Category: Culinary News

Touring the Gong You Kitchen and Commissary

A new commissary opened recently in the Tri-Cities area to enable food producers to produce their products in a professional kitchen. The meaning of Gong You Kitchen in Korean is sharing kitchen, and that is what they set out to…

Fire Dragon Festival and Noodlecious Festival September 24-26

Chinatown plays host to the inaugural Fire Dragon Festival and Noodlecious Festival and welcomes the entire community to join in on family fun activities, live performances, good eats, and of course to meet the Fire Dragon. EVENT HIGHLIGHTSFor the full Fire Dragon…

A Healthy Fresh Meal Service

The Healthful Eats meal delivery concept has been launched with the purpose of nourishing the public with homespun, natural artisanal fare created with care and attention with the use of high-quality ingredients that align with the current local food trend….

South Granville Supper Club in September

Some exciting news, this September, The South Granville Business Improvement Association (SGBIA)  is partnering with yours truly (Richard Wolak, aka @Vanfoodster), to share four local must-try restaurants and their culinary masterpieces. We are inviting everyone to rediscover South Granville through…

National Chowder Chowdown Festival Happening This Month

I am honoured to be one of the Ambassadors for this chowder chowdown festival where dozens of restaurants and retailers across BC and the rest of Canada are taking part of the inaugural National Chowder Chowdown Festival! The festival runs…

Tasting the Holiday Treats Box

Two local bakers, Jenny (@Jenny_bakes) and Nicole (@butter.and.botanicals) have collaborated together to create a trio of treats boxes for this holiday season. I had the opportunity to preview their treats box which featured an assortment of cookies and bars with…

Celebrate BC Wild Salmon August 21-23

The Chef’s Table Society of BC is thrilled to be able to bring the Wild Salmon Celebration across the province this year. Below is the full list of participating chefs & their dishes you can enjoy this weekend from Friday,…

Celebrating 11 Years of Vancouver Foodster

It is time to celebrate the Vancouver Foodster blog which is celebrating 11 years since I created it. Earlier this month I also created The Vanfoodster Podcast; the weekly podcast covering the food scene in Vancouver and beyond. Each week I may…

Cooking Restaurant Dishes at Home

Going back in time to a few months ago when I was participating in a variety of cooking classes, from Thai at BCD Academy and Catering to Italian at the Italian Cultural Centre with plans at the time to participate…

Metro Vancouver Restaurants offering Takeout/Delivery right now

As many of you are now looking for restaurants, cafes and bakeries offering takeout, curbside pickup and delivery during the #covid19 (coronavirus) pandemic, here are some resources for you to find those places as the lists grow and change. Rather…

Pastries by Remi Ho of Remi Patisserie

Remi Ho is the talented and handsome pastry chef behind his own Remi Patisserie baking company. These days you have to be creative in how you run a pastry company in Vancouver, and he is on a roll doing what…

Our 100th Episode of Food Glorious Food on CKNW

My Co-host Zahra Alani and I recently took a road trip to Tofino on Vancouver Island to feature this culinary destination on our milestone 100th episode of Food Glorious Food. On this trip we had a chance to learn and…

Good France Celebrated around the city on March 21

The 5th annual French gastronomy festival called Good France returns to Vancouver on March 21, this year there are 7 restaurants participating locally along with one in Kelowna, and each one is offering up a special menu for the night….

Le Creuset Spring Colour Launch

I recently attended the spring colour launch at Le Creuset’s Vancouver store and cafe in South Granville where they launched their newest colours for 2019. This spring they have launched two new colours into their collection line-up, Sage and Meringue….

Celebrating 5 Years on CKNW Radio

I celebrated 5 years as host of the Best and the Foodiest yesterday on CKNW 980 am radio with a special show where we talked about the food trends around the city over the past 5 years as well as…

Nespresso Professional for the Restaurant Industry

As a coffee lover for many years, I am always looking to try new coffees, seek out the new roaster, and learn about the latest coffee trends, and see the newest machines. Recently had a chance to learn about the…

Greasy Spoon Dinner Vol47 on January 14

A collaboration of Greasy Spoon legends, for Volume 47 they are featuring Chefs Mark Brand (Save on Meats and Better Life Foundation), Mark Singson (Top Chef Canada), Letitia Wan (Di Beppe) and Sean Murray (Pan Pacific Hotel) together, cooking dishes…

Swaad / Heimat Chefs Dinner on January 20

Chefs Tim Schulte of Bauhaus Restaurant and Tushar Tondvalkar of Mumbai Local Restaurant are collaborating on a German and Indian style pop-up dining experience for one night only on Sunday January 20 at Mumbai Local on Davie Street where they…

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