Food Talks Vol 14

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Food Talks Vol 14 Speakers (from left to right)  Shaun and Sonia Strobel, Teddie Geach, Guy Dean, Trevor Bird and Mike McDermid

On November 2 we presented the 14th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers from the Seafood and Oceans community who spoke about themselves and our Theme: From boat to table – the sustainable seafood supply chain.

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The evening began as guests had a change to take a behind the scenes tour of the Vancouver Aquarium galleries.

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Richard Wolak (Host and Founder of Food Talks and Vancouver Foodster) welcome all and introduced our speakers.

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Teddie Geach

Ocean Wise Seafood Specialist; Vancouver Aquarium

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Guy Dean

Albion Farms & Fisheries

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Sonia Strobel

Skipper Otto’s Community Supported Fishery

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Trevor Bird

Chef of Fable Kitchen and Fable Diner

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Mike McDermid

The Fish Counter

There was a Q & A following the speakers which Richard Wolak moderated and guests had a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

Thank you to our volunteer Katherine as well as team at the Vancouver Aquarium.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Vol 13

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Food Talks Vol 13 Speakers (from left to right) David D. Kitts, David Speight, Victoria (Vicki) Wakefield, Véronik Campbell and Colin Moore. 

On October 28 we presented the 13th event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers from the UBC community who spoke about themselves and our Theme: UBC Food Systems

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The evening began as guests mingled over coffee and tea, followed by a wonderful selection of charcuterie,  cheeses and passed canapes from the host location Sage Restaurant on the UBC Campus.

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Richard Wolak (Host and Founder of Food Talks and Vancouver Foodster) welcome all and introduced our speakers.

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Colin Moore

Director, Food Services UBC

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David D. Kitts           

Professor,  Food Science, Food Chemistry and Toxicology, Food Nutrition and Health, Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

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Victoria (Vicki) Wakefield

Purchasing Manager – Student Housing & Hospitality Services

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Véronik Campbell

Academic Programs Manager at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm

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David Speight

Executive Chef, UBC Food Services

There was a Q & A following the speakers which Richard Wolak moderated and guests had a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

Thank you to our volunteer Katherine as well as UBC Food Services and Sage Restaurant.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 12

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Food Talks Vol 12 Speakers (from left to right) Takayuki Omi, Peter Van Stolk, Loren Taves, Dominique Duby and Cindy Duby.

On April 27 we presented the twelfth event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers from our community who spoke about themselves and our Theme: Perfectionism in our Food Community 

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The evening began as guests mingled over coffee and tea from the host location Momento Coffee House on the Great Northern Way Campus.

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Richard Wolak (Host and Founder of Food Talks and Vancouver Foodster) welcome all and introduced our speakers.

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Dominique and Cindy Duby

Chefs and Co-Owners Wild Sweets

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Takayuki Omi

Chef at The Raw Bar

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Peter Van Stolk

CEO – Spud

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Loren Taves

Owner, Taves Family Farms and Applebarn Pumpkin Farm

There was a Q & A following the speakers which Richard Wolak moderated and guests had a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

Thank you to our Videographer Geoff Peters,our volunteer Stephanie and our photographer Michelle Hondl, as well as Momento Coffee House.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 11

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Food Talks Vol 11 Speakers (from left to right) Lauren Elbe, Ken Beattie, Paul Davidescu, Steve Hodge and Yashar Nijati.

On September 16 we presented the eleventh event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers from our community who spoke about themselves and our Theme: Innovation in our Food Community.

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The evening began as guests mingled over coffee and tea from the host location Lost & Found Cafe.

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Yashar Nijati

Founder – Yummus Organics

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Lauren Elbe

Founder – Nuez Milk

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Paul Davidescu

Co-Founder – Tangoo

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Steve Hodge

Pastry Chef and Owner of Temper Pastry

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Ken Beattie

Beer Educator – Eureka Beer Guide

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There was a Q & A following the speakers which Richard Wolak moderated and guests had a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

Thank you to our Videographer Geoff Peters, and our volunteer Stephanie. Photo credit for group shot The Food Gays.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 10

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Food Talks Vol 10 Speakers (from left to right) Tim Pawsey, Michaela Morris, Michele Boufard, John Clerides, Sid Cross and David Schoelfield.

On December 3rd we presented the tenth event in this Food Talks series which featured 5 inspiring speakers from our community who spoke about themselves and a different wine related topic.

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The evening began as guests mingled over wine from the host location Vancouver Urban Winery.

Representatives from three wine related organizations then spoke about their organization giving everyone an over view as to their role in the wine community.

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Mark Hicken

Modernize Wine Association of British Columbia 

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Masa Shiroki

Artisan SakeMaker

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David Stansfield

Fresh Tap and Vancouver Urban Winery

 

Our Speakers Line-up:

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SID CROSS

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

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MICHELLE BOUFFARD and MICHAELA MORRIS 

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

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TIM PAWSEY 

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

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 JOHN CLERIDES 

Topic: Nuturing & Developing a Wine Culture in BC

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There was a Q & A following the speakers which Richard Wolak moderated and guests had a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

View all of the speakers presentations and the Q & A here which were filmed by Geoff Peters.

