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Weekly Goods – Fish Fights, Fish Sales and More

Events this week and on the Horizon

New(ish) for this week we are switching “What’s Good Week of” (because that title was kind of silly) to “Weekly Goods”. Each week (well most weeks) we will bring you what’s up for the week, a couple good things on the Horizon, and perhaps a few other good things. Does this sound too much like Martha Stewart’s “It’s good thing”?

Tuesday October 25 Chefs FISH FIGHT

Long time friends and Vancouver vetrans, Chef Andrea Carlson and Chef Robert Belcham, team up together to bring you FISH FIGHT! An Ocean-forward, collaborative dinner, focused on the bounty of our beautiful BC waters all with naturalist wine pairings. To avoid Eventbrite fees, please call the restaurant to purchase tickets – 604.879.0077

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Until October 27 Taste of Yaletown

For two weeks in October, Taste of Yaletown brings diners featured menus, special tastings and innovative pairings. You have the opportunity to select special offerings from participating restaurants, each with a special offering at $25, $35, or $45.

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TRY – WILDTALE, PROVENCE MARINASIDE or HAPA IZAKAYA

 

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Sunday October 30 NOURISH – Fish Fundraiser at The Fish Counter

Meet Rick Burns from Pacific Provider for a whole salmon sale at The Fish Counter on Main Street from noon until 5. NextJen Gluten-Free Flours and Grain featured also with partial proceeds to

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The Fish Counter on Main will donate proceeds from the sale of Whole Pink Salmon and $1.00 from fish and chips (regular & with Nextjen Gluten Free flour) to Vancouver Food Networks.

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Until the October 28th – BC’s Parmigiano Reggiano Week Celebrates Italy’s Finest Cheese in Vancouver & Whistler Restaurants 

Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano (The Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese) announced Parmigiano Reggiano Week in British Columbia, taking place at select Vancouver and Whistler restaurants between October 22nd and 28th, 2016.

Sample Parmigiano Reggiano inspired dishes for guests to enjoy at:

Squamish: The Salted Vine Kitchen

Whistler : Araxi

COMING UP

November 3 Vancouver Foodster Food Talks at the Vancouver Aquarium
November 7-13 Christmas in November Fairmont Jasper
November 17 Gold Medal Plates Victoria (BC Championships)
December – Toruq Cirque de Soleil

Food Talks Vol 10, December 3

Still some tickets left for this wine-centric event at The Urban Winery.  Learn more about your Province’s wine culture with some of the experts.  GLV

Food Talks goes WINE Talks for this edition! Our speakers will touch on all aspects of the wine industry including British Columbia and beyond. Each of the speakers will speak on their own wine topic (see below).

Our Speakers Line-up:

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SID CROSS

Sid Cross is the Honorary President globally for The International Wine & Food Society and does a weekly posting on their site (blog.iwfs.org). Sid is an enthusiastic speaker who judges many wine and food competitions including The Lieutenant Governor’s Awards For Excellence in British Columbia Wines & The Canadian Culinary Championships. He is the only Canadian inducted as a Membre d’Honneur of the Academie du Vin de Bordeaux and to be awarded The Gourmet of the Year by The Society of Bacchus America “for outstanding knowledge of food and wines and for imparting this knowledge to others”. Sid is an Officier de l’Ordre du Merite Agricole awarded by the French Government. Follow him @winefoodguru.

Topic: “The 6 best wine types already proven most successful for BC” (or why I love BC chenin blanc, riesling, white blends, pinot noir, cab franc, and syrah)!

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DAVID SCHOLEFIELD

Few in the wine industry need an introduction to David Scholefield. His personality, experience, and profound global insight to the wine industry, in addition to his sharp wit and expert palate, make him a valued member of the Okanagan Crush Pad team. David was the inspiration for the Okanagan Crush Pad business model, which he first envisioned over ten years ago.

David’s devotion to wine sustained him throughout his long career as senior wine buyer for the British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB), where he earned a global reputation for his ability to shepherd allocations of the world’s finest wines onto the shelves of BC liquor stores. It was during his many buying trips to wine regions around the world that he was first introduced to the concept of a cooperative wine production facility. The light bulb turned on while on a visit to New Zealand in the early 1990s when he discovered several of the top producers were making their wine from the same facility. David is an ambassador for Okanagan Crush Pad, and the “S” in the winery’s Bartier Scholefield label.

