an…

Vancouver Intil Tequila Expo on May 30

The 4th Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) will take place on May 30, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Proceeds will benefit the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), the hospitality industry’s own charity. The Grand Tasting event features over 25 tequila and mezcal…

Food and Got Craft? May 2 – 3

Handmade is the best kind of food, and Got Craft? has foodies covered for all of their cravings. Gourmet handmade butters by The Local Churn, Graveley & Sons’s cocktail infusion kits, and Le Meadow’s Pantry‘s old-world luscious jams and bold marmalades are just some…

UBC Food Services: Touring, Learning and Tasting

Touring UBC Food Services at the University of British Columbia. With 54,000 people on campus daily during the school year, over 40 restaurants are ready to serve, offering many different types of cuisines, in popular branded restaurants as well as…

Sakura Night at Tojo’s on April 19

Let the celebrations begin this spring with an extraordinary dining experience hosted by Tojo’s Restaurant, featuring sensational Japanese cuisine created by Tojo’s Restaurant, Zen Japanese Restaurant, Hapa Izakaya, The RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Miku Restaurant as well as Zakkushi…

BC Distilled Spirits Festival April 18

Artisan distillers from twenty-three of the province’s leading small-batch distilleries, including eleven new to this year’s festival, will showcase their ingenuity through distinctive gins, vodkas, and other fine spirits and liqueurs. Aficionados and curious seekers alike will have the opportunity to sip and taste…

La Taqueria Commissary Kitchen Opening in North Vancouver

Yesterday, Marcelo Ramirez Romero (co-owner) guided me on a tour of their new expansive space for the commissary kitchen and new eatery of La Taqueria which will be opening on Monday February 23, 2015. The North Vancouver kitchen will feature a…

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