Category: Culinary News

Winners of 22nd Annual Where to Dine Awards

I attended the Where Vancouver Magazine 22 Annual Where to Dine Awards on April 25, 2018, held at the D/6 Bar and Lounge  at the Douglas Hotel in Parq Vancouver. Prior to the awards ceremony there was a reception featuring…

First Taste of BCD Academy

Executive Chef Parinya Loptson who owns Ban Chok Dee restaurants has opened her first one of a kind cooking school, that is located in the heart of Langley City. BCD Academy and Catering is a brand-new, spare-no-expense cooking school and…

Brunch at Le Creuset

I recently attended a delcious brunch at Le Creuset’s Vancouver store and cafe in South Granville where they launched their newest colour for 2018. For brunch,  I enjoyed an Cappuccino with almond milk, followed by some delightful Thierry items that…

Whole Foods Market North Vancouver Opens

I had a chance to preview the new Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver today which opens to the public on Thursday April 26. This store is 7th for the company in British Columbia and is around 40,000 square feet….

VAN MAG AWARDS 2018

Attending the 29th Annual VanMag restaurant awards yesterday was entertaining, as usual there were surprises and let downs from the nominees and winners, cheering and some award winner no shows. As one my favourite foodie events of the year, it is always…

Solutions for the BC Hospitality Industry Job Shortage

Back in January, The BC Restaurant & Food Services Association (BCRFA) held a town hall addressing the problems restaurants faced in filling positions in their restaurants (chefs, cooks, back of house, front of house). The BCRFA is now recommending solutions…

Chefs in the Hood on April 7

Chefs in the Hood is a Pop Up Food Phenomenom bringing together the best of Vancouver’s culinary talent in a collaborative dinner event. Chefs from some of the top neighborHOODS will be present representing their hood. Featuring an All Star…

Dining Out for Life on March 22

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Dining Out For Life returns for its 24th 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…

Chinese Restaurant Awards’Vancouver Winners

The 10th annual Chinese Restaurant Awards’ coveted Diners’ Choice Awards have been chosen. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Restaurant Awards, which were founded in 2008 to recognize high quality Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine in Vancouver. Central…

YVR Prep Commissary is Now Open

I recently had the opportunity to tour this newly opened commissary which is located in Burnaby, noted to be the largest of it’s kind in Canada. There has been quite a shortage in commissary space in Vancouver for quite sometime,…

Former Steel Toad Brewing to become T&B Brewing Co.

Steel Toad Brewing was recently purchased by Daniel Frankel and his Tap & Barrel group, as Daniel said “Richard, I wanted to send you this first, so you heard it from me”. In the Spring 2018, Tap & Barrel will…

Hopwired Festival on February 24

A new festival that celebrates our local coffee scene as well as the craft brewing scene is happening next month. It is billed as the largest collaboration event in Canada where attendees can find 40 vendors, 15 unique craft beer…

Places to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

For many who either don’t celebrate the holidays or for those that do, here are some restaurants that will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Vancouver. WATER STREET CAFÉ Christmas Eve – On December 24 – Featuring our…

Nitro Liqueur Infused Treats at 77K Freeze

Celebrate the holidays and warm up with a Nitro treat using a variety of different liqueurs and ice cream or sorbetto. 77K Freeze opened earlier this past summer offering all sorts of flavours in a variety of different formats from…

Beanstock Coffee Festival in Vancouver on November 26

If you love coffee just like me, then you will want to check out this upcoming Beanstock Coffee Festival that showcases the best of the city’s third wave coffee scene in the first and largest celebration of local, independent micro-roasters…

Culinary Excursions at Whistler Cornucopia November 9-19

With just two weeks before Whistler welcomes its 21st annual Celebration of Food and Drink, Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial November 9-19, there are still opportunities to participate in some exceptional events. From Spain to Italy, USA to Mexico, and back “home”…

Private Chefs and their Services

There are a growing number of chefs going on their own to offer catering, pop-up dining experiences as well as services as a Private Chef to cook in private homes. Here are some of those chefs: Chef Brandon Pham Instagram…

Thai Cooking at the Thai Festival July 22-23

In advance of this weekend’s 4th Annual Thai Festival in Vancouver, this morning I took part in a Thai dessert making class at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where Chef Mr. Sakarin Hongrattanavorakit and Asst. Prof Nanolin Dangsungwal demonstrated…

Parq Vancouver casino resort announces 8 Restaurants

Announced today, this new hotel and resort with casino located adjacent to BC Place Stadium is set to open this fall and will boast 8 unique restaurants Parq Vancouver, British Columbia’s newest entertainment destination, will open this fall with a…

Best of the West and Mixology Night on the Pier

Get ready for the annual Best of the West a food and wine pairing competition returning for the 7th year in a row. Experience a delicious and thrilling evening, as top chefs compete for your vote in the gorgeous setting of Ambleside…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13-16: Your Eating Guide

The 40th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 13-16, 2017, starting off on Thursday evening this  year. To celebrate their 40th year of the festival, an extra day has been added to the beginning of…

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…

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