Food Talks

Food Talks an educational event series that brings together speakers with different backgrounds and roles from within the food community, who are experts in their field, all movers and shakers from in and around Vancouver.

Presented by Vancouver Foodster and hosted by founder Richard Wolak

It is also a chance for the community to meet and mingle over delicious appetizers presented by the hosting restaurant/event space, sip on wine poured by a different winery featured at each of the events. After each of the talks we open the floor to questions from anyone in attendance who will benefit from the answers from our leading panel of experts. At the end of the evening everyone will take home a sweet treat from one of our local bakeries/chocolatiers.

Past Events and Speakers 

May 8, 2018 Food Talks Volume 16

Speakers featured: Lynda Larouche, Shobna Kannusamy, Dana Lee Harris, Parinya Lopston and Barb Finley

November 17, 2017 Food Talks Volume 15

Speakers featured: Ian Bruce, Jason Gilron, Caren McSherry, Paul Grunberg and Brian Turko.

November 2, 2016 Food Talks Volume 14

Speakers featured: Shaun and Sonia Strobel, Teddie Geach, Guy Dean, Trevor Bird and Mike McDermid

October 27, 2015 Food Talks Volume 13

Speakers featured: David D. Kitts, David Speight, Victoria (Vicki) Wakefield, Véronik Campbell and Colin Moore. 

April 27, 2015 Food Talks Volume 12

Speakers featured: Takayuki Omi, Peter Van Stolk, Loren Taves, Dominique Duby and Cindy Duby.

September 16, 2014 Food Talks Volume 11

Speakers featured: Lauren Elbe, Ken Beattie, Paul Davidescu, Steve Hodge and Yashar Nijati.

December 3, 2013 Food Talks Volume 10

Speakers featured: Tim Pawsey, Michaela Morris, Michele Boufard, John Clerides, Sid Cross and David Schoelfield.

September 24, 2013 Food Talks Volume 9

Speakers featured: Felix Schellenberg, Peter Ladner, Susan Davidson, Andrea Carlson and Jenice Yu.

June 11, 2013 Food Talks Volume 8

Speakers featured: Karen Barnaby, Angie Quaale, Merri Schwartz, Susan Mendelson and Meeru Dhalwala

April 2, 2013 Food Talks Volume 7

Speakers featured: Jason Apple, Jory Simkin, Sarb Mund, Audrey Mehler, Heather Deal, Clement Chan & Steve Kuan 

February 12, 2013 Food Talks Volume 6

Speakers featured: Themis Velgis, Shab Samimi, Mark Simpson, Julia Smith, James Coleridge & Marcus Von Albrecht

December 4, 2012 Food Talks Volume 5

Speakers featured: Isabelle Ranger, Kalpna Solanki, Daniel Frankel, John Bishop, Hamid Attie

October 23, 2014 Food Talks Volume 4

Speakers featured: Pete Schouten, Douglas, Emad Yacoub, Steve Thorp, Mike Macquisten and Greg Hook (in the front row) – Shannon Bosa-Yacoub and Lesley Stowe 

August 14, 2012 Food Talks Volume 3

Speakers featured: Zach Berman, Mary MacKay, Preet Marwaha, Eric Pateman, Patrick Murphy, Richard Wolak, Ryan Slater

July 10, 2012 Food Talks Volume 2

Speakers featured: John Skinner, Chef Wendy Boys, Adam Chandler , Debra Amrein-Boyes, and Jason Pleym

June 5, 2012 Food Talks Volume 1 

Speakers featured: Mike McDermid, Stephanie Yuen, Hunter Moyes, Trevor Bird, and Roberta LaQuaglia 

TV Media Coverage

August 21, 2012 Novus TV City Lights – Food Talks Vol 3 with VanFoodster 

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