Farm Friends: BC Wineries respond to Alberta’s BC Wine Boycott with Love

  Wineries to host public “Farm Friends” event with BC wine and Alberta beef And call for supporters to make March 2018 BC Wine Month   Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an immediate boycott on all imports of wines from British Columbia Tuesday, in what is becoming a growing inter-provincial spat over the Kinder Morgan…

FRONT AND CENTRE: CAFÉ MEDINA MARKS MILESTONE 10th ANNIVERSARY AS VANCOUVER’S PREMIER BRUNCH DESTINATION WITH FEBRUARY FUNDRAISER

   Café Medina Team Thanks Friends, Family and Fans by Giving Back to BC Hospitality Foundation via ‘Front of the Line’ Fundraiser   Beloved brunch hotspot Café Medina will celebrate its first delicious decade by shelving its usual no-reservations policy to bring back its popular ‘Front of the Line’ Fundraiser throughout the month of February. From…

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…

MAKE IT MEAT – Brewery & The Beast

  Tickets to the fifth annual Brewery & The Beast go on sale Monday, May 1st at 10 a.m. Canada’s favourite annual meat festival, Brewery & The Beast, returns to Vancouver on Sunday, July 23, 2017. Located at Concord Pacific Lot (88 Pacific Boulevard), from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., more than 50 of Vancouver…

Seven Days. Three Ingredients. One way to give back.

  Negroni Week supports local charities, including the BCHF Negroni Week takes place at various venues across BC and the world from June 6-12, 2016, with a portion of proceeds going to charity. Several restaurants and bars in Vancouver have designated the BC Hospitality Foundation as their charity of choice, including The Cascade Room, CinCin Ristorante + Bar, Distillery Bar…

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…

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…

Contest Alert: #WhyIWorkHere

#WhyIWorkHere is a tribute to the people that make your job easier. #WhyIWorkHere is about the people who keep you sane in the middle of a rush. #WhyIWorkHere is about your teammates who are more than co-workers. They’re family. #WhyIWorkHere makes getting off at 3am not that bad. When industry workers are in financial need, the BCHF has the…

BEYOND THE SEA: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR EXTENDS SOLD-OUT SUNDAY SEAFOOD BOIL SERIES INTO SEPTEMBER

With all seven of its inaugural Sunday Seafood Boil Series events in July and August already sold out, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is pleased to announce four additional dates to take place on their wrap-around outdoor patio this September, with tickets now available at www.boulevardvancouver.ca/events. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Boulevard will…

Vij’s Sommelier Creates A Wine For Charity

 Vij’s Star Sommelier Mike Bernardo Launches Okanagan Crush Pad’s 5th Wine Campus Project Mike B Riesling Cabinett 2014 Vancouver’s 2014 Sommelier of the Year, Mike Bernardo Vij’s Companies director of operations and wine director released  Okanagan Crush Pad wineries 5th Wine Campus project Mike B Riesling Cabinett ($24.90) on April 29, 2015. The Wine Campus program allows local sommeliers to shepherd a…

Top Shelf at BC Distilled 2015

Top Shelf at BC Distilled   The Results are in for the 2015 BC Distilled Best of Show  On Saturday, April 18, over 600 local spirits enthusiasts sampled their way through the province’s finest offerings at BC Distilled, British Columbia’s premier micro-distillery festival. With two sold out public events, fourteen unique vendors to the previous year and a pop-up Legacy Liquor…

Tourism Victoria Names BC Hospitality Foundation as First Official Charitable Partner

  Tourism Victoria is pleased to announce the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) as its first official charitable partner. Tourism Victoria will provide access to various marketing channels and work with the Foundation to find new and innovative ways to enhance its profile within the hospitality industry. “Tourism Victoria is proud to be working with the BC Hospitality Foundation…

Cheers to the Next Generation of Beverage Superstars

The BCHF Presents Sommelier Scholarships at Van Mag Awards, Supports Bartender of the Year Prize On Tuesday, April 22 at the  Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, held at the Sheraton Wall Centre, the BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), with the sponsorship and support of Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP), presented its annual sommelier scholarships to five talented professionals currently serving in the hospitality industry…

Getting in the Spirit at BC Distilled

This was one fun inaugural event! Saturday at the CBC building saw spirit enthusiasts having a great time. With 17 local micro-distilleries on hand offering up samples of Gin, Vodka, Whisky & other spirits which included liqueurs and brandies among other mixed drinks, non alcoholic drinks and mixers and more there was something for everyone…

Spirited People’s Choice Awards

The Results are in for BC Distilled’s Best of Show Presented by the Gin Society On Saturday, May 10, over 500 local spirits aficionados sampled their way through the province’s finest offerings at BC Distilled, British Columbia’s premier micro-distillery festival. The sold out inaugural event proved that the public’s passion for local ingredients includes local spirits…