Timber’s Chris Whittaker & Bellota’s Ryan McIlwraith Set For World Chef Exchange


The GOODS from Timber

Vancouver, BC | Timber’s Executive Chef Chris Whittaker is hosting a special event on February 1st 2017 as part of the Vancouver World Chef Exchange and Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2017. This event is a series of collaborative dinners starring award-winning chefs from global culinary hubs, including London, New York, San Francisco, Mexico City and Galway.

Chef Whittaker, Vancouver’s champion of local food, welcomes Chef Ryan McIlwraith – of Bellota in San Francisco- to Timber. Bellota was named Restaurant of The Year for 2016 by Eater San Francisco.

Spanish and Canadian flavours meet over wood fired coal in this epic collaboration dinner.
This one of a kind social dining event will feel like a homestead gathering. Food will be served family-style, paired with whisky based cocktails. Meet with these two great Chefs as they cook with fire featuring the best food from local producers. This once in a lifetime event has very limited seats, so book early. Ticket information is below, tickets are $175 plus fees.

Dine Out Vancouver, our city’s most anticipated food festival is Canada’s largest annual celebration of food and drink. Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2017 runs from January 20 to February 5. @DineOutVanFest #dovf


1300 Robson Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-661-2166 | Reservations: We don’t take ’em
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 1am | Friday & Saturday 10am – 1am | Sunday 10am – Midnight
Web: www.timbervancouver.com | @timbervancouver | Facebook


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Chris Whittaker, Executive Chef
Joseph Gosselin, Chef de Cuisine
Margot Baloro, Restaurant Operations Manager
Sarah Hussey, Restaurant Manager



Dedicated locavore chef – Chris Whittaker of Forage – is solidifying the West End as one of Vancouver’s most dynamic foodie neighbourhoods with his new restaurant in the high-ceilinged iconic space next door to Forage on Robson at Jervis.

The new restaurant is called Timber, and the menu reads like a roadmap of Canadian comfort food. Home of the bison burger and deep-fried cheese curds, other daily features include pea meal bacon chops, bannock, elk tourtiere, and fish & chips. Add a brown butter tart for dessert and you’ve had yourself some fine Canadian home cooking.

The design of the room is a nostalgic nod to British Columbia’s rich timber history and the salt of the earth who built this province, one two-by-four at a time.

The 1900 square foot space boasts an 18 seat communal table, bench and window-side seating, and features reclaimed barn board from Glorious Organics Farm in Aldergrove. The space is designed by blacksmith/polymath Dustin Pritchard (check out his behind the scene photos from his workshop on Instagram @blacksmithdustin).

“We have two purposes at Timber – to celebrate Canadian cuisine and to have a lot of fun while we’re at it!” states Chef Chris Whittaker.

If you’re looking for a place to grab a craft beer or a single malt and a mushroom gravy poutine while you curse the hockey refs on TV, Timber is where you want to be.

The first puck dropped in November 2015 and it’s off to a great start welcoming our West End neighbours. Open daily until late.



“Canadian comfort food reinvented” Anya Levykh, Westender (March 9, 2016)

“Timber: a Cheeky Salute to Canadian Cuisine” Tim Pawsey, Hired Belly

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