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Aboriginal Potlatch Supper at the CCFCC

Monday, May 30th, 2011 — 11:31am PDT
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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

    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!

    Current contests on


    1. Mary says:

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

    2. marisa says:

      Sounds amazing, fooooood!!!

    3. Sandra says:

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

    4. June Scudeler says:

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

    5. Josie says:

      Chef Genaille is my hero.

    6. Jen says:

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

    7. Gillian says:

      Amazing!! Would LOOOOVE to go.

    8. Jenni Jen says:

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

    9. Mai F says:

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

    10. Lisa says:

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

    11. Lois Patterson says:

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

    12. colleen says:

      that would be a great cultural experience!

    13. Jessica R.F says:

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

    14. Marline says:

      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. Marline says:

      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 R says:

      Oh yummers! All of it sounds delicious!

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

    18. Lindsay says:

      Mmmm bannok!

    19. Joseph says:

      Hope I win. Thanks in advance.

    20. Sanaz says:

      Would love to attend this event

    21. Justine says:

      That menu sounds delicious!

    22. Shannon says:

      ohm non nam nom

    23. Agasel says:

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

    24. Laura says:

      sounds great

    25. Jenny says:

      Cinnamon bannock fritter- I’m in!

    26. Rebecca says:

      The menu sounds fantastic! I would love to go!

    27. Brenda says:

      It would be fun to try modern aboriginal food

    28. Cliff says:

      Sounds interesting!

    29. Cliff says:

      Sounds interesting!

    30. Davina says:

      Sounds really cool. Would make a perfect birthday gift!

    31. Chris says:

      Ooh, pick me (please)!

    32. Tracy says:

      Wow, that food sounds delicious ๐Ÿ˜€

    33. Emily H says:

      That sounds really neat!

    34. Bonnie R says:

      Yum! Would love to attend!

    35. Vanessa says:


    36. jmv says:

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

    37. Melaney Lyall says:

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

    38. Dave K. says:

      A fabulous menu, I’d love to attend.

    39. Aimee says:

      Good menu, though seems incomplete without oolichan.

    40. Sherry says:

      What an amazing menu! Hope you pick me!

    41. linda says:

      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. Jenn says:

      The menu looks supercalifragilisticexpealidociously DELECTABLE! (Especially for people like myself with carniverous tendencies ๐Ÿ™‚ Please pick me oh please oh please! ๐Ÿ˜€

    43. wono99 says:

      great menu, would love to try it.

    44. Teresa says:

      This could be a really neat experience.

    45. Wayne Froese says:

      I can’t wait to eat !!!

    46. Tyro says:

      The wife would love this, please sign me up

    47. Deidre says:


    48. Emma says:

      This sounds great!

    49. Stash says:

      It sounds delicious

    50. Lorelei says:

      Sounds amazing!

    51. Ennie says:


    52. Steven Barringham says:

      Love good food and wine. Who doesn’t?

    53. Sounds wonderful. Would love to attend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    54. Jeff says:

      The menu is mouth watering!

    55. Avril says:

      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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    56. linda says:

      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. Brenda says:

      Food sounds amazing!

    58. Lynn says:

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    59. Michelle says:

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

    60. 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. Jean says:

      What an amazing menu! Hope you pick me!

    62. Bradley says:

      My mouth is watering reading the menu ๐Ÿ™‚

    63. Brad says:

      wow. sounds great!

    64. Erica says:

      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 ๐Ÿ˜€

    65. Mav says:

      I wonder if they have a sweat lodge.

    66. Jessica Adamson says:

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

    67. Cherryl Purcell says:

      Would love this!

    68. Frank Adamson says:

      I would love o try this!

    69. Grace says:

      I would absolutely love to go!

    70. Ian says:

      ooooo this sounds interesting!!!

    71. Tooth Fairy says:

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

    72. Kristi says:

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

    73. Jane says:

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

    74. Adrienne says:


    75. Tracey Flattes says:

      Yum – sounds fabulous!

    76. jenn wilson says:

      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!

    77. Mae says:

      Mmmm I have always wanted to try a traditional potlatch.

    78. Lauren says:

      This dinner sounds wonderful. I hope I win.

    79. Cal says:

      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?

    80. heather b says:

      I would love to try aboriginal cuisine!

    81. Fiona says:

      Wow! what a cool event! I’d love love love to attend! thanks again for another cool contest ๐Ÿ™‚

    82. Blaise says:

      Mmmm…Sounds Delicious!!!

    83. jenn says:

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

    84. alex says:

      I’d love to experience a potlatch dinner!

    85. Erin says:

      this would be great.

    86. Mckayla says:

      This is awesome. Going to tweet now ๐Ÿ™‚

    87. Cristy says:


    88. rachel says:

      wow, sounds delicious !

    89. Alanna says:

      OMG the food sounds incredible!!!!

    90. Leanne M says:

      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!

    91. Melaney Lyall says:

      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!!

    92. Stacey says:

      Sounds delish!

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