Joy of Feeding 2022

Chef Regina Lee

Over the years, The Joy of Feeding that was founded by Chef Meeru Dhalwala had been one of my favourite food events and this past weekend after a long hiatus it returned to  Ubc Farm the organization that it supports.

In the past Joy of Feeding had celebrated home cooks from around the city who were of different cultural backgrounds. For this year’s event Meeru told me she wanted to celebrate the local chefs who work in the restaurant industry locally to celebrate them for surviving and struggling through the pandemic. Each of these chefs featured their family dish of their cultural heritage for the 350 guests who attended this wonderful event on a beautiful day.

Many of the chefs had their families working with them in serving the food, kids, parents and other family members were all involved, this was wonderful to see making for a memorable event.

I tasted my way around the multiple tents enjoying the food and drink, while seeing many foodie friends.

Here are all the dishes and the passionate chefs who presented each one.

Andrea Alridge, Head Chef, Osteria Savio Volpe and

Alden Ong, Head Chef, Farmer’s Apprentice

Family dish: Pork Belly Adobo

Andrea Carlson

Owner | Chef

Burdock & Co | Harvest Community Foods | Bar Gobo

Shiva Reddy of Burdock & Co

Family dish: Janssons Frestelse

Frank Pabst

Executive Chef

Blue Water Cafe + Private Wine Rooms

Family dish: German and Czech Beef Goulash

Vikram Vij

Co-owner and chef

Vij’s Restaurant

Family dish: Bombay Frankie

Julian Bond and Robert Clark

Organic Oceans

Julian’s family dish: Nlaka’pamux Interior Salish Hot Smoked Salmon on lightly dressed foraged greens

Dina Tavakoli

Chef & Content Creator @nooshbydina

Family dish: Persian Kabab Torsh – Lamb Kabab with Walnuts and Tart Pomegranate

Regina Lee

Chef and Content Creator

Gaia Kitchen

Family dish: Singapore Chicken Satay

Sarah Mierau

Founder, “Tradish” Plant Medicine Jams

Family dish: Organic Blackberry Sage Jam with Bannock

Darren Clay

President, Chefs Table Society

Executive Sous Chef, Resident Dining

UBC Food Services

Family dish: Harrisa Roasted UBC Farm Carrot Toast/ Whipped Ricotta/ Pickled UBC Farm Fennel

Jiwon Seo

Sous Chef, Burdock and Co.

Family dish: Korean Chungmu Gimbop

Anton Lohvin

Owner, Westcoast Poke

Family Dish: Ukrainian Kulish

Eleni Fergadi and Vassilis Kerasiotis (right to left)

Owner/chefs, Nostos Greek Taverna

Family dish: Portokalopita (orange cake) and Galaktoboureko (semolina cake)

It was another foodie extravaganza and it was wonderful, proceeds of the event were going to support UBC Farm and the great work that they do.

By: Richard Wolak