Aboriginal Potlatch Supper at the CCFCC

Comments 93 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo: Chef Ben Genaille
Good Life Vancouver

The Canadian Culinary Federation’s Conference is coming to Vancouver in June bringing with it some of the country’s top chefs and culinary masterminds over the course of 8 days.

One event at the CFCC is the Aboriginal Potlatch Supper taking place June 13th at Vancouver Community College that will showcase indigenous BC Products, cooked with traditional and modern methods.

The menu, complete with two BC wine pairing options for each dish, has already taken shape, thanks to Chef JC Felicella and Chef Ben Genaille from the Aboriginal Culinary Class at Vancouver Community College.

Aboriginal Potlatch Supper
Traditionally smoked salmon parsnip dumpling, pumpkin sauce
Spot prawn, poached in bentwood box sweet onion, garlic cream
Spiced seafood cakes, corn puree dandelion salad
Smoked trout apple salad young cress, wild mushroom vinaigrette
Rabbit sausage king oyster ragout, blueberry pine nut chutney
Braised bison brisket roasted squash salad, roasted onions, natural sauce
Roast venison loin sweet potato sauce, savory bannock bread pudding
Cinnamon bannock fritters Brown sugar cranberry sauce
Bannock bread pudding, sundried berry egg sauce

The menu will be served at food and beverage pairing stations so you can make your way around to sample all and any of these offerings – and visit the R and R Brewing beer station. Tickets are available online for $100.

Thanks to Cassandra from The Good Life Vancouver, I have a pair to give away. If you would like to attend this unique culinary event, here’s how you can enter to win your way in:

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  • I entered to win tickets to the #ccfcc2011 Aboriginal Potlatch Supper from @GoodLifeVan & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/565b3

    I will draw one winner at 10:00am June 9th. Must be 19 years or older to enter and win. Please enjoy responsibly.

    Update The winner is @melaneyglyall!

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    1. MaryMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 11:41am PDT

      I would LOVE to take my sister to this event! Sounds amazing!

    2. marisaMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

      Sounds amazing, fooooood!!!

    3. SandraMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 11:47am PDT

      I love food related events. This would be great for my husband too!

    4. June ScudelerMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 11:50am PDT

      I’d love to go to the potlatch lunch. I’m Metis and I’m always up for buffalo!

    5. JosieMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 11:54am PDT

      Chef Genaille is my hero.

    6. JenMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 11:58am PDT

      Sounds like a delicious event…I’d love to go!

    7. GillianMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 11:59am PDT

      Amazing!! Would LOOOOVE to go.

    8. Jenni JenMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 12:00pm PDT

      I’m salivating already! No better way to show off the bounty of B.C.’s lovely goodies!

    9. Mai FMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

      OOOOHhhhh did someone say bannock??? I’d love to go!!!

    10. LisaMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 12:02pm PDT

      This event would be so amazing to attend. I am from Bella Coola and a “potlach” would bring back some great memories!

    11. Lois PattersonMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 12:20pm PDT

      I’d love to experience and promote BC’s indigenous cuisines!

    12. colleenMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 12:30pm PDT

      that would be a great cultural experience!

    13. Jessica R.FMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 12:42pm PDT

      I love First Nations or First Nations-inspired food! What an incredible prize!

    14. MarlineMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

      I would absolutely love to take my sister, the foodie, to this event as an early birthday gift — a fantastic event for First Nations food.

    15. MarlineMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 12:46pm PDT

      I would absolutely love to take my sister, the foodie, to this event as an early birthday gift — a fantastic event for First Nations food.

    16. Aileen RMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 1:15pm PDT

      Oh yummers! All of it sounds delicious!

    17. Sandy BahrichMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 1:35pm PDT

      YumYUM!! I would love to go to this!!!!!!!

    18. LindsayMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

      Mmmm bannok!

    19. JosephMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 1:59pm PDT

      Hope I win. Thanks in advance.

    20. SanazMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 2:06pm PDT

      Would love to attend this event

    21. JustineMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 2:33pm PDT

      That menu sounds delicious!

