FIT FOR A KING: ROYAL DINETTE CROWNED BEST NEW RESTAURANT AT ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

    Locavore-forward Restaurant’s Founding Chef/Owner David Gunawan Also Anointed Chef of the Year at Annual Awards Gala   Marking its eighth month of authentic, farm-to-table fare in fine style, Royal Dinette was crowned Best New Restaurant last night at the 27th annual edition of the prestigious Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, while its founding chef and … Read moreFIT FOR A KING: ROYAL DINETTE CROWNED BEST NEW RESTAURANT AT ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

CREW D’ÉTAT: CAFÉ MEDINA MANAGER JENNA BRISCOE BESTOWED WITH SERVICE ALL-STAR NOD AT VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Briscoe Among Five Singled Out for Industry Excellence at 27th Annual Awards Gala   A longtime fixture at Café Medina, manager Jenna Briscoe was honoured among a standing-room-only crowd of industry peers with a coveted Service All-Star designation at the 2016 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Originally from Alberta, Briscoe began her career in the restaurant industry in … Read moreCREW D’ÉTAT: CAFÉ MEDINA MANAGER JENNA BRISCOE BESTOWED WITH SERVICE ALL-STAR NOD AT VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

Richmond World Festival wins prestigious national award

  The Richmond World Festival has been named the Most Outstanding Event in Canada by the country’s leading industry experts. The honour was awarded at the 19th annual Canadian Event Industry Award Gala on March 31 in North York, Ontario.   “The City is proud to receive this award and have the inaugural Richmond World … Read moreRichmond World Festival wins prestigious national award

BC Distilled 2016 Applauds Audience Favourites

  On March 26, BC Distilled, Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, showcased 27 BC-based artisan distilleries to nearly 500 spirits connoisseurs who had the opportunity to sample locally-made gins, whiskies, liqueurs, vodkas and more. “The excitement around this year’s festival was really inspiring,” says event founder Alex Hamer. “We’re starting to see BC’s distilleries break … Read moreBC Distilled 2016 Applauds Audience Favourites

Port Moody Pit Master Wins 2nd Barn Burner BBQ

  Rusty’s BBQ takes home grand championship  The News: [Chilliwack, BC] The second Annual Barn Burner BBQ Competition, presented in Chilliwack by Johnston’s Pork and Fraser Valley Specialty Poultry was a huge success. Twenty-two teams competed for the grand championship which was captured by Port Moody BBQ veteran Rusty’s BBQ, who also received a perfect … Read morePort Moody Pit Master Wins 2nd Barn Burner BBQ

Richmond Chocolatiers Win Fourth Consecutive International Award

  Wild Sweets celebrates the season with Spring 2016 Chocolate Art Collection Richmond based, world-acclaimed chocolatiers, Dominique and Cindy Duby of Wild Sweets® kick-off the season with fourth consecutive win of The Best Chocolatiers & Confectioners in America Award. Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby have also released their Spring 2016 Limited Edition Chocolate Art Collection ($21.10) which features a … Read moreRichmond Chocolatiers Win Fourth Consecutive International Award

Liquidity Wines Wins Prestigious Chardonnay du Monde Prize in France

  Okanagan Fall’s vineyard awarded silver medal for world-class 2013 vintage Chardonnay   Liquidity Wines is proud to announce that their estate-grown 2013 Chardonnay has been awarded a silver medal at the prestigious Chardonnay du Monde international competition in France. Now in its 23rd year, the annual competition received 782 submissions from 39 countries, which were judged by a tasting … Read moreLiquidity Wines Wins Prestigious Chardonnay du Monde Prize in France

Vancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge Award Winners

The Vancouver Foodster 5th annual Poutine Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Maple Ridge.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from February 4-28, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this … Read moreVancouver Foodster Poutine Challenge Award Winners

Curry Cup winner Chef Roger Ma – Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

3rd Annual Chefs’ Table Society of BC Fundraiser crowns a new champion Chef Roger Ma of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar wins the Curry Cup    The Chefs’ Table Society of BC congratulates chef de cuisine Roger Ma and the team from Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar for winning the Third Annual Curry Cup competition … Read moreCurry Cup winner Chef Roger Ma – Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Gotham Steakhouse awarded Platinum 2016 Wine Program Excellence Award

