Vancouverites love their food, whether it comes from a truck, in a cone, wrapped in seaweed, or photographed on a plate. Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster has recently launched Food Talks, a new series that will bring foodies, food lovers, chefs, authors, and others together to discuss — you guessed it — food in Vancouver. The impressive line-up for the very first event, happening next week, starts the series off with a bang.
Chef Trevor Bird (Twitter: @83TBird) opened his new restaurant Fable Kitchen in Kitsilano in May and also runs his own catering business, Trevor Bird Cooking. He has also still in the running for this season of Top Chef Canada on the Food Network.
Stephanie Yuen (Blog: BeyondChopsticks) is the Author of the Douglas & McIntyre published “East Meets West” Cookbook (released May 2012). She was a food columnist for CBC Radio 1, and she now writes for Edible Canada and What’s On magazine, contributes to the Vancouver Sun and appears frequently on radio and TV. Stephanie also co-founded the Vancouver Chinese Restaurant Awards.
Mike McDermid is the Ocean Wise Manager at the Vancouver Aquarium (Twitter: @Ocean_Wise), a conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about issues surrounding sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise works directly with restaurants and markets to help them make ocean-friendly buying decisions based on the most current scientific information, and provides an easily recognizable eco-logo to mark these products.
Hunter J. Moyes (Twitter: @hunterjmoyes) is currently one of the Chefs and event organizers behind East Vancouver’s Waldorf Hotel and is about to launch a non-profit organization called The Tiffin Project with a group of restaurants in Vancouver who’d like to see if they can try to phase out TO GO packaging in their businesses while raising money to subsidize their purchasing of local ingredients at the same time.
Roberta LaQuaglia (Twitter: @VanMarkets) is the Operations Manager for Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM), a non-profit society that brings locally produced food to urban consumers through the creation of pop-up plazas of commerce across the city.
The event will run from 7:00pm until 9:00pm at W2 Media Cafe (111 West Hastings). Tickets are available online now for $30 or $100 for a 4-person pack.
The evening will include appetizers from W2 Media Cafe, talks from the speakers, a question and answer period, and will wrap up with prize draws and a glass of red or white wine for participants. Food Talks also has a designated charity partner, Growing Chefs, who will receive partial proceeds from each ticket purchased.