Category: Culinary News

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…

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…

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