About the Event
A province-wide menu planning session for B.C. farmers and chefs.
What to expect
Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef is a one day networking event that brings together more than 300 farmers, chefs and other members of the food and beverage industry to create more opportunities to bring B.C. food to plates around the province. This year’s event will take place on November 12 at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver B.C.
Chefs can explore a variety of B.C. products that are available for their restaurants, and farmers can connect directly with chefs to better understand what products are in high demand.
The event will feature an agriculture and food showcase of B.C.’s agriculture sector, with over 40 displays featuring BC primary agriculture producers, industry associations and non-profit organizations involved in B.C.’s local food system.
Attendees will hear insights, ideas and opportunities from leaders in B.C.’s farm to table movement in panel sessions that will take place throughout the day.
The event is part of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Buy BC program. Buy BC helps farmers, ranchers and producers market their products as locally-grown, raised, harvested and produced. This makes it easy for British Columbians to identify locally sourced products, in an effort to increase demand for B.C. products within the province.
Who should attend
The event is open to anyone who is involved or interested in B.C.’s farm to table philosophy.Event participants include:
- producers of all sizes and all crops, livestock and other agriculture and seafood products interested in selling directly to restaurants
- food processors interested in selling directly to restaurants
- chefs and restauranteurs of farm to table style restaurants
- industry associations and non-profit organizations
- culinary institutions
- other members of the food and beverage industry
Why should I attend?
This event provides you with an opportunity to:
- connect with farmers, chefs and other members of the food and beverage industry and establish direct sales routes from farms to restaurants
- showcase the variety of products being produced in different regions of B.C.
- enhance the awareness of available B.C. commodities to restaurants
- share success stories and innovative approaches regarding the farm-to-table movement