Winner of Top Chef Canada Joins EAT! Vancouver 2017



Plus two talented chefs join the star-studded lineup of chefs

To kick-off ticket sales of EAT! Vancouver on July 17, the highly anticipated culinary festival announced additional outstanding chefs to the star-studded lineup of participating chefs.

• Nicole Gomes (Calgary), winner of Top Chef Canada’s 2017 All-Star and chef of Nicole Gourmet

• Shelome Bouvette (Vancouver), executive chef of Chicha Restaurant

• Isabel Chung (Whistler), executive chef of Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Gomes, Bouvette and Chung are all talented and passionate chefs who started their culinary journey in Canada and then traveled worldwide to gain global flavours to bring back to Canada. Through the years, they have fine-tuned their technique and discipline to transform their culinary skills and passion into edible art.

As first time chef participants in the renowned EAT! Vancouver festival, Gomes, Bouvette and Chung look forward to the creativity and collaborative synergy from Vancouver chefs and the city’s vibrant food scene.

Bouvette and Chung will collaborate on an EAT! Dinner series event to take place at Chicha on November 9. Gomes will join 16 of Canada’s acclaimed chefs to create delicious canapés during EAT! Harvest on November 10.

Tickets go on sale July 17 at Net proceeds from this year’s EAT! Vancouver festival will benefit Project CHEF.

All events are restricted to persons 19 years of age and older except for EAT! Pastry which is restricted to persons 12 years of age or older. ID required.


Chefs participating in EAT! 2017:

Andrea Carlson, Burdock & Co. (Vancouver)

Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy (NYC)

Angus An, Maenam (Vancouver)

Jeff Kang, Canis Restaurant (Toronto)

Hamid Salimian, Chef Hamid Salimian (Vancouver)

Robert Belcham, Campagnolo (Vancouver)

Todd Perrin, Mallard Cottage (St. John’s)

Trevor Bird, Fable (Vancouver)

Dave Mottershall, LOKA (Toronto)

Michael Robbins, AnnaLena (Vancouver)

Carl Heinrich, Richmond Station (Toronto)

Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng, Mak n Ming (Vancouver)

Mandel Hitzer, deer + almond (Winnipeg)

Lucais Syme, Cinara (Vancouver)

Nick Nutting, Wolf in the Fog (Tofino)

Shelome Bouvette, Chicha Restaurant (Vancouver)

Isabel Chung, Fairmont Chateau Whistler (Whistler)

Nicole Gomes, Nicole Gourmet (Calgary)


Pastry Chefs and Chocolatiers participating in EAT! 2017:

Nadège Nourian, Nadège Patisserie (Toronto)

Thomas Haas, Thomas Haas (Vancouver)

Patrice Demers, Patrice Pâtissier (Montreal)

Adam Chandler, Beta5 (Vancouver)

Lewis Birch, CinCin Ristorante + Bar (Vancouver)

Christophe Bonzon, Chez Christophe (Vancouver)

Thierry Busset, Thierry (Vancouver)

Eleanor Chow, Cadeaux Bakery (Vancouver)

Julian Helman, Karat Chocolate (Okanagan)

Steve Hodge, Temper (Vancouver)

Greg Hook, Chocolate Arts (Vancouver)

Betty Hung, Beaucoup Bakery (Vancouver)

Glenn Knowles, Gem Chocolates (Vancouver)

Chris Janik, Miku Restaurant (Vancouver)

Aaron Surman, 49th Parallel (Vancouver)

Mark Burton, YEW seafood + bar (Vancouver)


The 15th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is one of Canada’s most anticipated world-class culinary festivals in support of Project CHEF. Attracting attendees throughout North America, the 2017 EAT! Vancouver takes place from November 6 to 11 and features culinary collaborations from award-winning chefs across Canada and the U.S. with local thought-leading chefs. Experience a culinary experience like none other from this year’s events including: EAT! Dinner Series, EAT! Harvest, new EAT! Pastry and EAT! Expert Classes.

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