Vancouver World Chef Exchange Brings International Flavours to Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Celebrate Global Gastronomy with the Fourth Annual Vancouver World Chef Exchange, Presented by Aeroplan

Take your taste buds abroad at Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s most anticipated culinary event. The fourth annual Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan, will bring award-winning chefs from global culinary hubs to Vancouver for a series of five collaborative dinners, featuring flavours from Sydney, San Diego, Dusseldorf, Montreal, and London.

During each event, the visiting and local chefs will join forces to produce an incredible multi-course dinner at the Vancouver chef’s restaurant, taking inspiration from their respective restaurants’ most popular dishes; their own cultural influences and favourite fare; and local and seasonal ingredients.

The spirit of the Vancouver World Chef Exchange is one of collaboration and community building: sharing ideas and experiences, as well as developing relationships between Vancouver and international chefs and the destinations they come from.

Tickets for the Vancouver World Chef Exchange are now available for purchase—make sure to book them quick as seats are limited.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2019 Vancouver World Chef Exchange Pairings:

London’s Chef Warren Geraghty and Vancouver’s Felix Zhou
Where: Heritage Asian Eatery
When: January 22 at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Details: Heritage Asian Eatery Executive Chef and Owner Felix Zhou reunites with friend and former chef mentor Warren Geraghty of Rhubarb Hospitality Group (UK). This exciting pairing kicks off the series with a historic twist, as Chef Felix was our very first Chef Exchange participant in 2015 and Chef Warren is the former executive chef of Vancouver’s West Restaurant. During this one-night-only event, the chefs will work in tandem to prepare an internationally inspired multi-course tasting menu that showcases their respective global experiences. Learn more here.

Sydney’s Francesco Mannelli and Vancouver’s Chef Edgar Kano
Where: YEW seafood + bar
When: January 24
Details: Join YEW seafood + bar at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver’s Executive Chef Edgar Kano in welcoming Sydney’s Francesco Mannelli of Mode Kitchen & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. This culinary collaboration will see local ingredients transformed by Chef Francesco’s Mediterranean influence, combined with a kick of Chef Edgar’s Latin inspiration. True to YEW’s sustainable seafood concept, guests can expect simple dishes, executed exceptionally to highlight the quality of fresh Vancouver seafood. Learn more here.

San Diego’s Chef Jason McLeod and Vancouver’s Chef Chris Janowski
Where: Coquille
When: January 24 at 7:00 PM
Details: Join Coquille Restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine Chris Janowski and his team in welcoming San Diego’s Chef Jason McLeod of Ironside Fish & Oyster. A proponent of sustainable fishing, Chef Jason will collaborate with the team at Coquille on a multi-course, wine paired menu that offers a taste of what the Pacific Ocean offers us from British Columbia to Southern California. Learn more here.

Dusseldorf’s Chef Sascha Stemberg and Vancouver’s Chef Tim Schulte and Chef David Mueller
Where: Bauhaus Restaurant
When: January 30 at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM
Details: Bauhaus Restaurant’s Executive Chef Team, Tim Schulte and David Mueller, look forward to welcoming Dusseldorf’s Michelin Star Chef, Sascha Stemberg of Haus Stemberg. Inspired by his international travels, this five-course menu crafted by Chef Sascha will feature the best in Canadian ingredients, Asian flavors, and traditional European cooking techniques. Bauhaus Restaurants wine director Kevin Curley has worked closely with the chef team to create a British Columbia and German wine pairing. Learn more here.

Montreal’s Chef Jérémie Bastien and Vancouver’s Chef JC Poirier
Where: St. Lawrence Restaurant
When: January 31 at 8:30 PM and 8:15 PM
Details: Join St. Lawrence Restaurant’s Chef JC Poirier in welcoming Montreal’s Chef Jérémie Bastien of Monarque. Guests can expect “a night in Old Montreal” as the chefs combine their skills and experience to reflect cuisine routed in the Quebecois and Old French culture. This five-course dinner with a French wine pairing is sure to tantalize taste buds, helping bring a taste of the East coast over to the West. Learn more here.

Support for the Vancouver World Chef Exchange is provided by Premier Partner Aeroplan, the coalition loyalty program that brings its members closer to the people and places that matter most, and preferred partners Air Canada and the Westin Bayshore. For more information, including ticket prices, visit

Dine Out Vancouver Festival runs January 18 to February 3, 2019. Visit for more information.

About the Vancouver World Chef Exchange
The spirit of the Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan, is one of collaboration and is designed to spread Vancouver’s culinary story around the world. It is an exchange of ideas, experiences and ultimately the development of a community of relationships between Vancouver and international chefs and the cities they come from. The Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan, was developed and is produced by Tourism Vancouver as part of the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival and is sponsored by Air Canada and the Westin Bayshore Hotel. #VWCEx

About Dine Out Vancouver Festival
Produced by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. Attracting more than 100,000 locals and visitors, the festival takes over the city with 17 days of culinary events, prix fixe menus at 300-plus restaurants (at $15, $35, $25 or $45 price points), as well as “Dine and Stay” packages and special hotel rates. The festival promotes local and regional ingredients, BC VQA wines, and the city’s exceptional culinary talent. Dine Out’s premier partner is Aeroplan; festival partner is the Wines of British Columbia; and preferred partners include Air Canada, Kubera, OpenTable, The Westin Bayshore, Star Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Is Awesome, The Georgia Straight, Vancouver magazine, and Where magazine. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2019 runs from January 18 to February 3. @DineOutVanFest #dovf

About Tourism Vancouver
Tourism Vancouver is the official destination marketing organization for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The not-for-profit, member-based organization represents over 1,000 tourism businesses in Metro Vancouver and beyond. Tourism Vancouver markets Vancouver as a premier leisure, business, meetings and group travel destination in strategic markets around the world.

Media release and image provided by Carly Whetter, Tourism Vancouver.

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