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On Saturday, May 11th, 2013, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, the The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia hosts the 7th annual Spot Prawn Festival.
The festival kicks off the BC spot prawn season, which continues on for approximately 6 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) or various fresh seafood shops across BC.
Canada's largest Spot Prawn festival 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 ($14 per lb, cash only) to recreate these dishes at home.
Free and fun for the whole family
FREE! Be there to greet the first prawn boat of the day as it pulls into the dock at noon.
FREE! Watch cooking demonstrations from Vancouver's top chefs on the 1/2 hour from 11:30am - 1:30pm.
FREE! Visit the Ocean Wise tent to learn more about spot prawns and the sustainability of our prawn fisheries.
FREE! The Vancouver Aquarium provides kids with an exploration of fabulous fish and other cool creatures through hands-on activities and other family friendly events.
FREE! Linger and listen to the live musical stylings of the Swagmen.
SOLD OUT! Meet dozens of local chefs as well as fishermen, culinary students and local media at Spot Prawn Boil. Fresh off the boat spot prawns will be served up with Terra Breads and a variety of side dishes.
If you’d like to take home souvenirs, visit our merchandise and membership booth . We’ll have:
- Festival T-shirts – $20
- Festival tote bag – $10
- Prawn Star hats, black – $15
Visit the Chefs’ Table Society online store for more swag, festival-related or otherwise.
Venue / logistics
Parking: NO PARKING ON SITE - Please note on May 11th PARKING IS OFF-SITE only 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.