GOODS | Vancouver’s “Savoury Chef” Gets In On The Act At Cirque du Soleil’s “TOTEM”


Savoury Chef is a full service Modern Asian caterer | 826 Renfrew Street | 604-357-7118 |

The Goods from Savoury Chef

Vancouver, BC | For the second consecutive season, Savoury Chef Foods has been selected as the exclusive caterer to the “VIP Experience” portion of the Vancouver leg of TOTEM, Cirque du Soleil’s latest tour. TOTEM takes centre stage under the big top at Concord Pacific Place at 88 Pacific Boulevard from May 15 through to July 6. This marks only the second occasion that the internationally recognized entertainment company has chosen to outsource its catering services in Vancouver in lieu of traveling with its own staff. Savoury Chef was also tapped to coordinate the planning and execution of the menu for Cirque du Soleil’s “VIP Rouge” tent during the Amaluna tour in 2012/2013.

Premium VIP Experience tickets to TOTEM offer guests an intimate outing that combines the best seats available with five-star hospitality. Savoury Chef’s gourmet cuisine will be paired with Cirque du Soleil’s trademark flair in a festive atmosphere before and during the intermission of each TOTEM performance.

Led by executive chef and co-founder Taryn Wa, the Savoury Chef team has custom-designed an exclusive menu inspired by the vibrant colours, acrobatic movements and stage design of the TOTEM production, ensuring that while guests enjoy a feast for the eyes onstage they also sample a feast for the palate. Among the imaginative fare is the Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi, inspired by the “giant turtle” stage design; the art-deco flair of Kazu “Valentino” Heritage Beef with Shredded Yam Spread, matching the background colours of the set; and the Matcha Green Tea Macarons with Dark Chocolate Ganache that mirror the show’s greenery and forest themes. Read more

GOODS: Change In Local Liquor Law Gives “Savoury Chef” Access To FreshTap Wines


Savoury Chef is a full service Modern Asian caterer | 826 Renfrew Street | 604-357-7118 |

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Vancouver, BC | Local Vancouver catering company, Savoury Chef Foods, is proud to be using FreshTap (Canada’s leader in Stainless Steel Keg Packaging for the wine industry) to offer a selection of BC’s best wines by the glass at catered special events. Founder of FreshTap Steve Thorp says, “We are excited to have Taryn and Kyle from Savoury Chef on board with the FreshTap system. They will surely find the tools to be extremely valuable to them as a caterer, and the customer’s experience with wine by the glass is phenomenal.” The approval for Savoury Chef Foods’ mobile caterer liquor license is due in part to recent liquor law changes by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch. Read more

GOODS: “Savoury Chef” To Cater Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna – VIP ROUGE” Experience

November 14, 2012 

Savoury Chef is a full service Modern Asian caterer | 826 Renfrew Street | 604-357-7118 |

News from Scout supporter Savoury Chef

Vancouver, BC | Cirque du Soleil has selected Savoury Chef Foods as the exclusive caterer for the Amaluna – VIP ROUGE experience, which begins its run under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place on November 23rd. This exciting announcement marks the first time that the internationally recognised entertainment company has outsourced to a local Vancouver caterer, in lieu of travelling with their own catering staff. Catering to top sponsors and businesses in Vancouver, the VIP ROUGE experience offers exclusive five-star hospitality in a festive atmosphere before and during the intermission of each Amaluna performance. Chef de Cuisine Nathan, Pastry Chef Wendell, and Gold Medal Plate competitor Chef Taryn Wa have designed an amazing walking cocktail party, with a Cirque twist. Read more

GOODS: Edible Canada & Savoury Chef Join Forces To Create “Edible Canada Catering”

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC | 604.682.6681 |

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Edible Canada and Savoury Chef Foods have come together to provide exemplary full service catering services for personal and corporate events. The new joint venture, Edible Canada Catering, draws on the varied and vast culinary experience of Edible Canada founder and president, Chef Eric Pateman; Edible Canada’s Chef de Cuisine,Tom Lee; and Savoury Chef Foods founder and Executive Chef, Taryn Wa.

With decades of combined experience between the principals, and their shared commitment to providing the highest quality locally sourced and sustainable cuisine, clients can enjoy the service and reputation that Savoury Chef Foods is known for, while combining winning inspiration from Edible Canada at the market. On behalf of her team, Wa notes, “We have always been big fans of Edible Canada and all that they offer to our great city. We are inspired and excited to be working on this partnership.” Edible Canada Catering will offer seasonable offerings for everything from breakfast meetings to cocktail parties, and from 500 guest weddings to multicourse alfresco meals on local farms. As both Edible Canada and Savoury Chef Foods have strong teams and respected brands, coming together to orchestrate and produce locally-inspired catered events was a perfect fit. According to Pateman, it was a natural progression for his company to meet demand. “We are constantly being asked to cater events larger than our Granville Island Bistro can house, and together with the experienced team at Savoury Chef Foods, we know have the resources to do so.” Read more

GOODS: “Savoury Chef” Pairs With Granville Island Brewing During Craft Beer Week

Savoury Chef is a full service Modern Asian caterer | 826 Renfrew Street | 604-357-7118 |

The GOODS from Savoury Chef

Vancouver, BC | Granville Island Brewing Brewmaster, Vern Lambourne has teamed up with Savoury Chef Foods Owner, Chef Taryn Wa to present a West Coast inspired Brewmasters Dinner featuring cuisine paired with Granville Island Brewing favourites on May 11, to celebrate Vancouver Craft Beer Week.

