CPBA Bartender Book Swap and Sale

The First CPBA Bartender Book Swap and Sale is being held February 10th Ever since 1862, when Jerry Thomas published his “Bar-Tender’s Guide”, the first ever book of cocktail recipes, the technique, art and lore of drink-making have been collected into innumerable guides, bibles and compendia that have inspired and educated aspiring bartenders. With the…

Surrey Hospital Gala – Bollywood Ball

Bollywood Ball Looks to the Future   Surrey Hospital & Outpatient Centre Foundation to complete Project Eye initiative with first-ever gala On Saturday, February 13, 2016, Project Eye, a campaign to prevent blindness from retinal disease, will culminate in the inaugural Bollywood Ball, presented by Bausch + Lomb. The object of Project Eye is to equip BC’s newest…

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…

TACOFINO CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR

TACOVERSARY: TACOFINO CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR IN GASTOWN BY GIVING BACK TO BOTH CUSTOMERS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY Tacofino to Donate Proceeds of Half-Price Fish Tacos Sold on Jan. 30 to Potluck Café Society   Tacofino is marking the first anniversary of its flagship Gastown location by serving up a celebratory special to its loyal customers that will also raise…

“EVENING OF HOPE GALA”

 SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION “EVENING OF HOPE GALA” VENETIAN MASQUERADE PARTY: REVEALING THE FACES OF HOMELESSNESS   Benefiting Mary’s Place on February 6, 2016, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel  The Seattle Hotel Association (SHA) 19th annual fundraiser “Evening of Hope Gala” presented by Delta Air Lines will transport guests to a grand Venetian Masquerade Ball of yesteryear…

National Cupcake Day on Feb. 29

Bake a difference for animals for National Cupcake Day on Feb. 29   Did you know that simply by baking cupcakes you can help animals in need? Bakers across the country are pulling out their aprons and dusting off their cupcake tins in preparation for Canada’s fourth annual National Cupcake Day for SPCAs and Humane Societies…

Buying Local Means Giving Local

 This Holiday Season with BC VQA Wine Portion of December BC VQA Wine sales goes towards Food Banks BC   Buying Local Means Giving Local this Holiday Season with BC Wineries give local this holiday season donating partial proceeds from sales in BC VQA Wine Stores towards Food Banks BC as a proud sponsor of the 29th Annual…

#FridayFarmer – Whole Foods Market

Vancouver Farmers Markets coupon program for low-income families receives $42,500 boost from Whole Foods Market   Sixty low-income families, many of them refugees and newly settled Canadians, will get a boost to their food budgets at Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) this fall and winter, thanks to the support of natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market…

BC Hospitality Foundation

100 Reasons to Celebrate this Season Made-in-BC charity reaches milestone The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is pleased to announce that it has reached a significant milestone. This November, the BCHF helped its 100th beneficiary. As you read the inspiring testimonial of Susan Selles, the Foundation encourages you to share her story of hope and determination with…

Kelowna Gold Medal Ready

The Canadian Culinary Championships February 5 & 6, 2016 Kelowna GOLD MEDAL ready   Kelowna, home of The Canadian Culinary Championships is set to host award-winning Chefs from across Canada for a weekend-long “Celebration of Canadian Excellence” from February 5-6, 2016 as part of the illustrious Gold Medal Plates. Kelowna’s Gold Medal Plates reflects the…

Taste of Tulalip Celebration Dinner

“The culinary festival of the year. A food and wine experience filled with extraordinary epicurean treats…Savour an abundant array of spectacular fare from Tulalip’s top notch culinary team lead by Executive Chef Perry Mascitti and sample hand selected pours by award winning Sommelier Tommy Thompson, showcasing wineries from Washington, Oregon, California and around the globe.”…

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – December 12 – 13th

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy unites local artists, designers and makers 12th annual show planned for December 12 – 13th at Heritage Hall in Vancouver, BC   At Christmas, our consumerism seems to be at its highest. It’s when we spend too much time standing in malls, purchasing gifts in volumes, and not even considering the human…

Lights of Hope

Enjoy a night of holiday fashion, entertaining tips and special savings at the Lights of Hope charity shopping event to benefit the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation at Hudson’s Bay Vancouver Downtown on Thursday, November 26 from 6-9 p.m. Join celebrity stylist and TV personality Brad Goreski, renowned chef David Hawksworth, and internationally acclaimed bartender Lauren…