“Vancouver Cooks 2” Launch At Dirty Apron

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Over 100 of Vancouver's leading chefs, restaurant industry types, and food & wine media attended the Vancouver Cooks 2 Launch event at the Dirty Apron Cooking School on Wednesday October 15th. Chefs served up samples of their recipe from the book, and guests sipped on Mission Hill Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and the R&B Sungold Wheat Ale. Attendees joined in the celebration to launch Vancouver Cooks 2, which is now available at participating restaurants and Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks, and book stores.

Join Bocuse d’Or Canada 2013

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Calling all Canadian chefs! Applications to select the candidate representing Canada at the 2013 edition of the Bocuse d’Or will be accepted beginning October 1st, 2009 and will close on December 1st, 2009. The finals competition will take place in Toronto in April 2010. For the National Qualifying Criteria, click here. For the application form, click here.

New CTS Cookbook Released!

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"Vancouver Cooks 2", the new cookbook from the Chefs' Table Society of BC, has been released and is available at Barbara Jo's Books To Cooks and participating restaurants. The book, edited by Joan Cross, Jamie Maw, and Andrew Morrison, includes 120 recipes from 70 of BC's top chefs, among them John Bishop (Bishop's), Vikram Vij (Vij's), Rob Clark ("C" Restaurant), Rob Feenie (Cactus Club), and Hidekazu Tojo (Tojo's). Recipes are crafted to be accessible to the home cook and are paired with BC wines by wine expert and Society co-founder Sid Cross.

The BC Spot Prawn Festival Continues for 8 Weeks

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Steve Johansen on the "Organic Ocean" with the first catch of the season

(Vancouver, BC) – The 3rd Annual Chefs’ Table Society Spot Prawn Festival launched on Saturday May 9, 2009. The occasion was celebrated with a community event at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf that saw over 800 food lovers lining up to nosh on tasty spot prawn dishes prepared by Vancouver’s top chefs. Upon returning to the wharf from the sea with the season’s first spot prawn catch, local fisherman Steve Johansen from Organic Ocean was greeted with a lineup of eager customers.

The yearly Spot Prawn Festival will provide another local, fresh, and sustainable ingredient for our restaurant chefs and home cooks to enjoy. Those who take pride in serving the bounty of British Columbia can use this eight week window of opportunity to purchase live, locally sourced and sustainable spot prawns directly from our local fishermen at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf (1505 West 1st Avenue) and at over 40 participating restaurants (complete list here) At $12 per pound for the public they are an excellent and affordable alternative to farmed tiger prawns.

As the official wine sponsor of the BC Spot Prawn Festival, Prospect Winery will donate 50 cents of each bottle of wine sold at partner restaurants during the Spot Prawn season to support the Chefs’ Table Society and the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Program. The Spot Prawn Festival is also sponsored by the Pacific Prawn Fishermen's Association, False Creek Harbour Authority, Organic Ocean, Wisent, Go Fish, Ethical Bean Coffee, Scout Magazine, Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, Granville Island, Heather Goldsworthy Photography and the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Program.

Chefs’ Table Society 3rd Annual Spot Prawn Festival

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Saturday May 9, 2009 | 12pm -3pm @ False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf

The Spot Prawn season opens on Friday May 8th, and the Chefs’ Table Society will celebrate the launch of the season with the 3rd Annual Spot Prawn Festival.

The Spot Prawn Festival is on Saturday May 9th, 2009 from 12pm – 3pm @ False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf. Join us for a community & child-friendly launch event at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf to greet the arrival of the season’s first spot prawn run as local fishermen return to the wharf with their catch. Meet some of Vancouver’s top chefs as they prepare spot prawn recipes from 12pm – 3pm, and cooking demonstrations at Granville Island at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on May 9th, 10th and 16th.

The Spot Prawn season runs for 8 weeks, with the boats arriving after 1pm daily. The annual Spot Prawn Festival will provide another local, fresh and sustainable ingredient for our restaurant chefs and home cooks to enjoy. The Chefs’ Table Society encourages local chefs and restaurants to buy spot prawns during the eight week season, and invites the public to participate by purchasing spot prawns directly from the docks or from participating restaurants.

For more information or to order local spot prawns, please contact: Steve Johansen, Organic Ocean
778-231-9453

CTS Gets A New Website

We've put together a new website to further advance the efforts of the
Chefs' Table Society of BC. The only thing that we've kept the same is our forum, which you can get to by clicking here or the Chefs' Table Talk link at the right. Otherwise, it's all brand new. We'd appreciate it if you navigated around and gave us some feedback in the comment field below. We aim to keep to our membership and the general public more informed with this new project, so we'll be keeping this page updated as often as we can.

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