Vancouver Foodster 3rd Anniversary Party

Passionate Baristas making drinks

For the 3rd anniversary of Vancouver Foodster, Prado Café hosted an intimate party last night on Commercial Drive to celebrate!

The party featured 49th Parallel Coffee (reg & decaf) cold brew coffee along with all of their espresso based beverages. Eats & indulgences include their delicious raspberry bars, calzones, and ice cream sandwiches (a home-made gluten-free flourless peanut butter cookie that is filled with local Birchwood Dairy vanilla ice cream).

Raspberry Bars

Our host: Sammy Piccolo (owner of Prado) is the Rock Star of Canadian Baristas and quite possibly the entire world. He’s the only barista to finish in the top-3 at the World Barista Championships for three consecutive years after winning the Canadian Barista Championship for three consecutive years.

Cathy Browne – one of our contest winners

Gluten Free Cupcakes by Keri Rose

Guests were also treated to delicious gluten free mini oreo cupcakes by Keri Rose who is now on twitter @Keri_RoseT

Prado’s twitter is @PradoCafe1938 and Sammy Piccolo twitter is @SammyPiccolo

More photos from the party taken by Dianne Chow along with more photos taken by Kelly Marion.

Last year we celebrated our 2nd anniversary with an online party, previously we celebrated our 1st year anniversary party with a big bash at Canvas Lounge with 550 people in attendance!

Vancouver Foodster was founded by Richard Wolak who over the past 3 years has reviewed hundreds of restaurants, cafes and food trucks; and written hundreds of stories that includes interviews with bartenders, brewmasters, chefs , restaurateurs, wine makers; and attended a few hundred parties and events that includes restaurant openings and anniversaries, competitions, festivals, and tastings.

This past year I also launched my Food Talks series of speakers from the food community as well as my Tasting Plates roving tours of eateries in selected neighborhoods around the city.

Vancouver Foodster is @vanfoodster on twitter and on Facebook at

By: Richard Wolak

Photo Credit: Dianne Chow and Kelly Marion 

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