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Vancouver Foodster’s Food Talks series is back with Volume 11: Innovation in our Food Community.

Meet and mingle with fellow foodies on Tuesday, September 16, when five speakers will be featured for an engaging talk about their passion for our food community. There will be a Q&A following the talk, allowing guests the chance to engage with the speakers.

The evening will kick off with a cup of coffee or tea in the café, followed by the speakers at 7 pm. At 8:15, there will be a Q&A, with mingling and networking to follow. Food, wine, and other beverages will be available for purchase during the event.

Here’s the lineup for Volume 11:

Bomber Brewing

Ken Beattie, Beer Educator, Eureka Beer Guide
Ken’s passion for the beer industry started in BC in 1987 when hired as a summer student with Molson Breweries. Ken spent 10 years with Molson, beginning his sales career in Northern BC and finishing his tenure in Downtown Vancouver. As of July 2013, Ken is the Executive Director of the BC Craft Brewers Guild, representing half of the 70 owned and operated craft breweries and brewpubs in BC, with the aim of producing and promoting premium hand-crafted beers that are truly BC, showcasing the brewers’ talents on a global level.

Temper Pastry treats

Steven Hodge, Pastry Chef and Owner, Temper Pastry
After graduating from West Vancouver secondary high school, Steven spread his wings and moved to California to attend Whittier college, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration. Realizing his passion for cooking, he went on to complete the le cordon bleu program at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena in 2002, specializing in pastry and chocolate. In 2014, Steven opened Temper Pastry. Using only the highest quality ingredients, Temper offers the richest, handcrafted chocolates, flakiest pastries, and melt-in-your-mouth desserts, as well as a selection of gourmet sandwiches, quiches, and roasted Stumptown coffee.

O5 Tea Tasting-11
[Sampling o5 tea, Kitsilano]

Rosie Priest, Kombucha Purveyor at o5 Tea
Rosie Priest works for o5 Rare Tea Bar in Kitsilano, a shop is dedicated to hosting, entertaining, creating, and sharing some of the most unique teas on the planet. It was at o5 that Rosie discovered a love for fermented tea, aka kombucha. Rosie enjoys utilizing simple ingredients, moving away from heavily-flavored kombuchas, and focusing on perfecting the artisanal craft of fermentation.

Nuez Milk
[Nuez Milk]

Lauren Elbe, Founder, Nuez Milk
Lauren Elbe is a personal trainer and creator of Nuez Beverage Company, a Vancouver-based brand that creates fresh, organic, and preservative-free almond and hazelnut milks. After her first bite of a European tomato, Lauren began to question why conventional grocery store food was so lackluster. Lauren has studied holistic nutrition and has become passionate about local food and what “good” food means for flavor, our health, our communities, and the environment.

Yashar Nijati
[Yashar Nijati]

Yashar Nijati, Founder, Yummus Organics
A busy entrepreneur, Yashar founded Yummus Organics and became Director of thisopenspace (formerly Chinatown Experiment) in the very short span of two months last year. He then used thisopenspace as a marketing tool for Yummus, opening ShwayShway Café, a pop-up inspired by the Middle Eastern eatery where he tried hummus for the very first time only four years ago.

Food Talks Volume 11

Date: September 16, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Venue: Lost + Found Café, 33 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $25, in advance only (plus Eventbrite fee)

Note: Limited tickets available. All ticket sales final. No exchanges or refunds, however tickets are transferrable with printed proof of ticket. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.

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