Imagine an entire stadium filled with chefs, restaurants, vendors, and foodies. Throw in Food Network stars, demonstations, seminars, and cooking competitions and you have EAT Vancouver.
Happening June 1-3, 2012 the 10th annual EAT Vancouver cooking festival will take over BC Place. Here are just a few of the highlights:
Featuring: Bob Blumer (World’s Weirdest Restaurants, Glutton for Punishment), David Rocco (David Rocco’s Dolce Vita), Rob Feenie (Canada’s first Iron Chef winner, Food Concept Artist at Cactus Club), Annabelle Waugh (Food Director at Canadian Living Magazine).
International Culinary Stage
Explore the Spice of Louisiana with Chef Patrick Mould
Peru presents Chef Pedro Guillen
Fun Flavours of the Philippines with Chef Albert S. Rivera
Thailand, A Taste of Thai with Chef Arnat Seksantrakul
A feast of Flavours from Oaxaca with Chef Rossana Ascencio
There’s also the Dairy Farmers of Canada Cheese Seminar Stage, the Fit to EAT Stage, and the Grapes & Hops State with wine and beer presentations.
Competitions include a barista challenge, and you’ll find some of your favourite Vancouver restaurants represented in the food pavilion.
The festival will be open Friday June 1st from 2:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday June 2nd from 10:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday, June 3rd from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets are available online now, starting at $14. You can also sign up for a variety of Pop-Up Culinary Centre Cooking Classes for $28.
There’s an extensive list of exhibitor information, stage schedules, and more all posted online. You can also follow EAT Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information.
If you would like to attend EAT Vancouver, I have a family 4-pack of tickets to give away along with 2 spots in one of the Pop-Up Culinary Centre cooking classes. The winner will also receive a Mott’s Clamato Caesar Starter Kit. Here’s how you can enter to win this prize pack:
- Leave a comment naming your favourite local restaurant, food truck, or chef (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 3:00pm. The winner can choose from any of the following Pop-Up classes: Don’t Be Afraid of the Bones, Delving into the Knife Drawer, Modern Plated Desserts, Delving into the Knife Drawer, It’s all in the Wrist, A Chef’s Arsenal Revealed, Baking Magic, Local Shucks & BC Spot Prawns, Delving into the Knife Drawer, Brunch Staples, From Street Food to Table Food Locally.
Update The winner is Jennifer Breakspear!