Follow Me Foodie’s “6 Course Discourse” Recap/Video – 6 Chefs, 6 Topics (Vancouver, BC)

Tina Fineza, Hamid Salimian, Julian Bond, Mijune Pak, Scott Jaeger, Vikram Vij and John Bishop. Photo credit: Suzanne of Feeling Photography

Follow Me Foodie to “6 Course Discourse”

An event recap of the culinary forum.

The first ever 6 Course Discourse, a featured event in Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival, presented by Follow Me Foodie (me) took place on January 20th at the Edgewater Casino. The culinary forum kicked off with a food and BC wine reception followed by culinary talks from some of Vancouver’s top chefs. It attracted 200 food and wine enthusiasts, chefs, cooks, and industry players. After months of planning, I finally saw it come to life.

I don’t even know if I just ended something, or just started it. The room was filled with energy, excitement, inspiration, passion and laughs and the feedback has been beyond expectations. The culinary education mixed with chef banter and live tweeting made for an entertaining and incredibly memorable night. Lots of questions were answered, but many were also raised.

The success of the event could not have happened without the sponsors, chefs, cooks, restaurants, wineries, and helpers involved; and of course attendance from Vancouver’s “foodies”. I feel incredibly blessed and honoured for the amazing turn out and support. Thank you for joining me in celebrating Vancouver’s culinary scene.

So if you didn’t come, what did you miss? To be honest, a whole lot, but thanks to Three Sixty Photo and Steve Tan for capturing the event so beautifully. Photography by Feeling Photography.

Follow Me Foodie to 6 Course Discourse – A culinary forum

John Bishop, Mijune Pak, Gemma BishopJohn Bishop, Mijune Pak and Gemma Bishop – Parmesan profiteroles from Bishop’s

HaywireJohn Bishop with partnered winery – Haywire Winery

Hamid Salimian Mijune Pak Jen Next Jen Gluten FreeHamid Salimian, Mijune Pak and Jennifer Peters – photo credit: Martha Perkins

Next Jen Gluten Free BakingSmoked salmon, trout roe, and chives on a gluten-free scone from Next Jenn Gluten Free & Hamid

Joie Farm Winery 6 Course DiscourseJoieFarm partnered with Hamid Salimian

PICA CHefPICA Chef students

PICA CHef tuna conesAlbacore Tuna, Confit of Lemon Spring Roll Cone dusted with Red Pepper & Nori by PICA Chef (Julian Bond)

Tyler Harlton Wines 1Tyler Harlton from TH Wines

Service Excellence Tina Fineza - Duck ConfitDuck Confit, Szechuan Peppercorns, Kalamansi, Exotic Asian Herbs by Tina Fineza of Service Excellence

Wild Goose VineyardsWild Goose Vineyards partnered with Tina Fineza

Pear Tree Chefs - Scott JaegarScott Jaeger’s kitchen team

Pear Tree - Dungeness Crab ChipsCrisp Dungeness Crab by Scott Jaeger’s The Pear Tree

Scott Jaegar with Le Vieux PinScott Jaeger partnered with Le Vieux Pin

Vikram VijVikram Vij and Mijune Pak

Vij's ChickenVij’s Family Curry Chicken paired with Volcanic Hills Estate Winery

Chef Alex Tung Sous Vide SupremeChef Alex Tung from La Grotta del Formaggio in partnership with Cedarlane Culinary and Vista d’Oro

Sous Vide EggEgg, Ham and Cheese – 63 degree sous vide egg, crispy mortadella, cibatta croutons, Piave Stravecchio, Carli olive oil (recipe posted soon!)

Vista D'Oro 2Vista d’Oro wine collection

Soirette ShobnaPastry Chef Shobna Kannusamy and her kitchen team from Soirette Macarons & Tea

Soirette Macaron - MacaronsMacarons from Soirette Macarons & Tea

Soirette Macaron - EclairsAssorted eclairs from Soirette Macarons & Tea

MaenamChef Angus An of Maenam

Maenam - Betal Leaf Crab Lettuce CUpsCrab and Pomelo shiso leaf wraps “Miang Boo som”, ginger, peanuts, limes, caramelized palm sugar sauce with ikura from Maenam

EBo MusselsSalt Spring Isaland Mussel, Saffron, Dill, Bacon by Chef Daniel Craig from Ebo Restaurant at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre (Ebo’s Beef Carpaccio, Enoki Mushroom, Blue Cheese, Horseradish hors d’oeuvre not shown)

MikuSalmon Oishi Aburi Sushi from Miku

Chez Christophe - 6 Course discoursePastry Chef Christophe Bonzon of Chez Christophe

1st Course of 6 Course Discourse: Vikram Vij

2nd Course of 6 Course Discourse: Tina Fineza

3rd Course of 6 Course Discourse: Scott Jaeger

4th Course of 6 Course Discourse: Julian Bond

5th Course of 6 Course Discourse: Hamid Salimian

6th Course of 6 Course Discourse: John Bishop

Post Show Talk Back

Follow Me Foodie Mijune Pak Top Chefs 6 Course Discourse Vancouver 2Unfortunately, there is no video for the chef banter and post show talk back, which I must say was awesome. So just don’t miss out on next year! Yes, I’m very happy to say there will be a “6 Course Discourse” 2015 edition!

**Update – Surprise video of post show talk back at 6 Course Discourse! Watch it here.

Testimonials & Tweets

The six course discourse event is a must to attend. The chefs did a marvelous culinary experience. The Q&A afterwards was educational and I recommend it to anyone who is passionate about food. Will return next year. Mijune, thank you for keeping us in tune with culinary world. – Chef Edgar Rahal, President of British Columbia Chefs’ Association

Congrats @followmefoodie! RT @TrendsmapCanada#fmf6course is now trending in Canada http://trendsmap.com/ca  – @DennisPang

Only Mijune from @FollowMeFoodie could pull together a #DineOutVanFest event as cool as #FMF6Course. [She] makes me proud to be a Foodie. I’ll follow her to a meal any time. –  @MarkBusse, Partner/Managing Director, Industrial Brand

Follow Me Foodie’s 6 Course Discourse was an amazing opportunity to tap into the psyche of some of Vancouver’s most celebrated chefs. Anyone working in the profession was treated to inspiring tales about what it takes to be successful in a very competitive industry; and for those who have experienced any of the panelists’ cooking, a rare chance to gather insight into what happens behind the kitchen doors. I’m looking forward to booking my ticket for the next one already! – @ChefDGreen, Senior Manager, Industry Training at go2

Amazing event tonight @followmefoodie #fmf6course 🙂 amazing food and inspiring chefs! definitely THE best event of the @DineOutVanFest 🙂 – @Jadersyo

Special thanks to Tourism Vancouver’s Dine Out Vancouver FestivalBC VQAEdgewater CasinoAnita Lee Hair and Make Up, and CMNSU.

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