    22. ShannonMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 2:36pm PDT

      ohm non nam nom

    23. AgaselMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 2:42pm PDT

      I’ve never tried an aboriginal supper… would love to try it.

    24. LauraMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 2:47pm PDT

      sounds great

    25. JennyMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 4:09pm PDT

      Cinnamon bannock fritter- I’m in!

    26. RebeccaMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 4:23pm PDT

      The menu sounds fantastic! I would love to go!

    27. BrendaMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

      It would be fun to try modern aboriginal food

    28. CliffMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

      Sounds interesting!

    29. CliffMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 4:24pm PDT

      Sounds interesting!

    30. DavinaMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

      Sounds really cool. Would make a perfect birthday gift!

    31. ChrisMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 5:24pm PDT

      Ooh, pick me (please)!

    32. TracyMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 5:50pm PDT

      Wow, that food sounds delicious 😀

    33. Emily HMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 6:53pm PDT

      That sounds really neat!

    34. Bonnie RMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 7:00pm PDT

      Yum! Would love to attend!

    35. VanessaMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 7:58pm PDT


    36. jmvMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 9:18pm PDT

      Oh, wow! What a treat! The Potlatch, making a comeback!

    37. Melaney LyallMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 10:00pm PDT

      Oh! I so want to go to this dinner. First Nations Food is how I’m learning my culture!!

    38. Dave K.Monday, May 30th, 2011 — 10:29pm PDT

      A fabulous menu, I’d love to attend.

    39. AimeeMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 10:34pm PDT

      Good menu, though seems incomplete without oolichan.

    40. SherryMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 10:44pm PDT

      What an amazing menu! Hope you pick me!

    41. lindaMonday, May 30th, 2011 — 10:56pm PDT

      This sounds wonderful. And the menu looks deeeeelicious. I’ve wanted to try Aboriginal food for a while now. I even visited the Klahowya Village in Stanley Park this past weekend.

    42. JennTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 8:34am PDT

      The menu looks supercalifragilisticexpealidociously DELECTABLE! (Especially for people like myself with carniverous tendencies 🙂 Please pick me oh please oh please! 😀

    43. wono99Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 8:49am PDT

      great menu, would love to try it.

    44. TeresaTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 10:58am PDT

      This could be a really neat experience.

    45. Wayne FroeseTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 11:29am PDT

      I can’t wait to eat !!!

    46. TyroTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 12:39pm PDT

      The wife would love this, please sign me up

    47. DeidreTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 2:41pm PDT


    48. EmmaTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 3:31pm PDT

      This sounds great!

    49. StashTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 3:33pm PDT

      It sounds delicious

    50. LoreleiTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 3:53pm PDT

      Sounds amazing!

    51. EnnieTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 8:59pm PDT


    52. Steven BarringhamTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 11:15pm PDT

      Love good food and wine. Who doesn’t?

    53. Patrick DavidsonTuesday, May 31st, 2011 — 11:56pm PDT

      Sounds wonderful. Would love to attend. 🙂

    54. JeffWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 12:14am PDT

      The menu is mouth watering!

    55. AvrilWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 8:03am PDT

      I’ve just arrived in Vancouver from the UK and can’t think of a better way to begin my Canadian life than potlatch supper! 😉

    56. lindaWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 10:22am PDT

      I would LOVE to attend this event….I love food and culture, both are intertwined in the Aboriginal world………Please let me win! Migwetch!

    57. BrendaWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 12:15pm PDT

      Food sounds amazing!

    58. LynnWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 2:10pm PDT

      I would love to join in on this fabulous feast i have enjoyed many foods in my life and Aboriginal potlatch are one of my favorites!! I’m sure to leave no doggy bag behind lol 🙂

    59. MichelleWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 2:15pm PDT

      That’s my birthday! Would be really cool to get to go to this!

