VANCOUVER, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - This year's BC Foodservice Expo was the
culinary and hospitality destination not to be missed on Jan. 29-30 at
the Vancouver Convention Centre West. While restaurant customers were
"Dining Out," restaurant owners and operators were at the show
exploring the path to better business for 2012.
In addition to over 250 exhibit booths, the 2012 BC Foodservice Expo
featured professional development seminars and the stylings of roving
ambassador Chef David Adjey. Show visitors got the chance to try out
new food and beverage products from B.C. and beyond, and see the latest
in restaurant equipment and business solutions.
Chef competitions were presented in partnership with the Canadian
Culinary Federation and the BC Chefs' Association. In addition to
rewarding the talents of up-and-coming high school, post-secondary and
apprentice chefs, two top chefs were crowned after multiple rounds of
black box competition.
BC Chinese Chef of the Year: Chef Kent Wong of Vancouver's Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant was the
winner of this inaugural competition.
BC Chef of the Year: Chef Jeff Kang, sous chef at downtown Vancouver's Diva at the Met. Chef
Kang narrowly beat Chef Dan Craig, executive chef at EBO Restaurant at
the Delta Burnaby Hotel.
Exhibitors were recognized for outstanding booth design,
concept and interactivity. The award winners were D-Way Foods, C.W.
Shasky, BSI Biodegradable, Ponderosa Mushrooms, PreGel and BC Informed
Dining. Bosa Foods was awarded best booth in show.
Images of the show are available at www.bcfoodexpo.ca.
The BC Foodservice Expo is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant
and Foodservices Association, one of the country's leading business
associations with more than 30,000 members.
SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
For further information:
Samantha Scholefield, BC Foodservice Expo Show Manager
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
Office: 604-685-9655 x2 Cell 604-838-7956