When he does not have his nose in a glass of wine, David can be found stomping through fields tracking birds or lurking around music shops and book stores in Vancouver. You can follow here @TrialtoBC

Topic: ‘Place not  Grape: Defining Okanagan terroir’.

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MICHELLE BOUFFARD 

Michelle grew up in Québec where she studied classical trumpet and performed, taught and conducted music. She moved to Vancouver in 1996 to finish her bachelor’s degree in classical music and learn English. While serving in fine dining restaurants, she took an introductory wine course, which proved to be a revelation. In 2003, she completed her International Sommelier Diploma with top marks and worked as the resident sommelier at Marquis Wine Cellars. She went on to complete the internationally recognized Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) Diploma Programme in 2007 with her first year funded by a scholarship awarded by the Vancouver Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier. Today Michelle is an instructor for the International Sommelier Guild and is a regular guest on French CBC radio. She speaks fluent French and English. Her defining wine moment was having her soother dipped in Champagne at Baptism but she also fully admits that she often cheats on wine with a delicious beer.

Michelle plays an active role in the wine community, sitting on expert panels for Cornucopia, the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival and the Vancouver Magazine wine awards. Her wine travels have led her to the regions of Burgundy, the South of France, Abruzzo, Piedmont, Tuscany, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Napa, Sonoma, Washington, Oregon and the Okanagan. Co-Founder of House Wine, you can follow here @housewine_girls

Topic: “You don’t have to be rich to start a wine cellar’’

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MICHAELA MORRIS 

Michaela spent most of her youth determined to become an actress but a modeling stint in Japan fuelled her desire to travel. She spent several years cycle touring and working her way around Europe before earning a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and French from the University of British Columbia. A one year exchange program led her back to France where she discovered the region of Burgundy and decided to pursue a career in the wine industry. After a five-year tenure at Marquis Wine Cellars, Michaela went on to become the Marketing/Logistics Manager for Liquid Art Fine Wines, a premium-only wine importing company. Michaela was awarded a scholarship by the Vancouver Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier for the internationally recognized Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) Diploma Programme.  She successfully completed her diploma in 2005 and today she is a guest lecturer for the programme. She is fluent in both English and French and continues learning Spanish and Italian. Michaela’s guilty pleasure is lobbing off Champagne corks with a sabre and she has a weakness for anything that sparkles.

A familiar face in the wine scene, Michaela has participated in tasting panels for Les Chevaliers des Vins de France, Cornucopia and the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival. She has traveled extensively throughout the wine regions of Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Rhône Valley, Abruzzo, Piedmont, Sardegna, Sicily, Tuscany, Val d’Aosta, Napa, Central Coast, Argentina, New Zealand and the Okanagan. Co-Founder of House Wine, you can follow here @housewine_girls

Topic: “You don’t have to be rich to start a wine cellar’’

Tim Pawsey

TIM PAWSEY 

Tim has been covering the food and wine revolution for about 20 kilos. Count 15 kg alone thanks to the blossoming cuisine and wine culture of British Columbia, Canada.

Tim’s hallmark is seeking out and recommending value wines from BC and around the world that offer quality at every level. He also scopes out noteworthy restaurants that live up to their promises—and often over deliver. Readers depend on the Hired Belly for his “Belly’s Best” and “Belly’s Budget Best” picks to help them find the right wine for the occasion.

He writes, tweets and shoots his own images for columns in the Vancouver Courier and North Shore News. He also contributes to WHERE Vancouver magazine, as well as to several other publications. They include Taste magazine, Tidings Magazine, and Montecristo. His columns are frequently picked up by major newspapers across Canada.

Tim is a frequent judge for wine competitions, such as Vancouver Magazine International Wine Awards. He is a founding judge of The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine. He is frequently invited to judge at The BC Wine Awards, and others.

