The GOODS from Tacofino
Vancouver, BC | Tacofino Commissary is delighted to welcome Gino Di Domenico to the Tacofino family. Gino brings a wealth of hospitality management experience to his new role at the Commissary, located at 2327 East Hastings, in the Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood. After graduating from Concordia University, Gino was floor manager at the Ristorante Otto in the prestigious W Hotel in Montreal. Upon moving to Vancouver, he moved into assistant management positions with the Steamworks Brewing Company as well as the Spectra Group of Great Restaurants. Most recently, Gino helped open Vancouver’s first VPN-certified Neapolitan pizzeria – Nicli Antica Pizzeria – in Gastown. He was General Manager there for the past 2 1/2 years where he was loved and respected by staff and public alike (the feeling was mutual). “I am excited to be joining the Tacofino family, and about becoming a member of this growing and vibrant neighbourhood here in Hastings Sunrise,” says Gino. Read more
The GOODS from Beta5
Vancouver, BC | BETA5 Chocolates, chosen as one of North America’s Top 10 Chocolatiers in 2012, is on the hunt for driven pastry cooks and chocolatiers. Positions are full-time, with a competitive compensation package. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year of relevant experience in a pastry kitchen, and a strong working knowledge of basic recipes and techniques. Please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence firstname.lastname@example.org, before June 30 to apply. Read more
The GOODS from Hawksworth
Vancouver, BC | We are currently looking for a part-time breakfast server with a warm and welcoming demeanor and the ability to wow our guests. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 1 year experience serving high end clientele and a willingness to learn and grow with a dynamic and fast-paced company. Please forward all resumes with a cover letter to email@example.com. Read more
The GOODS from House Wine
Vancouver, BC | Summer is synonymous with BBQs, bocce and pool parties; impromptu guests often arrive for l’heure de l’apéro and end up staying the evening. It’s spontaneous, relaxing and rejuvenating. Get ready for some summer fun this Sunday by joining the house wine girls while they share their favourite wines under $20 at The Listel. From Vinho Verde and dry rosés to great reds for the BBQ, you’ll have your shopping list taken care of for the entire summer. Having a well-stocked wine rack without breaking the bank is a great start to the utmost enjoyment of all your festivities. Don’t miss out. Details after the jump. Read more
The GOODS from La Mezcaleria
Vancouver, BC | We at La Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive are looking for skilled and experienced line cooks, prep cooks, and bartenders to join our growing team. Experience in fast-paced environments is an asset. Email your resumes in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
The GOODS from Ocean Wise
Vancouver, BC | The Vancouver Aquarium’s annual fundraising gala, Night at the Aquarium, presented by PCL Construction Group, raised over $350,000, for the non-profit society. One hundred per cent of the event’s proceeds support the Aquarium’s conservation, research, and education programs, including its Ocean Wise™ program, which was created to address overfishing, the single biggest threat our oceans face today.
“Our magical signature gala is an unforgettable night where we invite our supporters to celebrate our shared commitment to aquatic conservation,” said Dr. John Nightingale, Vancouver Aquarium president and CEO. “Their support allows us to rescue and rehabilitate injured animals, to ignite the curiosity and passion of tomorrow’s conservationists, and to continue our work as a global leader in aquatic research. Night at the Aquarium is our most significant fundraising event and brings together community partners near and far to connect with the important conservation, research and education initiatives we lead.”
The event’s 350 guests were treated to a dizzying array of sustainable delights from 16 of B.C.’s top Ocean Wise restaurants and chefs, including Chef Rob Clark, who served an exquisite spot-prawn taco for the sold-out VIP reception, and Chef Wayne Harris of the Vancouver Shangri-La Hotel, who created a heavenly seared halibut with creamy coconut and apple salad. In addition to being one of 22 wineries and distilleries present at the event, Mission Hill’s Chef Matthew Batey of the vineyard’s Terrace Restaurant created an exquisite smoked scallop with hazelnuts and vanilla crème. New this year was a champagne reception, courtesy of Tattinger. Read more
The GOODS from The Acorn
Vancouver, BC | Vancouver-based photographer Angela Fama and The Acorn Restaurant (3995 Main Street) have locked hands for an exciting project on Main Street during Car Free Day, Sunday, June 16th, 12pm – 7pm. Fama will be parking her mobile studio/1970’s Boler in front of the restaurant where she will be capturing portraits of willing participants. Select photographs from the day’s session will be included in an exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver as part of the Capture Photography Festival throughout October. Fama was chosen, along with three other local photographers (Lincoln Clarkes, John Goldsmith and Brian Howell), to present work in conversation with legendary Vancouver post-war street photographer, Foncie Pulice, who is the subject of a full-scale exhibition on view at MOV from June 6 – January 5, 2014.
