DINERS CHOICE AWARDS

NEW CATEGORIES, NEW WINNERS HIGHLIGHTED IN 2016 DINERS CHOICE AWARDS   The votes are in and the people have spoken. More than 34,100 votes were cast by eager diners for this year’s Peoples’ Choice Awards at the Chinese Restaurant Awards. The results were tabulated and audited by Jacqueline Lai, CPA. Some of the outcomes could be…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation

Discover The Next Course of the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation   TELUS OptikTM Local serves up a slice of behind-the-scenes action from the 2015 competition Hungry for a taste of what happens behind the scenes at the annual Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation? The Next Course, a 10-episode mini series produced with support from TELUS Optik Local, follows Chef…

LES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER SCHOLARSHIPS

Les Dames D’Escoffier B.C. Chapter (Les Dames) is once again offering scholarships for B.C. women with a desire to begin training in the culinary, beverage or hospitality fields, and for women already skilled in these fields who seek to further their expertise. Deadline for application is February 28, 2016. In 2015, Les Dames BC awarded…

OPUS Hotel Vancouver named to Condé Nast

Traveler’s Gold List 2016 Yaletown’s boutique hotel makes editors’ picks for top hotels in the world   Condé Nast Traveler, the world’s authority on travel, has recently announced their Gold List 2016 of editors’ picks for top hotels in the world and OPUS Hotel Vancouver is honoured to be amongst them. This year’s Gold List spans six continents and…

A CELEBRATION OF CHINESE CUISINE

The number eight is considered highly auspicious in Chinese culture. That’s because the spoken word for ‘eight’ (baat) sounds like the word meaning ‘good fortune,’ and 2016 marks lucky year eight for the Chinese Restaurant Awards (CRA). Through seven years, more than 130,000 votes cast, innumerable dishes devoured and judged; the CRA has raised awareness…

CHEF ALEX CHEN TAKES TOP SPOT

THE MIDAS TOUCH: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN TAKES TOP SPOT AT 10th ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL PLATES COMPETITION IN VICTORIA Pairing of Local Pork Terrine with Foxtrot Vineyards’ Pinot Noir Earns Chef Coveted Title as BC Representative at The Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen set…

Best Burger Challenge

The Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 22 – November 15, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based…

Vancouver Foodster Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge Award Winners

Vancouver Foodster Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge Award Winners   The  Vancouver Foodster Craft Beer Cocktail Challenge was a success featuring 4 creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their Craft Beer Cocktail creation from October 1-25, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each…

Vancouver Magazine #TBT

The Wines of the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Food was certainly the focus for the day at the recent Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards held at the Sheraton Wall Centre, but there is no doubt that wine won the award for best supporting role. Some of BC’s best wineries poured their wines, which pair up so…

Vancouver Foodster Stacked Sandwich Challenge

Vancouver Foodster Stacked Sandwich Challenge Award Winners The Vancouver Foodster Stacked Sandwich Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their stacked sandwich creation from September 10-30, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation…

Congratulations Jim Wyse, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, named EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Pacific 2015

Jim Wyse, proprietor of the Okanagan’s Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, has been named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Pacific 2015 in the Hospitality and Tourism Category.  On September 24th he accepted the award at a regional award banquet held at Vancouver’s Trade and Convention Centre and emceed by Chris Gailus. The EY Entrepreneur Of The…

Vancouver Foodster Ceviche Challenge Award Winners 

The Vancouver Foodster Ceviche Challenge was a huge success featuring 3 creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their ceviche creation from August 20 – September 13, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process…

Air Canada announced as Airline Sponsor for  Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation

  The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation is thrilled to announce Air Canada as Airline Sponsor for the Foundation’s 2015 culinary arts competition. Established in 2013, the Foundation brings to life the scholarship’s vision of inspiring and encouraging young chefs from across Canada by giving them the opportunity to cook in front of a panel of…

Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge Award Winners   

The Vancouver Foodster Sundae Challenge was a huge success featuring 4 sundae creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sundae creation from August 5-29, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste,…