Food Talks – Volume 5

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 5 takes place December 4, 2012 at Stanley Park Pavilion.

Volume 5 speakers include:

John Bishop – Chef, Author & Owner of Bishops Restaurant
Opened in 1985, his self named, Bishop’s, which has consistently been one of the city’s top restaurants. The restaurant regularly receives top grades from local as well as all the respected North American guides.  In addition, Chef John has authored four cookbooks with Douglas & McIntyre: Bishop’s, Cooking at My House, Fresh and Simply Bishop’s.

Daniel Frankel – Restaurateur and President of the Daniel Group
Daniel Frankel is the President & CEO of the Daniel Group, a Vancouver based hospitality organization. Mr. Frankel’s restaurants include, the Prospect Point Café & Gift Shop, Stanley Park Pavilion, Stanley’s Park Bar & Grill, The Mill Marine Bistro, Burrard Bridge Bar and Grill (also known as the Pirate Pub), Tap & Barrel in the Olympic Village and another upcoming Tap & Barrel at the new Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre

Kalpna Solanki – Founder of Martin’s Marvelous Naturals
After she sold her frozen organic baby food company, BOBOBABY, Solanki started working on Martin’s Marvelous Naturals. Her company produces a line of high-end gourmet Crisps and Granola that are all made in her own manufacturing facility in Burnaby, BC. All the products are gluten-free, nut-free and all-natural, and 90% of ingredients are from Canadian sources.

Hamid Attie – Photographer specializing in Food & Restaurants and owner of Hamid Attie Photography
A freelance photographer in the Vancouver area since 1994 and is one of Vancouver’s premier food and restaurant photographers.  Cookbooks Attie has worked on include C Restaurant’s ” C Food “, Quattro Restaurants’ ” Quattro “, Caren Mc Sherry’s ” In a Pinch “, Provence Restaurants’ ” Provence “, Bin 941?s ” Tongue Twisters “, as well as a pair of cookbooks for the British Columbia Chefs Association.

Isabelle Ranger -Founder of Namasthe Tea Co
Isabelle felt the foodservice & grocery was in need of amazing Thérroir Tisanes™ crafted in BC with the finest import Single Origin & Fair-Trade Teas. She founded Namasthé in 2006 to grow organically, craft  & serve BC’s finest establishments, organic grocers & cafés.

Food Talks Vol. 5 takes place December 4th from 6:30pm – 9pm at Stanley Park Pavilion, 618 Pipeline Road, Vancouver. Pre-talks mingle with appetizers compliments of the Stanley Park Pavilion kitchen; beer, wine and cocktails can be purchased from the bar.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite: $15 per person (eventbrite fee extra) pricing before December 1st. $25 per person (eventbrite fee extra); after December 1st.  As always, a donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support the great local charity, Growing Chefs.


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