Written By Guest Writer Destinations / Places Aug 4, 2011 Seasonal Food is Focus of Kamloops Event SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOn August 7, everyone gets to enjoy the very best of seasonal local food. Chefs from Kamloops to Salmon Arm are gathering at Thistle Farm in Westsyde to show off the very best of local produce in an event called “Farm2Chefs”. Guests will nibble and sip their way around this gorgeous organic farm, exploring the work of local farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners.Farm2Chefs is the inaugural event for the Thompson-Shuswap Chef Farmer Collaborative. The collaborative joins together those who cook with those who grow to enable local restaurants to feature local, seasonal food and drink. Farmers and chefs have been working together for months to create a stronger market for local food, and Farm2Chefs is the fruit of that collaboration.“We’ve been sourcing local produce for several years, but the collaborative allows us to extend our sources into meat, dairy, fish, beer and wine,” says Ed Walker, chair of the Collaborative and of the Thompson Rivers University Culinary Arts Department. “We are very excited to see so many area chefs putting local food on their menus. It’s great for farmers and the local economy, and our food tastes better.”Deiter Dudy of Thistle Farm is the host for this event. “I love working with chefs – they are so passionate about great food,” he enthuses. “We’re very pleased to be able to have everyone explore the farm and all the great dishes the chefs are making.”Farm2Chefs is a “grazing” event, where everyone wanders around the farm, sampling small dishes prepared by 19 different local restaurants and finding exciting new pairings for that food with local wines, beers and mead (honey wine). All participants use local and seasonal ingredients, and food is served on natural or edible dishes, so waste is reduced while flavours are enhanced.“I have had the pleasure of previewing the menus for Farm2Chefs, and my mouth is watering,” says Rebecca Kneen of Crannóg Ales in Sorrento. “Chef Rob Sengotta from Shuswap Chefs in Salmon Arm will be using our beer to prepare his offering, and it’s delicious! I’m really looking forward to seeing people get inspired about local food and the great things that local chefs are doing with it.”Tickets for the event are available at the Kamloops Farmers Market every Saturday – just look for the Chefs Collaborative booth. They are also available by calling Ed Walker at 250-320 6974, or at www.tscfc.org. Tickets are also available through many of the participating restaurants. All tickets are in advance only – there will be no tickets at the gate.WebsiteChefsEdibleseventsfarmsfestivalsKamloops SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Destinations / Travel March 3, 2020 Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort Continued from March | April EAT magazine’s Best of Asia in Mexico. by Shelora Sheldan The morning after the Taste of Asia event, after ... Read More Chefs / Destinations / Epicure at Large / Food People / Travel August 1, 2019 Letters From Lyon August 2019 Cher Eat, I have been wondering a lot lately about how Lyon gained such a recognisable status in gastronomy. Sure, yes there are plenty of ... Read More Chefs / Culture / Destinations / Elsewhere / Travel May 7, 2019 An Introduction to Letters from Lyon to EAT I have spent my career thus far with a few goals in mind: climb the brigade of each kitchen I set foot in, put in my time and become “chef”. ... Read More Destinations November 2, 2017 November Tofino News An old Tofino classic is going to be new again. The Maquinna Pub, part of the Maquinna Hotel building at Main and First Sts., is set to reopen soon ... Read More Destinations / First Look June 26, 2017 Newly relaunched Cure Lounge in Whistler is just in time for summer fun Nita Lake Lodge proudly relaunched its Cure lounge just in time for some fun in the sun during Canada’s 150th summer. Built in 2008, Nita Lake ... Read More Destinations March 16, 2017 Tofino – Ucluelet March Food Buzz Welcome to spring from the west coast. This time of year means the return of migrating whales past our shores, and the event that welcomes them – ... Read More Comments are closed.