Vancouver Foodster Presents Food Talks Volume 6

Vancouver Foodster's Food Talks Vol. 6

Vancouver Foodster’s Food Talks Vol. 6

It is a new year, and we have our first Vancouver Foodster Food Talks for the year.  It is always interesting to hear restauranteurs, chefs, wine makers, and other people associated with providing us with excellent food and drink to talk about their life experiences.  Here is the latest press release from Richard Wolak, aka @vanfoodster about Food Talks Vol. 6.  Get your tickets.  There is gelato in this one!


Vancouver, BC – The 6th Food Talk features 5 speakers who are all movers and shakers from the food community will take place on Tuesday, February 12th from 6:30pm-9pm in the Dockside Lounge at the Granville Island Hotel.

Richard says “I created the Food Talks to educate people in our community about the food that they consume, it is about awareness as much as it is about lifestyle”; Richard also said “ the Food Talk is also a social gathering which is more than hearing great people talk about their passion, it is also a chance for the community to meet and mingle over delicious appetizers, taste some local beer and ask questions from our leading panel of experts”.

Richard says “It is all about supporting Local and for this talk, James of Bella Gelateria will be making a custom gelato flavour featuring the Dark Lager from Dockside Brewing. This gelato flavour will be colaborated by two of our speakers, James Coleridge of Bella Gelateria and Mark Simpson of Dockside Brewing.”

Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community.

The 5 Speakers

  • Chef Marcus von Albrecht

    Chef Marcus von Albrecht

    Mark Simpson – Brewmaster of Dockside Brewing Company & Founder of Artisan Food and Beverage Group Inc

  • James Coleridge – Founder & Maestro of Bella Gelateria
  • Marcus Von Albrecht – Chef & President of Mava Foods and Von Albrecht & Associates
  • Julia Smith – Founder of Urban Diggs Farm
  • Chef Themis Velgis and Shahab Samimi, Co-Founders of Pura Sweeteners

Getting Your Tickets

Tickets: $30 per person (eventbrite fee extra) before February 9th. $100 when purchasing a 4-Person Pak of tickets (get a group of your friends together and save $20) (eventbrite fee extra) * $40 per person after February 9th.– A donation of $3 from each ticket purchased will go to support Growing Chefs.

Tickets are available at

Enjoy tasty appetizers by the chefs of Dockside Restaurant followed by a wonderful line-up of speakers who will talk about themselves and their passion related to the food community. There will be a Q & A where you will have a chance to ask questions and engage with the speakers. Each guest will receive 2 tasting glasses of Dockside Brewing Beer, there will also be a draw for prizes and to finish off the evening you will enjoy Gelato by Bella Gelateria.

Full details of the event including the Speakers bio’s is here

About Food Talks

Founded in May, 2012 by Richard Wolak.
An educational series of Bi-monthly social gatherings that brings together 5 speakers all of different backgrounds and roles from within the food community in and around Vancouver. Each talk will be focussed on stories and issues from within the food community followed by a Q & A, eating and mingling.