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EAT TALKS - LET'S NOT OPEN A RESTAURANT

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Northern Quarter

1724 Douglas Street

Victoria, BC V8W 2G7

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LET’S NOT OPEN A RESTAURANT

AN EVENING OF FOOD, DRINKS AND INSPIRED FOOD TALKS

Presented by EAT Magazine and Northern Quarter Restaurant

We’ve all said it at one point in our lives: “I would love to open a restaurant.” Whether a chef, dishwasher, lawyer or mechanic, many of us have thought that if we just had the money and the time, we could open the perfect restaurant. Today, dreams of opening a restaurant are dwindling. High overhead costs, soaring food prices, ridiculous rent increases and creative competition mean it’s a tougher game than it once was. So, what is one to do? Throw in the towel? Move on to “greener pastures”? Kick, scream, cry and lament? Heck, no. We create new and exciting ways to remain involved and integral to the food industry. In fact, not opening a restaurant has created a multitude of cottage industries that have breathed fresh life into how we approach food.

Today we are seeing innovation flourish in the face of all of the issues that tend to plague the restaurant industry. People are pushing aside the idea that a restaurant is the only way to contribute to the food industry in favour of food revolutions through technology, creative small businesses and alternative routes to getting their big food idea out there. Victoria is awash with new food apps, community kitchens, mini brick-and-mortars and small producers. What, where and how we are eating have become exciting again. The cottage industries springing up around the food industry are surpassing the cottage stage and are becoming the disruptors and drivers of Victoria’s food scene.

Eat Magazine and The Northern Quarter are bringing together industry insiders who have carved out their own unique niche. On Monday, June 12th, flanked by food and drink, of course, our collection of speakers will tell the story of how they got where they are, what they do and how their idea fits into the future of food. So, if you’ve ever considered not opening a restaurant (or perhaps that idea still floats through your mind from time to time) join us for a night of stories, inspiration and ideas.

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LET’S NOT OPEN A RESTAURANT - “An evening of food, drinks and inspired talks.”

SPEAKERS: Sterling Grice, Restaurateur (Foo, Foo Ramen, Part and Parcel), Daniel Edler - Ice Cream Subscription Program (49 Below), Alyssa and Cory Talley - Meal Kit Delivery (Local Urban Bites), Jill Van Gyn, food producer (Fatso), writer (EAT), David Mincey - retailer (The Chocolate Project, Circle Canning)

TBA - more speakers to be announced. Follow Facebook.com/EATmagazine for updates

DATE: Monday, June 12, 2017

TIME: 6:30pm to 9:30pm

WHERE: Northern Quarter (1724 Douglas St, Victoria)

TICKETS: $20 and include appys, a first drink (thanks to our beverage sponsors Hoyne Brewing, Tod Creek Craft Cider and Unsworth Vineyards) and the evening's speakers.

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