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Vancouver's Premier Culinary Festival Returns with 37 Top Chefs

Vancouver's Premier Culinary Festival Returns with 37 Top Chefs

EAT! Vancouver introduces all new event: EAT! Fine Cognac

[Vancouver, BC] EAT! Vancouver returns to Vancouver from November 5 to 10. More than 37 acclaimed chefs from across Canada, Los Angeles and Portland will take part in this year's festival. This year's EAT! Vancouver festival offers 18 events including the all-new, EAT! Fine Cognac event. 

Net proceeds from this year's EAT! Vancouver festival will once again support Project CHEF, a local charitable organization that teaches elementary school children about healthy cooking and eating via a curriculum-based experiential program. EAT! Vancouver contributed $25,000 from last year's festival, which enabled Project CHEF to offer its program to 556 children and 350 parent volunteers.


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EAT! Vancouver returns November 5 to 10 with more than 37 chefs and 18 culinary events. Proceeds from this year's festival supports Project CHEF. Photo Credit: Hamid Attie

EAT! Vancouver returns November 5 to 10 with more than 37 chefs and 18 culinary events. Proceeds from this year's festival supports Project CHEF. Photo Credit: Hamid Attie

This year's EAT! Vancouver events include:

  • NEW: EAT! Fine Cognac (Nov. 6 at 7pm, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront)- $175 plus tax.
    • For more than 400 years, Cognac stands as one of the world's greatest spirits. Centuries of experience of the growers and the meticulous attention to detail from the producers, with only the finest ingredients, has made Cognac perfection in a glass. Many of the world's finest Cognacs will convene in one room for your hedonistic enjoyment. To heighten the experience, delight in food pairings to complement the tasting. Rare Cognacs will be available for purchase on-site from Legacy Liquor.
  • EAT! Expert Classes (Nov. 5-8 at 7pm at various locations)- $75-$105 plus tax.
    • From authentic Italian pizza making to creating your own special dry-aged salami and knowing the secret of the Turducken sandwich, each class is an educational culinary experience for you to learn tips and hacks from the very best artisans.
  • EAT! Dinner Series (Nov. 7-8 at various times and locations)- $95-$225 plus tax.
    • Each dinner is a unique and one-time culinary collaboration between a BC chef and a special visiting chef. It's a powerhouse partnership featuring the best of both chefs and is guaranteed to impress your senses. 
  • EAT! Harvest (Nov. 9 at 7pm, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront)- $125 plus tax.
    • This signature savoury event is back and bigger than ever. EAT! Harvest features a lineup of 21 rockstar chefs who will offer bites of canapés that embody their cuisine. Carefully-selected wine pairings were chosen to complement the decadent canapés. The result is an unparalleled event highlighting some of the best chefs in the world, all in one room. Chef Antonio Park from Park Lavanderia of Montreal, chef Tyler Shedden from The Chase of Toronto, chef Neal Fraser from Redbird of Los Angeles and chef Naomi Pomeroy from Beast of Portland are only a few of the guest chefs to name. 
  • EAT! Pastry (Nov. 10 at 2pm, Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront)- $79-$99 plus tax.
    • The elite of the dessert scene unite under one roof to make EAT! Pastry a must for anyone with an appreciation for the finest in chocolate and pastry. Take a decadent journey and meet 13 award-winning pastry chefs and chocolatiers from Vancouver and beyond, including guest chefs Brett Roy from Sweet Lollapalooza of Edmonton, and Patrice Demers from Patrice Patissier of Montreal. Seasonal cocktails included.

All events are restricted to persons 19 years of age and older. ID required.


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The 16th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is one of Canada's most anticipated premium world-class culinary festivals in support of Project CHEF. Attracting attendees throughout North America, the 2018 EAT! Vancouver takes place from November 5 to 10 and features culinary collaborations between award-winning chefs across Canada and the United States. Experience a culinary experience like none other from this year's events including: EAT! Dinner Series, EAT! Harvest, EAT! Pastry, EAT! Expert Classes, and the all new EAT! Vancouver Fine Cognac. More:

Meet Alyssa Dawson #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese It’s a new week to bring you amazing people #withTownHall!

If you are new to reading this blog or new to our company - we want you to know that we are proud that we have a big network, and we are continually meeting new and interesting personalities.

This week #withTownHall, we are rolling in on #featurefriday to introduce you to an amazing freelancer, Alyssa Dawson.

Alyssa Dawson withTownHall

Alyssa joined Town Hall's 'spider web' through her on-camera hosting role at Novus TV and her love of food. Alyssa covered the Chefs' Table Society of BC's cheque presentation and Project Chef's children's curry cup competition for Novus. As well, she interviewed Chefs' Table Society president chef Scott Jaeger, Pear Tree Restaurant, to talk about how to prepare spot prawns.

She also works as an on-camera host for LNG Productions, JMS Media Group Inc., and Blink Media Works.

Being in front of the camera as a host, Alyssa knows how to work the angles and has booked numerous roles in commercials. Recently, she booked principal roles in Second Chance on Fox, and in two feature films: Colossal starring Anne Hathaway/Jason Sudeikis and Little Pink House starring Catherine Keener.

As an emcee, since 2013, Alyssa has hosted the celebrity stage at EAT! Vancouver, as well as, The Gluten Free Expo, 2015, 2016, and will be back in 2017. And those opportunities do not include the countless cookbook release parties and technology events she emcees for.

Beginning to forge her path on the radio waves Alyssa has a monthly segment called "Spirit City" on Joe Leary's 'Just Here for the Beer' show on TSN 1410.

She's an influencer on social media and in the culinary world creates recipes, judges culinary competitions, including the upcoming Barn Burner BBQ in Chilliwack, and helps with food styling in film, television and print.

With her love of food Alyssa has a culinary bucket list that includes making pasta with locals in Tuscany, publishing a cookbook (it's in the works!), and diving for lobsters.

She brings her vibrant personality into her work and we are so happy to have her in our network.

With all that being said will you help us say hello to Alyssa?

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