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Culinary Trends Demo Kitchen

Watch local chefs as they share current, approachable recipes that will inspire you!

Learn the tricks of the trade from the experts!

Sample delicious food innovations prepared in front of your eyes.

Our educational, interactive and entertaining demo kitchen returns for 2015. The Culinary Trends Demonstration Kitchen features local chefs preparing some of the latest food and beverage trends – for you to watch and try! With a strong focus on providing value-added learning experiences, the demonstrations will focus on the latest food product trends and kitchen equipment. Whether you are a chef, kitchen manager, or restaurant or pub owner, you will learn culinary techniques and find menu enhancements that can contribute significantly to your financial and operational success. Best of all, there will be plenty of samples for everyone!


11:30 am – House Made Cheese. Chef Christine Beard, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

12:30 pm – Tantalizing Thai. Chef Darren Clay, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

1:30 pm – The Chicken or the Egg: Which Came First. Chef Julian Bond, Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

2:30 pm – Foggi Biscotti with Maestro James Coleridge, Bella Gelateria

3:30 pm – Taking Bar Food to the Next Level. Chef Brent Durec, Sysco Kelowna

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10:30 am – Classic Butchery: Getting Back to Meat Cutting Basics. Chef Rick Dolman, Sysco Vancouver

11:30 am – House Made Noodles

12:30 pm – Delicious Desserts: It’s Easy & Healthy! aka Cooking with Avocados. Cassandra Anderton, Avocados from Mexico Ambassador

1:30 pm – Going Ocean Wise: Cooking with Sustainable Seafood. Chef Poyan Danesh, Ocean Mama Seafood

2:30 pm – Enhance Your Menu with Cocktail Pairings. Chef Andrew Mott, Sysco Vancouver

3:30 pm – Oktoberfest – Pairings inspired by Beer!