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What’s on Fall Menus: BC Food & Beverage Highlights

October 01, 2019

There are lots of great tastes that are available when the seasons turn. Picked ripe and fresh and delivered direct to restaurant kitchens, these ingredients are a great inspiration to chefs who will serve them on their menus starting now. Because they don’t have far to travel, our local fruit,...

Pumpkin Season is Here

September 11, 2019

Pumpkin season is here   Fall means one thing – pumpkin! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup – the list goes on. Pumpkins are grown in BC throughout fall from September to November, a perfect treat for when the weather turns colder. You can not only buy plenty of...

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local

August 29, 2019

Buy BC: Eat Drink Local is about promoting local food and beverage in BC restaurants and about helping customers find local food and beverage on BC restaurant menus. Why do we think this is important? We can think of 8 major reasons – and it all starts with taste. ~ BC tastes better. Local pr...

Meet Chef Richard Zinger Executive Chef, Minnoz Restaurant and Lounge

August 23, 2019

Meet Chef Richard Zinger Executive Chef, Minnoz Restaurant and Lounge Quote: “I’m proud of society’s latest trend towards Local Healthy eating. I feel personally connected to local food - my family grows our own fruits, vegetables and berries and even nuts on our property. There is no substi...

Meet Jason Meyer~Owner, Driftwood Brewing Company

August 10, 2019

Meet Jason Meyer Owner, Driftwood Brewing Company Quote: “Craft beer has been a part of Victoria’s food and drink culture for more than 30 years, and Driftwood is grateful to have a place in this astute community of drinkers. We are proud to support local farmers, fabricators, tradespeople a...

Meet Chef Alvin Gillis~Executive Chef, Wendel’s Bookstore & Café

August 05, 2019

Chef Alvin Gillis Executive Chef, Wendel’s Bookstore & Café Quote: “Our commitment to local food is part of our promise to strive for excellence in what we do everyday. It is a sign of our investment in our staff, our customers and our community. It’s something I am really proud of.” Lo...

Think Pink: BC Rosé for Summer Sipping this August Long-Weekend

July 31, 2019

Think Pink: BC Rosé for Summer Sipping this August Long-Weekend With warm evenings, nothing feels quite like summer than starting your evening meal with a refreshing glass of BC Rosé. Not sure if Rosé is for you? BC wineries make a range of styles – there’s one for every palate. It’s growing i...

Meet Nick Atkins Executive Chef, Bonfire Restaurant, The Cove Lakeside Resort

July 29, 2019

Meet Nick Atkins Executive Chef, Bonfire Restaurant, The Cove Lakeside Resort Quote: “The textures, aromas, colours, flavours and nutrition all contribute to the overall memory and happiness of a meal. Using local products allows me to present unique meals that create a complete experience f...

Meet Chef Ronald St. Pierre ~ Locals Restaurant Comox Valley

July 25, 2019

Meet Chef Ronald St. PierreLocals Restaurant Comox Valley “I grew up in Quebec before globalization when the selection of fresh fruit and vegetables in grocery stores in the winter was hopeless. Our home had a kitchen garden was our source for fresh food. In season, we canned, froze and pickle...

Eggs-citing Ideas that Support BC Farmers

July 22, 2019

If you are eating out for breakfast more often, you are part of a growing group of people who are shifting their dining habits. Breakfast foods, like eggs, are no longer limited to  their traditional morning slot – and restaurants are working to meet the needs of diners like you all day long. ...

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