Joining Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL is easy! Participating in this campaign will help identify you to local consumers and tourists who are hungry to support and taste British Columbia's amazing food. This province-wide culinary promotion is designed to feature the best of British Columbia food and beverage as presented by BC's taste-making chefs and restaurateurs!
If you join us, you'll be featured on the Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL website in a comprehensive social media program where we will post news of your special offers, events, dishes and drinks. We want to grow the number of BC influencers to include you and your company; participants will have opportunities to be featured in our stories about leaders and be included in regional photo shoots and media training.
3 Easy Steps to Apply:
Tell us a the story of why you are proud to make and feature BC products. If you are a restaurant, winery, brewery or distillery, we want to include you. For restaurants, tell us about the unique ingredients and dishes that you feature - if you want to create a fresh sheet, we encourage you to share it. There is no menu pricing criteria for this promotion. Please ensure all products and product labels are true to label and origin.
Select a registration category that fits your business. Restaurants are $250 - with a $75 discount for BCRFA Members. Participating winery, brewery and distillery tasting rooms must provide one gift card worth $50. Gift cards will be used for website and social media giveaways starting in May 2018.
Are you a producer, processor or farmer? As a participant, your company will be profiled on our Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL website and will be "pinned" on our BC local food experience map. Registration in the first year is $250.
- Complete our online Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL application form. The online application also requests information about your location, contact details and a short profile of your restaurant, tasting room or the products you grow for the online listing.
That's it. Your form will be emailed to the BCRFA who will run through your application, create a link for online payment and set up your Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL directory listing.
After you submit your application, our team members will review each application to create a complete profile for each participating restaurant, tasting room or supplier. Each profile includes a profile, story and photo, your contact details, website and social media handles. Our goal is to help ensure you make the best of the promotional opportunity and that BC food and drink shine around the province.
Each participating restaurant will be required to complete an online survey once the May month-long promotion has completed, to provide their feedback on what worked, what needed improvement and on customer satisfaction.
If you have any questions about the criteria or the program that you would like to ask before you apply, please call the BCRFA at 604-669-2239 or email us.