Tim has traveled to taste in many of the world’s leading wine regions, most recently in Burgundy, Argentina and Chile. You can follow him @hiredBelly

Topic: Drinking Outside the Box … Why Vancouver is forever in the Okanagan’s debt

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 JOHN CLERIDES 

John was raised listening to stories about his father’s childhood in a Cypriot mountainside village. He heard about how his grandfather looked after his family of nine by raising an assortment of animals, and by growing their own fruits and vegetables. His grandfather also tended their vines and made wine, along with their local moonshine which was nothing less than racing fuel. The seeds were planted for his curiosity about food and wine.

In 1977 his career began like any other good Greek Canadian, in the family restaurant. Ten years in the restaurant business gave John a strong foundation for working with people and listening to his customers. Painfully aware of the frustrations locals had by the limited selection of wines and indifferent service, John jumped at the opportunity to open Marquis Wine Cellars in 1986. Inspired by speaking with many of his seasoned wine friends and his readings John’s quest for knowledge began.

John has travelled extensively though Australia, Washington, Oregon, California, Italy, Spain, France and Austria, sourcing unique, flavourful, undiscovered wines. Even after 25 years his quest for discovery remains unabated. You will most likely find John in either one of three places, at Marquis Wine Cellars assisting his clients, in a vineyard or cellar somewhere in the wine world, or his most preferred location: at the local ice rink playing hockey. You can follow here @MarquisWineCell

Topic: Nuturing & Developing a Wine Culture in BC

Watch videos of past food talks here.

If you haven’t been to our previous Food Talks events, Novus TV featured our Vol 3 on City Lights (view here).

You will also have a chance to learn about some organizations that lead the way in the wine industry.

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Modernize Wine Association of British Columbia is a registered non-profit society that advocates for a modern food and wine culture in B.C.

FreshTAP is a premium packaging company that provides wineries and licensees a cost-effective, hassle free and reliable way to join the rapidly expanding Wine-On-Tap market in stainless steel kegs.

Established in 2007 on Granville Island, Artisan SakeMaker is known as a unique commercial winery that produces award winning, hand-made, small batch and fresh sake. Our brand name “OSAKE” is widely recognized as “Canada’s first locally produced fresh premium sake” and its popularity has reached across the country and beyond.

Location: Vancouver Urban Winery

The Evening: Each guest will receive a tasting glass of Vancouver Urban Winery’s wine. Enjoy a wonderful line-up of speakers who will talk about themselves and their passion related to the wine community.  There will be a Q & A where you will have a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers along with a draw for prizes (A selection of wines from their Wine on Tap line-up will be available for purchase).

Buy Tickets via Eventbrite:

https://foodtalksvolume10.eventbrite.ca/

Advance Tickets: $20 per person before November 30

Regular Tickets: $25 per person after November 30 and at the door

Note: Eventbrite fee and gst is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Note: Limited tickets available. Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc.

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Vancouver Foodster Food Talks

foodsterJune 11Food Talks Vol 8 in the Westin Grand Hotel

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with 5 speakers,Q & A, appetizers & draw prizes. The 5 Iconic Women Chefs are Chef Karen Barnaby (formerly Executive Chef at the Fish House), Chef Meeru Dhalwala (Co-Founder of Vij’s, Rangoli and Shanik Restaurants), Chef Susan Mendelson (Founder of The Lazy Gourmet), Chef Angie Quaale (Founder of Well Seasoned) and Chef Merri Schwartz (Currently running East Van Roasters & Founder of Growing Chefs). This event will also celebrate the Food Talks 1 year Anniversary!

Food Talks Volume 7, April 2

clementandsteveletigreThis is the seventh event in this Food Talks series! This edition of Food Talks is themed Food Trucks: The business & the movement. Have you thought of starting your own food truck, or are you curious why food trucks are all the rage in our city and throughout North America! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.

Our Speakers Line-up:

Jory Simkin and Jason Apple

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Roaming Dragon and Gourmet Syndicate Inc

Roaming Dragon came to life as two lifelong friends identified a major void in Vancouver’s food scene…the absence of restaurant quality food being served via Food Trucks! Since launching in June 2010, Roaming Dragon has earned praise for our menus, our involvement as leaders in the food truck revolution, and for elevating the food truck experience across Canada.

