Five Years. Five Stars. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver Earns Fifth Consecutive Forbes Five Star Rating for Exceptional Service and Classic Residential-Style Accommodations

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, announces that Forbes Travel Guide has once again bestowed Five Stars, its highest designation, on Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Worldwide, 33 Four Seasons hotels and resorts earned the coveted Five-Star designation in 2018, setting the record for the highest number of Five-Star awards given to a…

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler Awarded Coveted Forbes Five-Star Rating for Third Consecutive Year

For Personalised and Distinctive Service, Spa Bestowed Four Stars   Forbes Travel Guide has awarded Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler a Five-Star rating, its highest honour.  Worldwide, 33 Four Seasons hotels and resorts earned the coveted Five-Star designation in 2018, setting the record for the highest number of Five-Star awards given to a single brand in the history of…

BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEX CHEN HOSTS TASTING MENU OF CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING FARE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14

One-night-only, Four-course Feast Features Chen’s Gold Medal-winning Dishes from 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen will recreate the dishes that won him the title of Canada’s top chef at the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships for a one-night-only tasting menu at the Downtown Vancouver restaurant on Wednesday, March 14…

IAN WHARTON NAMED ASPIRING SOMMELIER OF THE YEAR

  – CAPS BC’s Inaugural Title Is A First For Canada –   The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers named Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar’s Ian Wharton the 2018 Aspiring Sommelier at the organization’s annual competition. As the first recipient of this newly minted award, Ian’s superlative wine knowledge and service acumen earned him his…

Fort Berens Estate Winery Gold Medal Plates Mystery Wine

    The 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships, held recently in Kelowna, brought together eleven of the country’s top chefs for the prestigious Gold Medal Plates competition. The competing chefs participated in a series of tough challenges, including the Mystery Wine Pairing Competition. In the Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Chefs were given a mystery bottle of…

BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEX CHEN WINS 2018 CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS

  Chen Claims Gold, Distinction as Canada’s Top Chef Thanks to Signature Parfait of Wild BC Shellfish, ‘Chowder’, Northern Divine Caviar and Bull Kelp ‘Brioche’   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen struck gold yet again and claimed the crown as the nation’s foremost chef at the 12thannual edition of the Canadian Culinary Championships,…

FORT BERENS ESTATE WINERY PINOT GRIS UNCOVERED; DAGERAAD BLONDE CROWNED GOLD MEDAL PINT

Canadian Culinary Championships Competition #1 closes, chefs prepare for final day of events. The 2018 Culinary Championships closes off competition #1 with Chef Mike Robins, from Sous Sol in Winnipeg chosen by the 400 guests to receive the People’s Choice award. Chef Robins created a dish with some of the following ingredients: cold smoked halibut…

BC Hospitality Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Hospitality Scholarships

  The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is best known for providing financial assistance to hospitality industry members who are facing an extraordinary medical crisis, but the charitable organization also helps develop the next generation of industry members by offering a range of scholarships.  In 2018 the BCHF will again be granting 4 different types of…

Curry Cup pre-sale tickets available just in time for gifting

Treat your foodie friend this holiday season The Chefs’ Table Society of BC ‘s 5th annual Curry Cup returns to Heritage Hall (3102 Main St., Vancouver, BC) on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. A portion of the proceeds will be gifted to Project Chef for a local initiative. Early bird tickets are available until January…

CANADIAN CULINARY CHAMPIONSHIPS ANNOUNCE FINALE COMPETITORS

  As our Canadian Olympic athletes are in final preparations to take on the world at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games so are the eleven chefs who won gold in their regional qualifier competition across Canada! The 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships finalists are now confirmed. These Chefs have returned to their kitchens and many…

GOLD RUSH: 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 Alex Chen claimed the crown for the second time at the annual Gold Medal Plates culinary competition in…

BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR’S CONNOR SPERLING TAKES THE CROWN AT HAWKSWORTH YOUNG CHEF COMPETITION FINALS IN TORONTO

  Boulevard Chef de Partie Finishes First Amongst Eight of Canada’s Up-and-Coming Culinary Talents to Claim $10,000, Coveted Stage at Acclaimed International Restaurant   The Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar back-of-house brigade added yet another accolade to its already impressive resume this past weekend when Chef de Partie Connor Sperling took first place at the 2017…

Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition

Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards Maple Leaf Spirits, located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, is a multiple medal winner at the prestigious Sip Northwest competition based in Washington state. “I am thrilled that four of our products, made right here on the bench with Okanagan ingredients, have been recognized among…

Upper Bench Winery receives its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for BC Wine 

  Naramata Bench chardonnay wins prestigious accolade    Upper Bench Winery and Creamery is thrilled to welcome the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, to its winery on the picturesque Naramata Bench this Thursday, September 14, to receive its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia wines.     One of…

A TOAST TO LIQUIDITY WINES’ AWARD-WINNING PINOT NOIRS

  Okanagan Falls winery earns two awards in global Pinot competition    Liquidity Wines is raising a glass to their most recent wine world wins. The winery’s flavourful 2015 Pinot Noir Estate and 2014 Pinot Noir Equity have earned silver medals at the renowned Mondial des Pinots, the only global competition dedicated entirely to wines…