    60. Jennifer BoltonWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 2:54pm PDT

      Ooooh, please please! I WILL PRAY FOR THIS. I’ve just completed college at a Private Institute and was the first family member on both sides to do so. Also I was the first person on both sides of the family (once again) to leave Canada! To be able to win this as a reward for myself (and bring my mother or father), would be incredible. Please consider! Thank you.

    61. JeanWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 3:05pm PDT

      What an amazing menu! Hope you pick me!

    62. BradleyWednesday, June 1st, 2011 — 10:33pm PDT

      My mouth is watering reading the menu 🙂

    63. BradThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 10:19am PDT

      wow. sounds great!

    64. EricaThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 12:21pm PDT

      Oh boy boy! it would be my life time experience to try aboriginal’s unique cuisine. I always heard that their food is delectable and amazing 😀

    65. MavThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 12:47pm PDT

      I wonder if they have a sweat lodge.

    66. Jessica AdamsonThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 4:10pm PDT

      Oooh! I just saw this the other day I’d love to go.

    67. Cherryl PurcellThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 4:11pm PDT

      Would love this!

    68. Frank AdamsonThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 5:24pm PDT

      I would love o try this!

    69. GraceThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 6:36pm PDT

      I would absolutely love to go!

    70. IanThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 6:36pm PDT

      ooooo this sounds interesting!!!

    71. Tooth FairyThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 7:08pm PDT

      Would really love to sample a Native Aboriginal Potlatch Supper
      thanks for sweet chance!

    72. Tooth FairyThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 7:09pm PDT


    73. KristiThursday, June 2nd, 2011 — 8:25pm PDT

      I’ve never been to one before, I think this would be a great experience.

    74. JaneFriday, June 3rd, 2011 — 9:23am PDT

      aboriginal food? wow, i’d love to try!

    75. AdrienneMonday, June 6th, 2011 — 8:30am PDT


    76. Tracey FlattesMonday, June 6th, 2011 — 10:05am PDT

      Yum – sounds fabulous!

    77. jenn wilsonMonday, June 6th, 2011 — 11:05am PDT

      After losing my aboriginal st dad in the last couple years I have been missing this side of my life. I have such respect for the potlatch and this sounds divine!

    78. MaeMonday, June 6th, 2011 — 12:33pm PDT

      Mmmm I have always wanted to try a traditional potlatch.

    79. LaurenMonday, June 6th, 2011 — 2:38pm PDT

      This dinner sounds wonderful. I hope I win.

    80. CalMonday, June 6th, 2011 — 9:26pm PDT

      Sounds wonderful! I have a suggestion as well: could somebody like the Squamish or Musqueam do something similar to the weekly Chinese Night Market but with aboriginal goods and foods?

    81. heather bTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 8:11am PDT

      I would love to try aboriginal cuisine!

    82. FionaTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:12am PDT

      Wow! what a cool event! I’d love love love to attend! thanks again for another cool contest 🙂

    83. BlaiseTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 3:27pm PDT

      Mmmm…Sounds Delicious!!!

    84. jennTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 3:51pm PDT

      I saw this but it was a little rich for my pockets would be lovely to win though!

    85. alexTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 4:40pm PDT

      I’d love to experience a potlatch dinner!

    86. ErinTuesday, June 7th, 2011 — 10:11pm PDT

      this would be great.

    87. MckaylaWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 9:38am PDT

      This is awesome. Going to tweet now 🙂

    88. CristyWednesday, June 8th, 2011 — 10:49pm PDT


    89. rachelThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 12:14am PDT

      wow, sounds delicious !

    90. AlannaThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 7:22am PDT

      OMG the food sounds incredible!!!!

    91. Leanne MThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 7:26am PDT

      This would be an amazing experience and I would love to take my boyfriend, being such huge foodies it’d be a great way to celebrate our anniversary too!

    92. Melaney LyallThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 8:16am PDT

      This would be a dream come true! To sit at a Chief’s Table at a Chefs Convention! It would undeniably be a First!! I want to see, hear and taste Contemporary Traditional Cuisine!!

    93. StaceyThursday, June 9th, 2011 — 8:16pm PDT

      Sounds delish!

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