CANADA, September 24 – Members of the British Columbia food and beverage industry will come together at the Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef event in the fall and winter.
“This event is a great opportunity for chefs to meet the people in our agriculture and food industry and learn more about the amazing ingredients and products available in BC,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture and Food. “And for farmers, ranchers, shellfish growers and other producers, being able to bring their best selves to the restaurant industry helps bring more local flavors to the province’s tables and strengthens the food system and food economy of the province. the province”.
The third Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef networking event welcomes back farmers, chefs and foodservice professionals after a three-year hiatus. This season the event returns with two smaller half-day regional events: one in Victoria on November 7, 2022; one in the Okanagan on February 28, 2023.
“As chefs, it’s our job to celebrate putting food on BC’s tables and highlight the stories of growers, farmers, fishermen, manufacturers, artisans and processors from across our great province,” said Ned Bell, Chef Ambassador for Buy BC. “The two unique Every Chef Needs a Farmer events allow chefs, cooks and restaurateurs to come together to meet with the individuals and families responsible for providing food for our tables and build those relationships essential to shopping within our province to create delicious dishes. that our fellow British Colombians support grow and succeed.”
Exhibitors from the agricultural industry of BC, farmers, ranchers and producers, will be invited to exhibit their products and share information about the variety of what is produced in the different regions of the province. The event will also include speaker sessions with chefs, farmers and local food champions.
The Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef event is part of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food’s Buy BC marketing program. Buy BC helps farmers, ranchers and growers market their products as locally grown, raised, harvested or produced, making it easy for British Columbians to buy BC.
- In 2019, nearly 500 farmers, chefs, food processors and other members of the BC food and beverage industry attended the Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef event.
- Approximately 60 seafood and agri-food producers and processors exhibited their products including eggs, mushrooms, scallops, haskap berries, garlic, sea salt, beef, vegetables, water buffalo cheese, apples, cranberries, pork, algae and vegan meat in the agriculture exhibition at the event.
Visit the Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef event site: https://buybc.gov.bc.ca/every-chef-needs-a-farmer
Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef, High Mountain Forage and Farm Success Story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOtVzghtQLo&t=33s
Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef, La Belle Vallée Fromagerie and Long Table Grocery success story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMSAKfUfSpE
Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef, The Acorn Restaurant, and Fraser Valley Hazelnuts success story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0ZG6u21B60
Buy BC: https://buybc.gov.bc.ca/
BC farmers and chefs come together to showcase local food and make deals: https://news.gov.bc.ca/20974