Food and the Culinary Arts Collide at Vancouver’s Premiere Celebration of
Food Culture on August 5-7, 2016.
Agency's popular summer food event—formerly known as Food Cart Fest—is
back, bigger and better. Now known as YVR Food fest, it has evolved into
a into a weekend-long celebration of food culture in Vancouver and
beyond. Consistently named one of the city’s top food events by the
Georgia Straight and WestJet Magazine, Food Fest is now in its fifth
Food Fest’s new direction expands on our previous work by including different
communities, generating dialogue and pushing boundaries around food
culture. With the help of the top food and beverage minds in our city, we
hope to turn the festival into the best food event in North America,”
says Arrival Agency’s Ernesto Gomez.
year are local and international culinary talent collaborating on long
table dinners, food talks, private dinners, and cocktail parties. The
flagship event is the Street Food Showdown: a two-day gathering of 80+
food carts, restaurants, wineries and breweries in the Olympic Village.
During this event, participating food vendors will be offering up an
unlimited tasting menu for a two-hour feeding frenzy. At the end of the
event, attendees will vote on their favourites and winners will be
declared in a variety of categories.
the festival's run, people have told us they want to be able to sample
all the food carts. With this new format you’ll be able to try to them
all for two hours as well offerings from some of the city’s top
restaurants, who will be bringing their creative, culinary touch to the
event,” says Daniel Fazio.
signature event at YVR Food Fest that’s sure to become a yearly tradition
for many is Gather, an outdoor long-table dinner on Saturday, August 6 on
the patio at Science World. This 10-course tasting dinner made by local
and international culinary talent will also feature pairings from the
province’s top wineries, coordinated by Kurtis Kolt. There are only 150
tickets available and attendees can come with a group or come alone and
leave with new friends.
chefs will be invited to showcase their upbringing and creativity through
the use of seasonal, local ingredients. We’re in talks with some amazing
local and international chefs for the event, and they’ll all be announced
shortly,” says Ernesto Gomez.
this year is Food For Thought, a speaker series on Sunday, August 7 in
the Omnimax Theatre at Science Word. Food For Thought is an evening of
genuine and personal stories about food-related topics that engage,
provoke, and inspire. Speakers will include chefs, farmers,
entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who bring their unique insight to the
stage. The full list of speakers is TBA.
be like a food-centric TED Talks,” says Danny Fazio. "We’re inviting
people that we consider to be truly contributing to our society though
food. We wanted to create an event that’s fun and engaging, but at the
same time addresses the real issues food culture creators are facing.”
bird tickets for YVR Food Fest are on sale now at www.YVRFoodFest.com, and more
events like cocktail gatherings, private dinners, and late night parties
will be announced shortly. Follow YVR Food Fest on Facebook, Twitter, and
Instagram for the latest news and announcements.
Mixer VYR Food Fest
Friday, August 5
Patio at Science World (1455 Quebec Street)
Tickets are $45
Ticket includes three drinks and canapés
Food Showdown 80+ Food Carts,
Restaurants, Wineries, and Breweries
Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7
Olympic Village (215 West 1st Avenue—between the Cambie Street Bridge and
the Olympic Village)
Doors at 11am
Event runs from 12pm - 6pm
Unlimited Taster Menu is served from 12pm - 2pm.
Early Bird Tickets are $59 and $10
$59 ticket includes access to the Unlimited Taster Menu from 12pm-2pm and
two alcoholic drink tickets.
$10 ticket includes access to the Street Food Showdown after 2pm and one
non-alcoholic drink ticket. Please note these
are Early Bird prices and tickets are only valid for one day.
Gather Collaborative Long
Table Dinner with 10 Local and International Chefs.
Saturday, August 6
Patio at Science World (1455 Quebec Street)
Tickets are $199
Ticket includes a 10-course tasting menu with wine pairings
For Thought Speaker Series:
Fresh Ideas About Food Culture
Sunday, August 7
7pm - 9:30pm
Omnimax Theatre at Science World (1455 Quebec Street)
Tickets are $24