It’s the 11th Annual Spot Prawn festival at
False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf
1505 West 1st Ave
It’s one of Vancouver’s most popular events of the Year..The Spot Prawn Fest.
Vancouver’s best chefs show up for cooking demos – everyone with a ticket gets a plate with prawns and other goodies..plus Terra Breads.
AND there’s R&B Brewing and Evolve Cellars pouring as well.
Presented by Chefs Table Society of BC
In 2006, it was Organic Ocean’s Steve Johansen, along with Chef Clark, Ocean Wise, and other members of the Chefs’ Table Society that helped create a groundswell of support for the local spot prawn fishery. Prior to that, almost all spot prawns caught off the coast of B.C. were shipped directly to Asia where they are revered for their sweetness and delicate texture. With local promotion of the spot prawn season, this group of sustainability champions helped generate a wave and launch the annual Spot Prawn Festival.
The majority of spot prawns are now enjoyed in B.C. and the rest of Canada, making this local, ocean-friendly seafood choice a delicious seasonal ingredient, and helping to reduce the pressure placed on other unsustainable prawn fisheries.
SATURDAYS GUESTS INCLUDE
Chef Ned Bell Ocean Wise Executive Chef
Chef Rob Clark Co-Founder and The Fish Counter
Chef Weimar Gomez Yew @ Four Seasons
Chef Dino Renaerts Bon Vivant Group
Christa-Lee McWatters Bond Evolve Cellars
Leslie Fenn – Owner of R&B Brewing
Steve Richards – Exec Director Pacific Prawn Fishermen’s Association
Chef Robert Belcham – Campagnolo
DJ Kearney – New District.ca and Wine Educator
STORIES WE’RE WORKING ON
Feature length interview with Chef Jeremiah Tower Legendary ground-breaking Chef. Subject of a new Documentary Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent
Produced by Anthony Bourdain.
John Schreiner – His new book BC Icon