Chefs Shine at #GoodFrance 2017

  Chefs whose love of food dates back to their childhood brought their unique styles and passion for French cuisine to this year’s #GoodFrance global event on March 21. Chefs from more than 2000 restaurants in five continents prepared a multi-course dinner that paid homage to French cuisine. In Vancouver, Bistro Pastis, Le Crocodile and…

GET CHOCOLATE HOPPY 

  Chez Christophe unveils bunny line-up of new Easter treats with part proceeds benefiting BC SPCA   Starting March 18, 2017 a brigade of bunnies is hopping over to Burnaby Height’s Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street) to ensure chocolate is the only kind of rabbit being gifted during Easter. Pastry chef and owner Christophe Bonzon…

Bistro Pastis Chef Mike Mikoda Embraces Classical French Cuisine for #GoodFrance March 21

  Chef Mike Mikoda is still relatively new at the helm over at Bistro Pastis, but his love of classical French cuisine has inspired him throughout his 15 year career. And he’s excited to have the opportunity to showcase his interpretation of time-honoured dishes at the third Annual #GoodFrance event on March 21. “I appreciate the…

Spring Lunch 2017 Help Girls Spread their Wings

Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland Spring Lunch 2017 Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 11 AM to 1:30 PM at Vancouver Convention Center’s West Building Level II Ocean Foyer with Spectacular North Shore and Harbourfront Views featuring 200 of Vancouver’s Engaged Business Community Champagne Cocktail Reception and Three-Course Lunch Personal Impact Story Testimonial and Distinguished Keynote Speaker,…

ALL YOU NEED IS LIÈGE: CAFÉ MEDINA REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO NON-PROFIT CHARITY PROGRAM MEALSHARE AS PART OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY 

  On March 25, Café Medina Will Feature Signature Belgian Liège Waffles as a Mealshare Menu Item, Allowing Guests To ‘Buy a Meal, Give a Meal’ To Local Youth in Need  Café Medina owner Robbie Kane is inviting the restaurant’s loyal fans, friends and family to come together and support the local community and a…

Doing Good by Dining Out

  Dining Out For Life 2017 returns on Thursday, March 30   The 23rd annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser is taking place on Thursday, March 30, 2017. On that day, Dining Out For Life participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Lower Mainland will donate 25% of their food sales in support…

Second Annual Science of Cocktails Raises $240,000 for Class Field Trips to Science World

  I’m fascinated with cocktails, and the talented people who make them. There’s an art, a mystery to these concoctions. And of course, there’s science – and the second annual Science of Cocktails brought all of these elements together in an event that exceeded everyone’s expectations. A record-breaking crowd of 1500 thirsty cocktail lovers and…

STELLAR ALL-FEMALE CHEF AND WINEMAKER LINE-UP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner at Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna. All profits will be donated to The Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan.  This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley…

SERVE AND PROJECT: FARMER’S APPRENTICE CHEF DAVID GUNAWAN TEAMS UP WITH NOURISH’S DAN CHEUNG FOR PROJECT CHEF FUNDRAISER MARCH 4

  Gunawan and Cheung Collaborate on Four-Course ‘Eat. Learn. Gather.’ Event that Underscores Importance of Making Informed Food Choices while Giving Back Reconnecting people with the importance of embracing local, organic and sustainable food comes into clear focus when Chef David Gunawan of Farmer’s Apprentice and Owner Dan Cheung of Nourish Vancouver team up to…

SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION’S 20TH ANNUAL “EVENING OF HOPE GALA” 

  DENIM TO DIAMONDS: TAKING A STAND AGAINST HOMELESSNESS—TRANSFORMING ONE LIFE AT A TIME Benefiting Mary’s Place on February 4, 2017, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel  The Seattle Hotel Association (SHA) is pulling out all the stops for their 20th annual fundraiser “Evening of Hope Gala” presented by Delta Air Lines, which will take guests…

Unsung Heroes Festival Schools Palates For A Sustainable Cause – Blue Water Cafe Sings the Virtues of the Sea

  Since 2004, Blue Water Cafe’s Executive Chef Frank Pabst has been spearheading tides of change during his Unsung Heroes Festival by showcasing unique and sustainable seafood. Throughout the month of February, we invite you to get schooled on delights from the deep – presented by Chef Frank and his brigade, who are longtime champions…