In addition to their Food Truck business, they also own Gourmet Syndicate Inc. where they offer complete turnkey solutions, including vehicles & equipment sourcing, menu optimization, brand & experience consulting, permit & licensing assistance, marketing & promotions, social media strategy, and catering & event consulting services… it’s every tool you need to “mobilize” your culinary concept.

Sarb Mund 

Sarb Mund 

Soho Road Truck & Food Truck Incubator

Sarb Mund is a Certified Management Accountant, he was born in Birmingham, UK. He has been in the food cart business for the past year and owns Soho Road Naan kebab. Other Carts in the works are Chawalla and The Tiffin Truck.

In addition to his Food Truck business, he has recently founded Food Cart Inc (BC’s first Food Cart Incubator located at 401 Industrial Ave) and CommissaryConnect.com (an Online Commissary Billing software).

Heather Deal

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Councillor Heather Deal

City of Vancouver

Heather Deal was first elected to the Vancouver Park Board in 2002 and served as the Chair in 2003.  She was then elected to Vancouver City Council in 2005 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2011.

Heather brings her passions for sustainability, arts and culture, accessibility and affordability to City Hall. She has brought forward initiatives that support artists, expand creative spaces in the city, created the food cart program, improve accessibility throughout the city, retain heritage and increase pedestrian safety.

Born in England and raised in Michigan, she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1982 and moved from Cleveland to Vancouver for a medical research job in 1984. After receiving her master of science from the University of British Columbia in Microbiology/Immunology in 1988, she did cancer research for several years before changing her career path to focus on environmental issues. Heather has developed science/environmental programs for UBC Continuing Studies, designed and taught courses for people restoring fish habitat in rivers for the Province of BC and worked on marine habitat issues with the David Suzuki Foundation.

Steve Kuan and Clement Chan

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Clement Chan and Steve Kuan

Le Tigre Truck

Clement Chan is competitor on Top Chef Canada 3rd season. In 2012 he co-founded Le Tigre Cuisine that operates the Le Tigre Food Truck. He holds several Provincial cooking championships and is the National 2010 Canadian Chef of the Year (awarded by the CCFCC). He graduated Culinary Arts at VCC in 2002, and then went to Dubrelle to claim his Baking and Desserts diploma. He has worked in most of the finest establishments in Vancouver over the last decade in restaurants and hotels. Chambar, Lumiere, Blue Water Cafe, Raincity Grill, Fairmont YVR, Hyatt Regency, Glowbal Grill, Hapa Umi and Sanafir Restaurant, are just to name a few. Clement has opened restaurant like Shor, Swim Pool and Bar Grill, and Medi Restaurant which are all properties of Hyatt Regency Curacao Golf Resort.

Steve Kuan co-founded Le Tigre Cuisine that operates the Le Tigre Food Truck. He has won several regional/provincial apprentice competitions and was the National 2010 Canadian Apprentice of the Year awarded by the CCFCC. Steve went to culinary school at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in 2006. He has gained experience in award winning restaurants in the past 5 years such as: Cioppino’s, Mosaic @ the Hyatt Regency and completed his red seal certification at La Belle Auberge.

Audrey Mehler

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Audrey Mehler

Paperny Entertainment

Audrey is a Founding Director of Paperny Entertainment who has helped build the company into the well-respected, world-renowned creator of distinctive television that it is today. Since 1994 when she and David Paperny launched the company, Audrey has written, produced and directed award-winning documentary programmes and series. In her various roles in Development and Production, Audrey looks forward to further growth and expansion. Her company created the popular TV show Eat St. that is shown on Food Network Canada & Cooking Channel US. This tv show that features Food Trucks from all over North America is just about to begin its 4th season, there is also the Eat St. App as well as a new companion cookbook published releasing this spring.

The Evening: Enjoy tasty appetizers by the chefs at Electric Owl followed by a wonderful line-up of speakers who will talk about themselves and their role related to the Food Trucks: The business & the movement.  There will be a Q & A where you will have a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers. There will be a draw for prizes.* Wine, beer, cocktails and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Growing Chefs is our designated charity, support their wonderful organization that educates children on the food community in the public schools.

Buy Tickets via Eventbrite:

http://foodtalksvolume7.eventbrite.com/

Tickets:

$15 per person before March 29. * $21 per person after March 29 at 11pm and at the door (eventbrite fee extra).

