Food Talks Volume 4

Food Talks Vol 4 Speakers (from left to right) Pete Schouten, Douglas, Emad Yacoub, Steve Thorp, Mike Macquisten and Greg Hook (in the front row) – Shannon Bosa-Yacoub and Lesley Stowe (photo by Dianne Chow)

On October 23rd we presented the fourth Food Talks Vancouver event that featured a selection of  inspirational speakers from our food community.

Boxes of Indian Salmon Candy & Broccoli slaw

Indian Salmon Candy & Broccoli slaw

Endive ……

Leeann Froese of OK Crush Pad Wine

The evening started off with guests mingling over a glass of Ok Crush Pad wine inside the Vancouver Urban Winery. Guests were treated to delicious canapés prepared by Chef Julian Bond and his talented crew of student chefs from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

Our 5 Speakers:

Lesley Stowe of Lesley Stowe Fine Foods

Greg Hook of Chocolate Arts

Mike Macquisten and Steve Thorp of Vancouver Urban Winery

Emad Yacoub and Shannon Bosa-Yacoub of Glowbal Group Restaurants

Pete Schouten of Hardbite Potato Chips

Braden Douglas of Hardbite Potato Chips

Then there were prizes to be won as we held our draw prize giveaway.

Kent Houston (L) of Lets Patch & Helen Stortini (R) of Growing Chefs

One of the drawprizes was a Patch Planter to grow herbs/veggies.

Chocolate Treats Box from Chocolate Arts

Chocolate Arts provided the creative box of chocolate treats for everyone to take home at the end of the evening. Hardbite Potato Chips handed our bags of their different flavours of chips to guests as well.

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 Tyler Yee and his family.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 3

Food Talks Vol 3 Speakers & Host – L-R: Zach Berman, Mary MacKay, Preet Marwaha, Eric Pateman, Patrick Murphy, Richard Wolak, Ryan Slater (photo by: Ariane Colenbrander)

On August 14th we presented the third Food Talks Vancouver event that featured 5 inspirational speakers from our food community.

Watermelon Skewers with Shaved Feta and Kalmata Olive with Mint Puree

Bacon & Aged White Cheddar Certified Angus Beef Sliders with Avocado and Chipotle Mayo

Albacore Tuna Poke set on Fried Taro Root Chip with Micro Herbs

Nk’mip Cellars Wine

DJ Bob Graham of Airwaves

The evening began poolside on the PopUpPatio at the Westin Grand Hotel where guests mingled over Executive Chef Matthew Richmond’s delicious appetizers. Guests also enjoyed wine from Nk’mip Cellars as well as music from DJ Bob Graham of Airwaves Music.

Novus TV Food Talks feature on Vol 3 was filmed on location  for their #CityLights show.

Our 5 Speakers:

Eric Pateman is the President and Founder of Edible Canada

Ryan Slater and Zach Berman are the co-founders of The Juice Truck

Preet Marwaha is the CEO and Founder of Organic Lives

Mary Mackay is the Head Baker and co-owner of Terra Breads

Patrick Murphy co-own Vista D’oro Farms & Winery

We then had a prize draw for people to win.

Cocoa Nymph Chocolates

Cocoa Nymph Chocolates provided the creative box of treats for everyone to take home at the end of the evening.

Thank you to Alfonso Arnold and his team of photographers as well as Ariane Colenbrander for the group of speakers photo, as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, and our volunteers Jonathan Yee & Audrey Ling.

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Volume 2

The panel of speakers at the Q & A (photo by: Ariane Colenbrander)

On July 10th we presented the second Food Talks Vancouver event that featured 5 inspirational speakers from our food community.

Lamb Sliders

Chicken Satay Sticks

Roti

The evening began at the Delta Burnaby Hotel where guests mingled over Chef Dan Craig’s delicious appetizers as well had an opportunity to watch Chef John Chang make Roti and then eat the Roti.

Syrah from Painted Rock Winery

Guests also had a chance to have some of the award winning Syrah from Painted Rock Winery.

Our 5 Speakers:

John Skinner – Proprietor, Painted Rock Estate Winery Ltd

Chef Wendy Boys – Owner of Cocolico

Adam Chandler – Co-Owner of Beta5

Debra Amrein-Boyes – Co-Owner of The Farm House Cheeses

Jason Pleym, President & Co-Founder, Two Rivers Meats

We then had a prize draw for people to win.

Beta 5 Chocolates provided the creative box of treats for everyone to take home at the end of the evening.

More Photos taken by Ariane Colenbrander

Thank you to Ariane Colenbrander for the photos, as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, Tyler Yee and all of our volunteers.

Photo Credit: Ariane Colenbrander

By: Richard Wolak

Food Talks Vancouver Volume 1

Richard Wolak (moderator) & the panel of speakers (photo by: Dan Poh)

On June 5th we presented the first Food Talks Vancouver event that featured 5 inspirational speakers from our food community.

Chef Karen McAthy of W2 Media Cafe (photo by: Dan Poh)

The evening began at W2 Media Cafe on 111 West Hastings where guests mingled over Chef Karen McAthy’s Indian Summer inspired appetizers as well as an assortment of espresso beverages; along with red and white wine from Misconduct Wine Co.

Our 5 Speakers:

1st speaker: Mike McDermid (photo by: Dan Poh)
2nd speaker: Stephanie Yuen (photo by: Dan Poh)
3rd speaker: Hunter Moyes (photo by: Dan Poh)
4th speaker: Trevor Bird (photo by: Dan Poh)
5th speaker: Roberta LaQuaglia (photo by: Ariane Colenbrander)

Mike McDermid — Ocean Wise Manager at the Vancouver Aquarium

Stephanie Yuen – Food Writer & Author of “East Meets West”

Hunter J. Moyes – Chef at the Waldorf Hotel & Founder of The Tiffin Project

Chef Trevor Bird – Top Chef Canada Competitor & Chef/Owner Fable Kitchen

Roberta LaQuaglia — Operations Manager for Vancouver Farmers Markets

Richard Wolak moderated the panel of speakers for the interactive Q & A.

Helen Stortini the Executive Director of Growing Chefs spoke about her fine organization and the charity we are supporting with our Food Talk series of events.

Treats by Soirette Macaron

Soirette Macaron provided the creative Smore and match stick Macaron treats for everyone to take home at the end of the evening.

Richard Wolak (L) introducing Chef Trevor Bird (r) (photo by: Ariane Colenbrander)

More Photos taken by Ariane Colenbranderhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/arianec/7344131018/in/set-72157630001427941/

Thank you to Dan Poh and Ariane Colenbrander for the photos, as well as our Videographer Geoff Peters, Jonathan Yee and all of our volunteers.

By: Richard Wolak