Hosted at the GIB Taproom right in the heart of Granville Island, Savoury Chef Foods has prepared a four-course menu, featuring local meats, fresh ingredients and specially designed recipes to bring out the unique characteristics of each of the four beers selected for pairing by Brewmaster Vern. The Five Spice Duck Main Course is accented by the strong hop flavour of the award-winning Brockton IPA (India Pale Ale).

This delicious pairing is presented in part by 100.5 The Peak and is sure to be a memorable highlight of this year’s Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Tickets for the event are very limited and can be purchased through the Vancouver Craft Beer Week website. Menu details after the jump… Read more

Seen In Vancouver #256: At Last Night’s Long Table “Kin” Supper


A mighty long table meal went down last night at Seymour’s “560″. A lovely setting, no? There’s more on the way, too. The next “Kin” supper is October 27th (details here). Last night’s menu after the jump… Read more

“Savoury Chef” Presents “Kin”, A Celebration Of Food And Wine

October 14, 2010 


Savoury Chef is a full service Modern Asian caterer | 826 Renfrew Street | 604-357-7118 |

News from Scout supporter Savoury Chef

Vancouver, BC | Chef Taryn and her team at local catering company, Savoury Chef Foods, proudly announce the launch of an exciting new weekly food event, ‘KIN: A Celebration of Food and Drink’. For four weeks only, beginning on October 20, 2010, Savoury Chef Foods will host a series of dinners at 560 Lounge in Vancouver, BC (560 Seymour St.) that will include a short reception, and several courses featuring the best products that BC has to offer.

Each week will feature its own unique menu, created by Chef and Founder Taryn Wa, and her team, to showcase their favorite fresh local produce and products from suppliers, including Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef, Sloping Hills Farms, North Arm Farms, Cropthorn Farms, Organic Ocean and more. To ensure the best compliment to each dish, Savoury Chef has invited local brewers and wine suppliers to take part in this series of events, pairing each menu with either local beers or wines from a respected distributor. Representatives from the local suppliers featured each week will be on hand to offer a glimpse into how their products are grown and created, and how this ultimately helps to create what will surely be an unforgettable meal.

Join Savoury Chef Foods for the first event in this limited series, to be held on October 20, 2010 at 560 Lounge (560 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC). This week will feature Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef and produce from North Arm Fams, with menu items including Corned Tongue Salad, Shortrib Ravioli, Roasted Striploin, and more. Wine pairings will be supplied by Tyler Dawnson of Liberty Wine Merchants of Park Royal. Full details after the jump… Read more

Full Service Caterers “Savoury Chef” Join The Scout Community


Savoury Chef is now a proud member supporter of Scout. We will be publishing their news and press releases on our front page and hosting a page for them in our list of Resources. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their support of our little website. Click ahead to read on or jump directly to their Scout pageRead more

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About Savoury Chef


Founded by Chef Taryn Wa, Savoury Chef has rapidly become one of Vancouver’s premier full-service event caterers. Savoury Chef focuses on the use of local and in-season ingredients to produce tailored dishes and elegant menus for high-end events. Chef Taryn’s passion for excellence is reflected in her dedication to sharing the delights of fresh, delicious foods with all of her clients and works closely with each of them to determine optimal menu choices. Whether designing dishes for celebrities, political icons, government officials, corporate clients or wedding celebrations, Chef Taryn always puts quality and flavour first. Uniquely specializing in the creation of menus that incorporate both Western and Asian spices, cooking techniques and ingredients, Savoury Chef competes in a catering league of its own. Chef Taryn and all the staff at Savoury Chef are committed to increasing the respect and confidence of caterers across the city by delivering outstanding quality, service and delicious meals

Our Beliefs

“Cooking should be a carefully balanced reflection of all the good things of the
Jean & Pierre Troisgros

In an industry plagued with a reputation for bland one-size-fits-all buffets and redundant low quality ingredients, Savoury Chef is redefining local catering. With our non-traditional approach to customised menu planning, we focus on the individual needs of each of our clients and provide them with satisfying dishes that are fresh, unique and rich in flavour. Like you, we know that local tastes better and that quality and presentation should not be sacrificed for cost. We are turning over a new catering leaf and presenting a literally fresh approach to food service, based on employing the tried and true equation of excellent local ingredients and personalized customer service to create memorable events.

The People


Taryn Wa – Founder/Chef | Loves Pigs. Loves Beer. Loves Food.
Kyle Nordman – Director | Founder/Business & Refreshments.
Heather Wright | Director of Sales & Special Events

Savoury Chef believes that success comes from supporting local ingredients, maintaining great staff and having a healthy and positive attitude.