Food Talks – Volume 4

Presented by, Food Talks is a chance for foodies to meet, mingle and rub shoulders, and a plates or glass or two, with some of the city’s culinary minds. Food Talks: Volume 4 takes place October 23, 2012 at Vancouver Urban Winery.

Volume 3 speakers include:

Emad Yacoub and Shannon Bosa-Yacoub proprietors of Glowbal Group Restaurants which includes some of Vancouver’s best known eateries including glowbal grill steaks & satay, COAST Restaurant, Italian Kitchen, Trattoria Italian Kitchen, SOCIETY, Black+Blue, two IK2GO locations; and two lounges: AFTERglow and O Lounge. New additions are coming soon, a new restaurant on Granville Street and the city’s largest patio at Black + Blue.

Steve Thorp and Mike Macquisten co-founded the Vancouver Urban Winery in 2012. The 7,700 square foot urban winery is the first of its kind in Vancouver and also operates as a unique special events space. The winery features 36 wine taps at the tasting bar where consumers can learn about British Columbia wines, and the exploding wine-on-tap category.

Greg Hook is recognized as one of Vancouver’s earliest gourmet chocolatiers. After studying cooking in London, England and the intricacies of chocolate at Callebaut College in Belgium and the Ecole du Grand Chocolat in France, Greg Hook opened his Kitsilano shop Chocolate Arts in 1989. To this day, Chocolate Arts is devoted to creating unique chocolate products emphasizing local and organically grown ingredients.

Lesley Stowe is a Parisian-trained chef who began her own catering company more than 20 years ago in Vancouver. Frustrated by the lack of specialty foods in the city, she opened lesley stowe fine foods, offering customers a wide-range and global selection of cheeses, vinegars, oils, breads, house-made entrees, dips, preserves, desserts and hard-to-find grocery items.

Pete Schouten co-owner of Hardbite Potato Chips, has been in the farming industry for as long as he can remember. Born in Cloverdale, BC, Pete grew up surrounded by the province’s natural beauty and a local culture focused on clean living through healthy lifestyle choices. In 1993, Pete saw an opportunity to invest into Heppell’s Potato Corp. Pete’s future plans for Heppell’s Farms and Hardbite will take the companies to a national level.

Braden Douglas is a seasoned marketer who has fused a service-focused approach with strategic creative thinking to form the backbone of Relevention Marketing Inc. – an innovative full service, results-based marketing agency located in the Lower Mainland’s city in the country; Abbotsford, BC.

Food Talks Vol. 4 takes place October 23 from 6:30pm – 9pm at Vancouver Urban Winery, 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver. Pre-talks mingle with other food enthusiasts over a glass of OK Crush Pad wine and appetizers from the chefs team at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite:  $30 per person before October 21st, $50 for a 2 person group (save $10 when purchasing 2 tickets) before October 21st $100 for a 5 person group  (save $50 when purchasing 5 tickets) before October 22nd and then $40 per person after October 21st online or at the door.

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