Thank you to Dianne Chow for taking the photos  (see more photos), as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, and our volunteer Caro.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 9

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Food Talks Vol 9 Speakers (from left to right) Felix Schellenberg, Peter Ladner, Susan Davidson, Andrea Carlson and Jenice Yu.

On September 24 we presented the ninth event in this Food Talks series which 5 inspiring speakers from our community who spoke about themselves and Sustainability in our Food System.

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The evening began as guests mingled over delicious appetizers, and desserts from the host location Lost + Found Cafe.

Our 5 Speakers:

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Chef Andrea Carlson

Chef and Owner Burdock & Co Restaurant and Harvest Community Foods.

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Felix Schellenberg

Owner of Chilcotin Harvest and Pasture to Plate

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Peter Ladner

Former City Councillor, Author of The Urban Food Revolution

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Jenice Yu 

Owner of Fresh Ideas Start Here Market Ltd. [F.I.S.H. Market]

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Susan Davidson

Glorious Organics Co-op

There was a Q & A following the speakers which Richard Wolak moderated and guests had a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers

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Thank you to Dianne Chow for taking the photos  (see more photos), as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, and our volunteer Cherie.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 8

Food Talks Vol 8 Speakers (from left to right) Karan Barnaby, Angie Quaale, Merri Schwartz, Susan Mendelson and Meeru Dhaliwala

Food Talks Vol 8 Speakers (from left to right) Karen Barnaby, Angie Quaale, Merri Schwartz, Susan Mendelson and Meeru Dhalwala

On June 11th we presented the Eighth event in this Food Talks series which celebrated its first year of hosting inspiring speakers from our community. Our wonderful line-up of all women speakers spoke about themselves and their role as a Woman Chef in the Food Community. See each of their video presentations here!

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The evening began as guests mingled over delicious appetizers from the chefs team at The Westin Grand.

Our 5 Speakers:

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Chef Karen Barnaby

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Chef Meeru Dhalwala

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Chef Susan Mendelson

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Chef Angie Quaale

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Chef Merri Schwartz

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The owners of Binh’s Lollipops (from Left to Right is Binh and Cindy) were talked about the treats they created to celebrate the Food Talks first Anniversary which they custom created for the event.

There was a Q & A following the speakers which Richard Wolak moderated and guests had a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

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View all of the speakers presentations and the Q & A here which were filmed by Geoff Peters.

Thank you to Dianne Chow for taking the photos  (see more photos), as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, and our volunteer Taylor.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 6

Food Talks Vol 6 Speakers (from left to right) Themis Velgis, Shab Samimi, Mark Simpson, Julia Smith, James Coleridge & Marcus Von Albrecht (photo by Dianne Chow)

On February 12th we presented the sixth Food Talks Vancouver event that featured a selection of  inspirational speakers from our food community.

The evening began as guests mingled over delicious canapés from the chef Simon McNeil and his team at Dockside in the Granville Island Hotel.

Canapes included: Fire roasted chili prawns with garlic Ancho jelly, Irish Dubliner & glazed pear lollies with house quince butter, Mini Banh Mi Sliders with hoisin mayo & siracha smear, petite pistachio financiers.

Each guest received two sampler-sized Dockside craft beers of their choice to enjoy with the appetizers while mingling before the speakers talked.

Our 5 Speakers:

James Coleridge – Founder & Maestro of Bella Gelateria

Julia Smith – Founder of Urban Diggs Farm

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

Marcus Von Albrecht – Chef & President of Mava Foods and Von Albrecht & Associates

Chef Themis Velgis and Shahab Samimi – Co-Founders of Pura Sweeteners

There was a Q & A following the speakers where guests had a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers.

James Coleridge of Bella Gelateria created a custom flavour using one of Mark Simpson’s Dockside Beers the Dark Lager and they collaborated, guests were fortunate to enjoy a scoop of this exclusive local Sorbetto.

Thank you to Dianne Chow for taking the photos, as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, and our volunteers Caro and Taylor.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Talks Vol 5 Speakers (from left to right) Isabelle Ranger, Kalpna Solanki, Daniel Frankel, John Bishop, Hamid Attie (photo by Dianne Chow)

On December 4th we presented the fifth Food Talks Vancouver event that featured a selection of  inspirational speakers from our food community.

The evening began as guests mingled over delicious canapés from the chefs at the Stanley Park Pavilion.

Our 5 Speakers:

John Bishop

Chef, Author & Owner of Bishops Restaurant

Isabelle Ranger

Founder – Namasthe Tea Co

Daniel Frankel

President – Daniel Group

Kalpna Solanki

Founder of Martin’s Marvelous Naturals

Hamid Attie

Photographer – Hamid Attie Photography

Our registration team (from left to right) Taylor, Kelsey and Joe

Panel of Speakers during the Q & A

Thank you to Dianne Chow for taking the photos, as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, and our volunteers Joe, Kelsey and Taylor.

By: Richard Wolak