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar is honoured to receive a prestigious Platinum 2016 Wine Program Excellence Award at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. Led by Beverage Director Brett Kawaguchi and Sommelier Sam Jonnery, Gotham’s wine program has proven its exceptional intelligence, variety and depth. The cellar includes over 450 labels, including many rare varietals and exclusive bottles, with … Read moreGotham Steakhouse awarded Platinum 2016 Wine Program Excellence Award

CHEF DE CUISINE ROGER MA CROWNED CHAMPION AT 3RD ANNUAL CURRY CUP 

THE ARTFUL ROGER: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR’S  Big Win Another Honour in a String of Recent Accolades For Boulevard Kitchen Tandem  Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Chef de Cuisine Roger Ma captivated palates at the 3rd Annual Curry Cup in Vancouver last night, marking yet another win in a succession of culinary competition victories for … Read moreCHEF DE CUISINE ROGER MA CROWNED CHAMPION AT 3RD ANNUAL CURRY CUP 

Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards at Cinema Public House

Walk the red carpet at very a special Oscars Party – Celebrate the 88th Academy Awards at Cinema Public House Oscars night isn’t just the biggest night of the year in Hollywood, it’s also the biggest night of the year for movie fans everywhere. Donnelly Group will again be hosting a special Oscars Night celebration at … Read moreCelebrate the 88th Academy Awards at Cinema Public House

DINERS CHOICE AWARDS

NEW CATEGORIES, NEW WINNERS HIGHLIGHTED IN 2016 DINERS CHOICE AWARDS   The votes are in and the people have spoken. More than 34,100 votes were cast by eager diners for this year’s Peoples’ Choice Awards at the Chinese Restaurant Awards. The results were tabulated and audited by Jacqueline Lai, CPA. Some of the outcomes could be … Read moreDINERS CHOICE AWARDS

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 … Read moreHawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation

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 … Read moreLES DAMES D’ESCOFFIER SCHOLARSHIPS

OPUS Hotel Vancouver named to Condé Nast

Traveler’s Gold List 2016 Yaletown’s boutique hotel makes editors’ picks for top hotels in the world   Condé Nast Traveler, the world’s authority on travel, has recently announced their Gold List 2016 of editors’ picks for top hotels in the world and OPUS Hotel Vancouver is honoured to be amongst them. This year’s Gold List spans six continents and … Read moreOPUS Hotel Vancouver named to Condé Nast

A CELEBRATION OF CHINESE CUISINE

The number eight is considered highly auspicious in Chinese culture. That’s because the spoken word for ‘eight’ (baat) sounds like the word meaning ‘good fortune,’ and 2016 marks lucky year eight for the Chinese Restaurant Awards (CRA). Through seven years, more than 130,000 votes cast, innumerable dishes devoured and judged; the CRA has raised awareness … Read moreA CELEBRATION OF CHINESE CUISINE

AWARD WINNING YEAR FOR BRIAN CARTER CELLARS

Brian Carter Cellars, Washington Winery Sweeps the Competition with a Diversity of Wins Brian Carter Cellars – Washington’s 2015 Winery of the Year, keeps bringing home the Gold.  In addition to four “Best-of-Shows” received over the last two years and a record number of 2015 BIG wins, the latest recognition by this consistent producer of … Read moreAWARD WINNING YEAR FOR BRIAN CARTER CELLARS

CHEF ALEX CHEN TAKES TOP SPOT

THE MIDAS TOUCH: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN TAKES TOP SPOT AT 10th ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL PLATES COMPETITION IN VICTORIA Pairing of Local Pork Terrine with Foxtrot Vineyards’ Pinot Noir Earns Chef Coveted Title as BC Representative at The Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen set … Read moreCHEF ALEX CHEN TAKES TOP SPOT

Best Burger Challenge

The Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 22 – November 15, 2015. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based … Read moreBest Burger Challenge