Cooking Stage at BC Home & Garden Show Feb 20-24

The 42nd annual BC Home + Garden Show, is taking place on February 20-24 at BC Place. I am truly excited to be one of the Emcee’s for the Home Cooking stage at this year show. There are several of our top local chefs participating leading cooking demonstrations including chefs Ned Bell, Chuck Currie and Victor Bongo, plus grill masters Brian Misko, Angie Quaale and Ron “Rockin’ Ronnie” Shewchuk.

Familiar fare is off the table at the Home Cooking Stage, where popular chefs like Ned Bell, Chuck Currie and Victor Bongo, plus grill masters Ron “Rockin’ Ronnie” Shewchuk, Brian Misko and Angie Quaale, will dish out their personal recipes for easy family meals and entertaining. Think all things spring, from BBQ and beer pairings to comfort food and healthy recipes, infused with local flavours and contemporary trends that easily transfer to any home kitchen.

If you would like to check out the action when I am the Emcee, then please join me the following dates:

Thursday, February 21

Chef Victor Bongo

7:00 PM – Chef Victor Bongo, presenting: ‘Cooking Local, Fresh & Healthy for the Family’

Emcee: Richard Wolak – Vancouver Foodster

Saturday, February 23

Chef Chuck Currie

11:30AM – Chef Chuck Currie, presenting ‘Easy Comfort’

Emcee: Richard Wolak – Vancouver Foodster

Chef Trevor Bird

2:00PM – Chef Trevor Bird, presenting ‘Stew it Up’

Emcee: Richard Wolak – Vancouver Foodster

Theme days include Family Day, BBQ & Beer, Comfort Food, and Eat Healthy, Eat Local

On Wednesday, February 20 at 6 pm: SHAW Cooking with Fire Chili Cook-off,  a rematch between firefighter duos previously featured on the popular SHAW TV series

On Thursday, February 21 from 12 pm to 5 pm: Family Day presented by Dominion Lending Centres, featuring kid-friendly cooking demos from Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver chef Ned Bell & son Max, Kale & Nori chef Jonathan Chovancek with Growing Chefs and The World in a Garden


Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, October 22, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

BC Place Stadium, 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6B 4Y8


Adults $15

Seniors (60+) $12 or $5 Thursday and Friday before 5 p.m.

Children (12 and under) FREE

Buy tickets online and save $3 courtesy of HomeStars at

By: Richard Wolak

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