A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Growing Chefs.

Note: Limited tickets available. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket. ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc

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Vancouver Foodster Food Talks

Food TalksThis is the sixth event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Vancouver, Canada

Our Speaker Line-up:

Mark Simpson Brewmaster of Dockside Brewing Company & Founder of Artisan Food and Beverage Group Inc

Mark Simpson is the Winemaker and Brewmaster at Artisan Food and Beverage Group Inc. which he founded. Mark has decades of experience in brewing and winemaking. He has had a keen interest in fermentation since graduating from the UBC Microbiology program in 1982. He started his career with Molson Breweries, working with their core brands, as well as brewing international brands under license such as: Lowenbrau, Coors and Kirin and a ten year stint as Brewmaster for Granville Island Brewing Company.

Mark wears many hats, he is currently Brewmaster of Dockside Brewing Company and produces his own line of super-premium BC wines under his own Siren’s Call label. Mark is one of the few Certified Cicerones in Canada and has a keen interest in beer culture and food pairing for beer.

James Coleridge Founder & Maestro of Bella Gelateria

James Coleridge is the Founder of Bella Gelateria which he opened in June 2010. James received formal training at the Italian Culinary Institute and advanced masters training at Carpigiani Gelato University in Italy. In 2012, James represented Canada at the World Cup of Gelato in Rimini, Italy where he won Gold. 2012 – Florence Gelato Festival, Florence Italy Winner Double Gold Medal. Voted #1 Technical Jury – Best Gelato. Voted #1 People’s Choice Best Gelato

Marcus Von Albrecht

Chef & President of Mava Foods and Von Albrecht & Associates

Marcus Von Albrecht, has a wide variety of specializations that he brings to the table. He is an owner of Mava Foods, a food manufacturer utilizing local ingredients that produces home meal replacements for grocery stores.They prepare a food program for 44 elementary schools (MAVAlicious KidsEat)and the Meals on Wheels for Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. He is the Principal behind XFour Handcrafted Vodka which is B.C’s first handcrafted premium corn and rye based vodka which produces XFour Xoxolat Chocolate Martini.

Marcus has also been the Past President of the BC Chefs’ Association. Chair of the New Food Products Panel for the Canadian Council of Grocers and Vice President of North America- AREGALA.

Julia Smith 

Founder of Urban Diggs Farm

Julia Smith owns and operates Urban Digs Farm. Urban Digs is a family farm that grew out of a quarter acre residential lot on Vancouver’s West Side and now encompasses several acres of in South Burnaby, Richmond and Delta. As an active member of Vancouver’s Urban Farming Society and a founding director of Metro Vancouver City Farms Coop, Julia is well connected to the local farming community. Urban Digs distributes weekly harvest boxes, participates in farmers markets, supplies a number of local restaurants and will be opening for farm gate sales at their Burnaby location in the spring. Like many new farmers today, Julia does not come from a farming background and relies on passion, enthusiasm and a supportive community to propel her up the steep learning curve.

Chef Themis Velgis Shahab Samimi Co-Founders of Pura Sweeteners

Chef Themis Velgis is the resident chef and co-founder at Pura Foods. He has 16 years’ experience in food production. Born and raised in Mexico,  Themis received formal at Dubrulle International Culinary School and later travelled throughout Europe, before opening “Chocoatle” a boutique chocolate shop.

Shahab Samimi is co-founder at Pura Foods, with a background in the distribution industry enabling him to recognize the niche in the Canadian organic food & beverage distribution channels and leverages this growing demand worldwide.

The Pura vision is to replace sugar and artificial sweeteners in foods. We provide a natural and healthier alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners with our own agave syrup, ensuring the highest grade agave syrup available in Mexico and worldwide. Pura Agave strives to be the best quality agave products int he market place worldwide paired with the sophisticated flavour profiles unmatched by any other competitors.

If you haven’t been to our previous Food Talks events, Novus TV featured our Vol 3 on City Lights (view here).

Exclusive to this Food Talks event –James Coleridge of Bella Gelateria is creating a custom flavour using one of Mark Simpson’s Dockside Beers and they are both collaborating, guests attending will be able enjoy a scoop of this exclusive local Sorbetto.

