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The Iconic Spot Prawn Festival is back in-person at Fishermen’s Wharf!
Celebrate the BC Spot Prawn season together.
The Chefs’ Table Society of BC (CTS) and Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association (PPFA) are thrilled to announce that the much-loved annual Spot Prawn Festival is returning to Fishermen’s Wharf on False Creek for an in-person celebration on May 15, 2022.
The ‘Wildly Popular’ Spot Prawn Festival began in 2006 to foster a domestic market for this seasonal and sustainable seafood. This exciting event was suspended for the past two years due to the pandemic but is now back live.
The 2022 Spot Prawn Festival, which will take place on Sunday, May 15, 2022, is the Chefs’ Table Society’s annual fundraiser that allows the society to support scholarships for culinary students, and to further education, mentorship and sustainability initiatives. Funds will also support the society’s long-term legacy project, the CTS Culinary Centre, that will become a home for the culinary industry and food lovers.
Guests of the 2022 Spot Prawn Festival can celebrate the BC Spot Prawn fishery and support Chefs’ Table Society initiatives in three ways:
Free – access to the docks to purchase fresh BC Spot Prawns directly from fishers, view cooking demos and family-friendly activities
$10 – a 10 oz bowl of New England Chowder – to go if you want!
$65 – Spot Prawn Brunch – grazing style with high top tables and a tasting menu of six delicious BC Spot Prawn dishes
Tickets must be purchased in advance for the brunch. Chowder tickets can be purchased in advance or at the dock. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
The Chefs’ Table Chowder will be a delicious New England chowder with a freshly baked bun and can be purchased within a convenient time slot:
11 am to 12 noon
12 noon to 1 pm
1 pm to 2 pm
2 pm to 3 pm
The Chefs’ Table Spot Prawn Festival Brunch is a wonderful culinary adventure that offers two different service times: 11:30am to 1pm or 1:30pm to 3pm. Guests will enjoy six custom spot prawn dishes prepared by some of BC’s finest chefs. This is a delicious way to sample various creations and to interact directly with the chefs about their BC Spot Prawn preparation tips. The brunch will also include complementary tastings from local wine and beer sponsors, as well as a sweet treat.
Tickets for the brunch are $65.00 per person (plus tax and service fee) The brunch is 19+ and tickets are non-refundable.
BC Spot Prawns – the prawn fishing season opens Thursday, May 5, 2022, and fresh BC Spot Prawns will be available at Fisherman’s Wharf starting the afternoon of May 6 through the Spot Prawn Festival on May 15, 2022 and usually into early June. Of course, BC Spot Prawns freeze well but if you prefer fresh don’t miss the opportunity to visit the dock to purchase the delicacy directly from the fishers.
2022 Spot Prawn Festival returns in-person at Fisherman’s Wharf in Vancouver, BC to celebrate the local sustainable and delicious BC Spot Prawn. Hashtags to follow or use are #SpotPrawnFestival, #BCSpotPrawns, and #CTSBelong.
For further information and interviews, please contact:
Shawna Gardham, Executive Director
Chefs’ Table Society of BC
About The Chefs’ Table Society of BC
The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia (CTS) is a province-wide collaborative that fosters essential dialogue between culinary professionals. We support innovative, sustainable programs that inspire, educate and nurture cooks, producers and regional food industries. We promote standards of excellence that strengthen our regional cuisines. To ensure a valued legacy for all professional cooks, the Society is working to establish the CTS Culinary Centre.@chefstablebc
About Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association:
Formed in 2000, the Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association (PPFA) is a non-profit association representing the spot prawn license holders and crew in British Columbia. There are currently 245 licence holders eligible to commercially harvest Spot Prawns in BC. Spot Prawns are one of British Columbia’s most valuable shellfish products. The Spot Prawn fishery is well-known for sustainability leadership working collaboratively with partners, and funding science and enforcement programs. The PPFA’s values have always been on the continuing sustainability of the BC spot prawn fishery.@bcspotprawns
Media release and image provided by Shawna Gardham, Chefs’ Table Society of BC