• Mar
  • 24
  • 2017

Healthy Chef Competition Delights the Palate

The 18th Annual Healthy Chef Competition – held on Wednesday, March 22 – showcased the talents of 10 culinary teams, including a team from Vancouver Island University – led by Chef Debbie Shore, Chef Francois De Jong, and Chef David Nolan.

  • Mar
  • 18
  • 2017

Culinary Team From Vancouver Island Takes On Healthy Chefs Competition

For the first time in its 18-year history, the Healthy Chef Competition welcomes a team from Vancouver Island to compete against nine other teams from the Metro Vancouver area on March 22, 2017. This annual competition – presented by the BC Produce Marketing Association and the BC Chefs Association – promises to be a fun evening of gourmet dining.

  • Jan
  • 30
  • 2017

Heart-Healthy Cooking with Chef Trevor Randle

February is Heart Month in Canada. We teamed up with Chef Trevor Randle, culinary instructor at Maple Ridge Secondary School, to talk about heart-healthy eating.

  • Feb
  • 03
  • 2016

Diet proves to be an adjustment for new Canadians

Food is often seen as a comfort to most of us, so what happens when you move to a new country and are faced with new foods that you’re not accustomed to eating?

  • Jan
  • 04
  • 2016

Food trends to watch out for in 2016

Starting a new year is always full of excitement and predictions for the year ahead. In looking at food trends, 2016 is expected to be a year where consumers will be looking more closely at the foods they put in their bodies.

  • Nov
  • 06
  • 2015

Festival MOSAIC Celebrates a Mosaic of Cultures in Vancouver

Entering into the Roundhouse Community Centre’s Exhibition Hall for Festival MOSAIC on November 2nd, was a delightful experience for the senses. The room was filled with joy as Metro Vancouver residents gathered together to celebrate the Mosaic of cultures in the city.

  • Oct
  • 16
  • 2015

Farming for the Future

Whether you are eating fresh salmon sashimi, a grilled salmon fillet or smoked salmon, odds are it was farm-raised. Over the last 25 years, global salmon production has more than doubled. According to the International Salmon Farmers Association (ISFA), salmon farmers around the world produce 2.1 million tonnes of salmon annually, which provides roughly 14.8 billion healthy meals on dinner tables around the world each year.

  • Sep
  • 29
  • 2015

Creating Healthy Delicious Dishes by Chef Trevor Randle

As the Chef for the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and the Chef Instructor at Maple Ridge Secondary School, I am committed to creating delicious, healthy dishes that not only celebrate B.C.’s agriculture, but are also very easy to prepare.

  • Sep
  • 15
  • 2015

Chef Brian Smith Talks About the Importance of Educating Kids on Fresh Local Foods

Some have painted boxes embellished with action heroes, while others simply bring the iconic brown paper bag however, it’s not so much what your kid brings their lunch in that’s important, but rather what’s in it. Statistics from the Canadian Childhood Obesity Foundation show that obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. One program in BC wants to change that.

  • Apr
  • 13
  • 2015

Learning to Cook – The Young Chefs of Tomorrow

Hands-on experience is valuable in many facets of life, and this is especially evident for the 3,500 culinary arts students actively participating in the Take a Bite of BC program in thirty secondary school teaching kitchens throughout B.C.