INTRODUCING THE 2018 VANCOUVER WORLD CHEF EXCHANGE CHEF PAIRINGS

Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s third annual Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan, brings another group of award-winning international chefs to Vancouver for a series of five not-to-be-missed dinners.

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Bangkok’s Chef David Thompson and Vancouver’s Chef Angus An
Where: Maenam restaurant
When: January 20 & 21
Details: Maenam Chef and Owner Angus An welcomes Michelin star chef and mentor David Thompson and Chef Prin Polsuk, as they visit Vancouver and Canada for the first time. Together they will create a traditional family-style Thai feast in the luxurious style that has gained them worldwide acclaim. Learn more here.

Tokyo’s Chef Fumihiro Matsumoto and Vancouver’s Chef Andrea Carlson.
Where: Burdock & Co. restaurant
When: January 22
Details: Burdock & Co. Chef and Owner Andrea Carlson welcomes Chef Fumihiro Matsumoto and Maitre d’ Kenji Kawamura of Kantera Restaurant in Tokyo. This farm-to-table multi-course dinner was inspired by Chef Carlson’s recent trip to Japan and will combine each of the chef’s favourite culinary inspirations, using fresh sustainable seafood and locally-grown ingredients. Learn more here.

Saskatoon’s Chef Rich Francis, Edmonton’s Chef Shane Chartrand, Winnipeg’s Chef Christa Bruneau-Guenther and Vancouver’s Chef Tobias Grignon
Where: Edible Canada restaurant
When: January 24
Details: Join Edible Canada’s Director of Culinary, Chef Tobias Grignon as he joins forces with a trio of award-winning indigenous Canadian chefs; Rich Francis (Saskatoon), Shane Chartrand (Edmonton) and Christa Bruneau-Guenther (Winnipeg). This collaboration will consist of an eight-course feast showcasing indigenous products, stories, people, wines and cocktails, with the aim to bring Canadians together around a common table and celebrate indigenous heritage and the people who first inhabited these lands.  Learn more here.

Beijing’s Chef Jiuxin Fan and Vancouver’s Chef Alex Mok
Where: HJU:Z Lounge at the Westin Bayshore Hotel
When: January 30
Details: The Westin Bayshore’s contemporary Lobby Lounge Executive Chef Alex Mok welcomes Chef Jiuxin Fan from the Westin Beijing for this Asia-Pacific inspired collaboration. Set in HJU:Z Lounge, the Westin Bayshore’s newest dining establishment, this dinner will highlight Chinese and Cantonese cuisines, and showcase both chefs’ experiences of heading up kitchens at 5-star hotels around the world.  Learn more here.

Nashville’s Chef Trevor Moran and Vancouver’s Chef David Gunawan
Where: Farmer’s Apprentice restaurant
When: February 4
Details: Join Farmer’s Apprentice Chef and Owner David Gunawan in welcoming Chef Trevor Moran from Nashville, Tennessee. Pacific Northwest palates will enjoy a twist of southern hospitality at this unique North American collaborative dinner, where each chef will bring their own global experiences and focus on local ingredients. Learn more here.

The spirit of the Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan, is one of collaboration and is designed to spread Vancouver’s culinary story around the world. It is an exchange of ideas, experiences and ultimately the development of a community of relationships between Vancouver and international chefs and the cities they come from.

The Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan, was developed and is produced by Tourism Vancouver as part of the annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival and is sponsored by Air Canada and the Westin Bayshore Hotel.

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