As part of The Acorn’s ongoing commitment to supporting art and artists in Vancouver, the collaboration with Angela Fama will extend to The Acorn Artist Series, where upon the restaurant will print 1000 complimentary postcard prints for customers during the month of October in conjunction with the Capture Photography Festival. The Acorn will be open from 12pm onward for Car-Free Day, offering light snacks and refreshments. Read more
The GOODS from Legacy Liquor Store
Vancouver, BC | Join Chief Beekeeper Julia Common, Charles Tremewen of Long Table Distillery and Bartender Don Wheeler for our second event featuring local organisation Hives for Humanity. Four different honeys will be tasted separately and in cocktails lovingly crafted by Don Wheeler using Long Table Distillery Spirits. Expect an evening discussing the importance of Urban Beekeeping; what it’s like pioneering the craft distillery scene in Vancouver and the role honey plays in cocktails. Guests will leave with a better understanding of bees, distilling and cocktail making, as well as with a special cocktail recipe and honeys to create your own. Hope to see you there! Tickets available online here. Read more
The GOODS from Hawksworth
Vancouver, BC | Summer is just around the corner and to celebrate the start of the sunshine, Hawksworth Restaurant is excited to announce their new patio in downtown Vancouver. Stretching the length of the restaurant on Georgia Street, their newly opened patio features foliage, teak chairs paired with corian table tops and a glass partition that creates a chic street-side space ideal for al fresco fun in the sun.
Hawksworth Restaurant’s latest seasonal features include a new hamachi sashimi with white soy, exotic smoked passionfruit, thirst-quenching coconut sorbet and a touch of summer heat with the addition of jalapeno. “The dish is a cool and refreshing combination that showcases the freshest seasonal Pacific produce partnered with flavours that evoke sunshine and warmth,” says Chef David Hawksworth. “It’s the perfect plate to enjoy on the patio.”
Pair Hawksworth’s new outdoor dining experience with a chilled glass of wine or try one of the crisp, citrus-forward cocktails that will be featured on the Hawksworth Cocktail Bar’s newly-extended menu. Try a classic mint julep or pick a light and bright drink from the new menu, which features 18 new cocktails that showcase some of the new premium liquor that has been added to the bar. Selected from the world’s finest spirits, the extended bar offerings rival specialist bars for their scope and quality. Read more
The GOODS from L’Abattoir
Vancouver, BC | L’Abattoir is looking for a full time hostess/host/maitre’d with administrative experience who is capable of working both evening and daytime shifts. Wages are competitive and tips are high (benefits, too, if your can believe it). Apply in confidence to paul [at] labattoir.ca. Details after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Culinary Capers Catering
Vancouver, BC | Opened in 2008, Culinary Capers Beijing is a division of Culinary Capers Catering, Vancouver’s market leader in off-premises catering. Company President and Executive Chef Billy Kawaja and CEO Debra Lykkemark heads a group of top professionals dedicated to producing cutting edge cuisine, innovative presentation, contemporary design and courteous service. The award-winning kitchen team was the official caterer for the BC Canada Pavilion in Beijing during the 2008 Summer Games. In 2010, our Beijing operation was the recipient of two international awards for a spectacular four-course luncheon for 120 guests on the Great Wall of China and recently was recognized as the Best Event Caterer in Beijing by China BT MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) Magazine. This high profile leadership role of Executive Chef will be reporting to Culinary Capers Beijing President Billy Kawaja, a Canadian Red Seal Chef. Get all the details after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Fraîche
West Vancouver, BC | Now there’s yet another reason to stop, relax and soak up the stunning views and incomparable cuisine at Fraîche: The popular West Vancouver restaurant has unveiled its new Sunset Dinner Series, which launches on the Summer Solstice (June 21) and offers patrons their pick of two prix fixe menus, created by new executive chef, Carol Chow.
Available Sundays and Tuesday through Thursday, the revolving $45 three-course prix fixe menu may feature Kusshi Oysters with cucumber jelly and shaved horseradish; Steak Tartare with truffled pecorino and extra-virgin olive oil; and Summer Pavlova served with berry sorbet.
Also available nightly (except Monday) Fraîche Restaurant will roll out a $125 five-course tasting menu which includes wine pairings. Diners may be treated to Sweet Pea Soup with seared scallop and cumin cracker, paired with Wapiti Cellars 2011 Viognier (Naramata); Prawn and Frisee Salad with house-smoked bacon, pine nuts and olives in a Dijon vinaigrette, paired with a Buehler 2011 Chardonnay (California); Confit of Turkey Ravioli with beets, goat’s cheese and candied walnuts, paired with a Foxtrot 2010 Pinot Noir (Naramata); Porcini Dusted Lamb Sirloin, with celery root puree, asparagus and wild mushrooms, paired with an Allegrini 2008 Palazzo della Torre (Italy); and something very special for dessert. Read more
The GOODS from CedarCreek Estate Winery
Vancouver, BC | CedarCreek Estate Winery is pleased to announce that Chef Greg Keenan will be our Chef at the Vineyard Terrace restaurant this summer season. Chef Keenan received his formal training at the University College of the Caribou as well as Vancouver Community College where he obtained a Culinary Arts diploma. Greg has also completed the Provincial Instructor Program and has qualified and received his Red Seal chef certification. He has worked with a number of prestigious fine dining establishments such as 360 Restaurant – CN Tower and CinCin in Vancouver as well as restaurants in beautiful Sun Peaks. Greg is excited to offer a farm to table culinary experience and feels that CedarCreek is an ideal setting to promote the best of the Okanagan. Read more