The Evening: Enjoy tasty appetizers and desserts by Executive Chef Simon McNeil of Dockside Restaurant followed by a wonderful line-up of speakers who will talk about themselves and their passion related to the food community.  There will be a Q & A where you will have a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers. Each guest will receive 2 tasting glasses of Dockside Brewing Beer, there will also be a draw for prizes and to finish off the evening you will enjoy Gelato by Bella Gelateria. (*Wine, beer, cocktails and other beverages will be available for purchase).

Growing Chefs is our designated charity, support their wonderful organization that educates children on the food community in the public schools.

Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra); $90 when purchasing a 4-Person Pak of tickets (get a group of your friends together and save $20) (eventbrite fee extra) * $40 per person after February 9th.– A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Growing Chefs.

Note: Limited tickets available. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket. ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc

 

Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster presents “Food Talks Vol. 3 ”

The 3rd Food Talk in this summer series which features 5 Speakers who are all movers and shakers from the food community will take place on Tuesday, August 14th from 6:30pm-9pm at The Westin Grand Hotel.

Richard says “I created the Food Talks to educate people in our community about the food that they consume, it is about awareness as much as it is about lifestyle”; Richard also said “ the Food Talk is also a social gathering which is more than hearing great people talk about their passion, it is also a chance for the community to meet and mingle over delicious appetizers, sip on wine and ask questions from our leading panel of experts”.

Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.

5 Speakers:

  • Eric Pateman is the President and Founder of Edible Canada
  • Zach Berman & Ryan Slater are the co-founders of The Juice Truck
  • Lee & Patrick Murphy co-own Vista D’oro Farms & Winery
  • Mary Mackay is the Head Baker and co-owner of Terra Breads
  • Preet Marwaha is the CEO and Founder of Organic Lives

Appetizers will be featured by Executive Chef Matthew Richmond of Hidden Restaurant in The Westin Grand

Wine & Treats – TBA

The event will be held in one of the ballrooms in The Westin Grand Hotel

Tickets are available at  http://foodtalksvolume3.eventbrite.com/

Full details of the event including the Speakers bio’s is here
http://foodtalks.ca/food-talks-volume-3-august-14/

About Food Talks
Founded in May, 2012 by Richard Wolak.
An educational series of monthly (for now) social gatherings that brings together 5 speakers all of different backgrounds and roles from within the food community in and around Vancouver. Each talk will be focussed on stories and issues from within the food community followed by a Q & A, eating and mingling.

Food Talks with Top Chef Candidate Trevor Bird, Stephanie Yuen and Hunter J. Moyes

June 5, 2012 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

W2 Media Cafe and Community Media Arts Centre
111 W Hastings St
Vancouver,BC V6B 1G8
Canada

This is the first event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.

The Evening: Enjoy tasty appetizers from W2 Media Cafe followed a wonderful line-up of speakers who will talk about themselves and their passion related to the food community. There will be a Q & A where you will have a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers. Each guest will receive a ticket for a glass of red or white wine, there will also be a draw for prizes and to finish off the evening you will take home a sweet Treat from one of Vancouver’s bakeries.

Speakers:

#1 – Chef Trevor Bird

#2 – Stephanie Yuen

#3 – Hunter J. Moyes

Growing Chefs is our designated charity, support their wonderful organization that educates children on the food community in the public schools.

Location: W2 Media Cafe and Community Media Arts Centre, 111 West Hastings, Vancouver.

Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra); $75 for 3 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends together and save by purchasing a 3 pak (eventbrite fee extra) before June 1st. * $40 per person after June 1st.– ticket price includes appetizers and a glass of wine, along with a sweet treat in addition to hearing from some great speakers, a Q & A follows. A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Growing Chefs.

Note: Limited tickets available. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket. ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

http://foodtalksvolume1.eventbrite.com

This is the first event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.

