Chef Alex Chen Wins Gold Medal Plates

BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS HIS SECOND GOLD MEDAL PLATES TITLE AT THE 2017 REGIONALS IN VICTORIA Previous Champion Returns to Top of Podium at 12th Annual Prestigious Chef Competition, Earns Right to Represent BC at the Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna, February 2 to 3, 2018 Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef…

What’s Good This Week in Vancouver – November 13 Edition

What’s On Your Agenda Vancouver? It’s been a busy week! I’ve been on the road at Christmas in November in Jasper, and researching a few other destinations. I’ll be glad to be home in Vancouver for a couple nights tomorrow and then off again to the Okanagan. Here’s a few suggestions for you in the…

EAT! Vancouver Reveals Menu for 2017 Events

Last Chance: Limited Tickets Available For EAT! Vancouver Signature Events The 25th annual EAT! Vancouver is on and we’ve got a sneak peek menu reveal for EAT! Harvest and EAT! Pastry events. Most events are sold out but limited tickets are still available online for a few : http://eat-vancouver.com/ EAT! Harvest (November 10 from 7-10pm): Amanda…

Tricks and Treats in Surrey

Scare Up Some Fun in Surrey This Fall Before All Hallows Eve, you’ve still got time to head out to the farms in Surrey and pick a pumpkin or two, take a ride out to the patch and pick up some delicious veggies for a monstrous feast; there’s even a haunted house or two if…

Gold Medal Plates 2017 – Chef Jeff Park Salted Vine in Squamish

Checking In With Chef Jeff Park Just Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Chef Jeff Park weighs in on our interview questions. Great restaurant, we visited this summer in Squamish! Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. The Salted Vine’s menu focuses on small share plates that place a premium on fresh,…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Lisa Ahier – Sobo in Tofino

Checking In With Chef Lisa Ahier Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Chef Lisa Ahier hails from Tofino and is the absolute real thing. She can be found, when not in the kitchen, out kayaking and foraging and I’d join her anytime in any of these pursuits! Superstar chef, so down to earth. We must get back…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Andrea Carlson From Burdock Restaurant

Checking In With Chef Andrea Carlson Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. Burdock & Co seeks inspiration from British Columbia’s tangle of islands and coastlines, sourcing ingredients from local growers, farmers and foragers and presenting them in a fluid culinary experience. In May 2013, Andrea…

Gold Medal Plates Victoria 2017 – Chef Alex Chen Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Checking In With Chef Alex Chen Before Victoria’s Culinary Championships Tell us a little bit about your restaurant and/or style of cooking. At Boulevard, I draw upon my personal experiences, my childhood memories of cooking with my family, and of course my training with some amazing chefs throughout the Pacific Rim and West Coast. These experiences all influenced…