Free Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner To Be Hosted By Chef David Gunawan


Chef Dave Gunawan (Farmer’s Apprentice) is taking over the Rainier Provisions space (southwest corner of Cordova and Carrall in Gastown) for a special pop-up early this Sunday evening. Pop-ups are a great way for emerging chefs to test their market, understand how to deal with volume, and experiment with their cooking. This, of course, is different, as Gunawan – a well known talent – is familiar with volume and confident in his cooking. He also isn’t testing a market.

What Gunawan would really like to see is people who would dine in his South Granville restaurant taking a seat at the Rainier and having a conversation with the person next to them. He says that the motivation behind the one night service is “to integrate people and not segregate.” He sees the meal as a means encourage a greater sense of connectedness on the Downtown Eastside. Bonus: it’s free.

Chicken Noodle Soup goes down Sunday from 4pm to 7pm. If you’re able to slip in to enjoy a warm bowl of soup and make a friend, your presence would be appreciated. Gunawan is also looking for a few volunteers (kitchen and floor) to help out, so shoot him an email if you’ve got the time and inclination. He’s at iwanttocook [at]

Sunday, January 31st | 4-7pm | 2 West Cordova Street

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