Watch the Vancouver Foodster Food Talks video

Our Speakers Line-up:

Trevor Bird

Trevor Bird just opened Fable Kitchen in Kitsilano in early May, and also runs his own catering business, Trevor Bird Cooking. He has also been featured this season on Top Chef Canada and is still in the running for Top Chef. Prior to this, he was the chef de partie at the Shangri-La hotel in Vancouver. He also worked as a chef at Truffert and as a sous chef at Restaurant Garcon, both in Montreal, where he is originally from. Trevor has a degree in culinary management from Algonquin College in Ottawa. A restless spirit, Trevor has spent equal parts of his career on the east and west coasts of Canada. His constant searching even led to a stint in Peru to cook for an NGO. He’s hoping Top Chef Canada will provide his next big challenge. Visit Trevor’s web site for tips, recipes and more.

Stephanie Yuen was born in Hong Kong and has lived in Vancouver for more than thirty years. She is the Author of the Douglas & McIntyre published “East Meets West” Cookbook (released May 2012). The first book of its kind, East Meets West is a celebration of the city’s Asian food and a mouthwatering compilation of distinctive dishes from its most talented—but often unheralded—kitchens. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English and worked as a journalist for Sing Tao, the Vancouver Chinese newspaper, before developing a career as a freelance food journalist. She was a food columnist for CBC Radio 1, and she now writes for Edible Canada and What’s On magazine, contributes to the Vancouver Sun and appears frequently on radio and TV. Follow her blog about Asian food:beyondchopsticks.com. Stephanie also co-founded the Vancouver Chinese Restaurant Awards.

Mike McDermid is the Ocean Wise Manager at the Vancouver Aquarium,  a conservation program created to educate and

empower consumers about issues surrounding sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise  works directly with restaurants and markets to help them make ocean-friendly buying decisions based on the most current scientific information, and provides an easily recognizable eco-logo to mark these products. Through work with partner businesses, the seafood industry, and government, Ocean Wise is helping to create a market for sustainable seafood in Canada. Mike’s background includes 10 years of research, education and program

development experience focused on marine and aquatic environments in British Columbia. He has conducted fisheries related research with the University of British Columbia, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment, and the Vancouver Aquarium.

Hunter J. Moyes climbed the culinary ladder from an early age, and has been called “Chef” for a few years now. Currently, one of the Chefs and event organizers behind East Vancouver’s Waldorf Hotel, he leads a double life with environmental and political NGO’s on the side. With over 10,000 hours cooking under his belt across Canada, and years of events with NGO’s, Hunter is fit to talk food – with a hint of politics, a dash of environmental issues, and a pinch of local agri-news. Salt to taste.

Outside of The Waldorf Hotel, Hunter is about to launch a Non-profit Organization called The Tiffin Project, with a group of restaurants in Vancouver, who’d like to see if they can try to phase out TO GO packaging in their businesses while raising money to subsidize their purchasing of local ingredients at the same time. The project – which he’ll explain – hopes to become a revenue engine for the re-localization of the consumption power of Vancouver’s restaurant community.

Roberta LaQuaglia is the Operations Manager for Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM), a non-profit society that brings locally produced food to urban consumers through the creation of pop-up plazas of commerce across the city. Roberta works collaboratively with vendors, staff, volunteers, community members and site hosts to meet the needs of all market stakeholders.  She also totes tents, hoists tables & patrols parking as one of the market crew whenever needed.

When she isn’t organizing farmers markets, Roberta can be found baking goodies for her family and preserving her market bounty for trading at monthly “Food Swap Burnaby” events, that she also organizes. Roberta is a graduate of Langara’s Display and Design program and comes by her love of food and the domestic arts honestly, from her mom.

 

The Evening: Enjoy tasty appetizers from W2 Media Cafe followed by a wonderful line-up of speakers who will talk about themselves and their passion related to the food community.  There will be a Q & A where you will have a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers. Each guest will receive a ticket for a glass of red or white wine, there will also be a draw for prizes and to finish off the evening you will take home a sweet Treat from one of Vancouver’s bakeries.

Growing Chefs is our designated charity, support their wonderful organization that educates children on the food community in the public schools.

Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra); $75 for 3 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends together and save by purchasing a 3 pak (eventbrite fee extra) before June 1st. * $40 per person after June 1st.– ticket price includes appetizers and a glass of wine, along with a sweet treat in addition to hearing from some great speakers, a Q & A follows. A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Growing Chefs.

Note: Limited tickets available. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable with printed proof of ticket. ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc