Category: Culinary News

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…

Chefs in the Hood on October 20

Chefs in the Hood returns, this time around it is taking place downtown Vancouver in a larger venue bringing together the best of Vancouver’s culinary talent in a collaborative dinner event. Chefs from some of the top neighborHOODS will be…

Slow Fish Dinner on September 23

5th Annual Slow Fish Dinner at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Join us for a unique chance to celebrate local sustainable fish and seafood. Following a reception, during which Salmon-Safe St-hubertus and Oak Bay Frizzante Rose wine will be…

Winners of 22nd Annual Where to Dine Awards

I attended the Where Vancouver Magazine 22 Annual Where to Dine Awards on April 25, 2018, held at the D/6 Bar and Lounge  at the Douglas Hotel in Parq Vancouver. Prior to the awards ceremony there was a reception featuring…

First Taste of BCD Academy

Executive Chef Parinya Loptson who owns Ban Chok Dee restaurants has opened her first one of a kind cooking school, that is located in the heart of Langley City. BCD Academy and Catering is a brand-new, spare-no-expense cooking school and…

Brunch at Le Creuset

I recently attended a delcious brunch at Le Creuset’s Vancouver store and cafe in South Granville where they launched their newest colour for 2018. For brunch,  I enjoyed an Cappuccino with almond milk, followed by some delightful Thierry items that…

Whole Foods Market North Vancouver Opens

I had a chance to preview the new Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver today which opens to the public on Thursday April 26. This store is 7th for the company in British Columbia and is around 40,000 square feet….

VAN MAG AWARDS 2018

Attending the 29th Annual VanMag restaurant awards yesterday was entertaining, as usual there were surprises and let downs from the nominees and winners, cheering and some award winner no shows. As one my favourite foodie events of the year, it is always…

Solutions for the BC Hospitality Industry Job Shortage

Back in January, The BC Restaurant & Food Services Association (BCRFA) held a town hall addressing the problems restaurants faced in filling positions in their restaurants (chefs, cooks, back of house, front of house). The BCRFA is now recommending solutions…

Chefs in the Hood on April 7

Chefs in the Hood is a Pop Up Food Phenomenom bringing together the best of Vancouver’s culinary talent in a collaborative dinner event. Chefs from some of the top neighborHOODS will be present representing their hood. Featuring an All Star…

Dining Out for Life on March 22

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Dining Out For Life returns for its 24th year in support of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses in B.C. Since 1994, hundreds of participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock…

Chinese Restaurant Awards’Vancouver Winners

The 10th annual Chinese Restaurant Awards’ coveted Diners’ Choice Awards have been chosen. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Restaurant Awards, which were founded in 2008 to recognize high quality Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine in Vancouver. Central…

YVR Prep Commissary is Now Open

I recently had the opportunity to tour this newly opened commissary which is located in Burnaby, noted to be the largest of it’s kind in Canada. There has been quite a shortage in commissary space in Vancouver for quite sometime,…

Former Steel Toad Brewing to become T&B Brewing Co.

Steel Toad Brewing was recently purchased by Daniel Frankel and his Tap & Barrel group, as Daniel said “Richard, I wanted to send you this first, so you heard it from me”. In the Spring 2018, Tap & Barrel will…

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