On Saturday, May 5th, 2012, the city's top chefs will prepare a spot prawn boil at False Creek Fishermen's Wharf benefiting The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia.
The festival kicks off the BC spot prawn season, which continues on for 6-8 weeks. During this time, you'll have the opportunity to buy live, locally sourced, and sustainable prawns direct off the dock. Get your catch daily from 1pm onwards at the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf (just west of Granville Island).
Canada's largest Spot Prawn Festival and Prawn Boil makes fresh, right off the boat, local spot prawns available for hundreds to taste. Get inspired by our cooking demos then grab your own bagful off the fishing boats ($12 per lb) to recreate these dishes at home.
Meet local chefs and fishermen at this fifth annual spot prawn boil and watch demonstrations from Vancouver's top chefs.
Fun for the whole family
The Vancouver Aquarium provides kids with an exploration of fabulous fish and other cool creatures through hands-on activities and other family friendly events. This is a free family event with cooking demos and kids' activities.
Tickets for the Spot Prawn Boil are $12 each. This gets you:
- One plate of fresh-off-the-boat BC Spot Prawns, accompanied by sides, sauces and Terra Breads baked goods to mop it all up!
- Entrance into the food, wine, and beer tent
Venue / logistics
Parking: Please note on May 5th only PARKING IS OFF-SITE with a drop off zone at the bottom of 1st Avenue and Creekside Drive. (map)
When & Where
Chefs' Table Society of British Columbia
The Chefs' Table Society of British Columbia is a chef-administered, province-wide collaborative dedicated to creating a foundation for the exchange of information between culinary professionals. We support innovative and sustainable programs that will inspire, educate and nurture our chefs, our producers and our local food industry, all the while promoting standards of excellence with the aim of enhancing the reputation of our regional cuisine.