Category: Culinary News

Joy of Feeding on October 2

One of my favourite events of the year has returned after a long hiatus and is about to take place on Sunday October 2 from 12-3pm at UBC Farm. 12 local chefs from some of Vancouver’s most beloved restaurants, who…

Light Up Chinatown on September 10 & 11

Light Up Chinatown!, presented by RBC, is back this weekend with a two-day, family-friendly festival. From September 10 to 11, 2022, the whole community is invited to experience a full slate of new programming, food experiences, and colourful lights and lantern…

Taste of Abbotsford Fall Food Festival September 9 – 18

The Taste of Abby Fall Food Festival invites everyone to explore a selection of food and agricultural events, treating one’s palate to Abbotsford’s deep history, diverse food culture, and delicious culinary cultivations. Held from September 9th to 18th, this inaugural…

Feast of Fields on September 11 at UBC Farm

One of my favourite foodie events of the year is returning after a 2 year hiatus. This year FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields fundraiser will be held on Sunday, September 11th at UBC Farm from 1-5pm. While melodies…

Maat Cuisine Korean Pop-up Dinner September 3 and 4

Two local Korean restaurateurs have put together an exciting multi-course menu for some pop-up dinners that will be taking place over two seating’s on September 3 and 4. This creative collaborative team is made up of Jay Son, restaurant manager…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 15-17: Your Eating Guide

The 45th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 15-17, 2022, starting off on Friday afternoon. This is a wonderful festival that features musicians performing from all over the world through Sunday night. This is one…

Live Spot Prawn Pre-orders Start May 6

Live spot prawn season opens on May 6, and BC Live Spot Prawns & Seafood is now accepting pre-orders of live spot prawns for home or office delivery across Greater Vancouver or pick-up at Ladner Wharf. A small business based…

Healthy Choices and More at BC Place this Season

It’s great to see that the chefs team (now lead by Executive Chef Wayne Chen) at BC Place Stadium (Executive Chef William Tse now oversees all of the Canadian food offerings under Sodexo) have added some new healthier food options…

Ocean Wise Seafood Festival takes place in February

I am honoured to be one of the Ambassadors for this year’s national Ocean Wise Seafood Festival that takes place during the month of February. All through the month of February 2022, Ocean Wise will host its Seafood Festival, offering…

Forage Festive Lunches

The annual Holiday Festival Lunches are taking place on December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 and it is a great way to celebrate the holidays with family, friends or office mates. I had a chance to preview this…

Pacific Plates Dinner Series at 75 West Coast Grill

Pacific Plates is a new monthly dinner series that celebrates The Tastes & Traditions of Richmond, presented by 75 West Coast Grill at Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. I had a chance to attend a media preview to taste through this…

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…

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