Countdown to the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival

MEET THE CHEFS

Thank you to the following chefs for participating in the 2017 BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival! Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks.

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Ned Bell

Vancouver Aquarium

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Nathan Fong

Fong on Food

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Pino Posteraro

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

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Angus An

Maenam

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Chris Whittaker

Forage

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Nigel McMeans

Blackfin Pub

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Ronald St. Pierre

Locals Restaurant

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Taryn Wa

Savoury Chef Foods

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Alex Chen

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

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John McManus

Vancouver Fish Company

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Geoff Rogers

Savoury Chef Foods

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Tyler Parker

Steamship Grill & Bar

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Stay tuned to learn about Festival events, competitions and tours that will be announced soon.

Shellfish Chef Showdown

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Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

Deep Water Oyster Farm Tour with Chef

Learn about growing, preparing and eating oysters on a 3.5 hour boat trip. We will cruise down Baynes Sound to an oyster farm. They will give a 20 minute presentation on oyster farming. Holliewood Oysters will also supply us with their product for the Chef on board to prepare for tasting.

3.5 hours

Fresh Fest

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Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

Snorkeling with Seals Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com Ready to get up close and personal with a Rockfish? Maybe even a huge Lingcod, or how about a seal? Well you don’t need any experience to join in on our family-oriented Vancouver Island Snorkeling Adventures. We provide all the necessary equipment and visit popular sites where the resident populations of seals and other marine animals love to interact with snorkelers.

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Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

BC Seafood Expo

BC Seafood Expo – June 12-13, Filberg Centre, Native Sons Hall, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay

2 days

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Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

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Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

BC Seafood Expo

BC Seafood Expo – June 12-13 Filberg Centre, Native Sons Hall, Sid Williams Theatre, Courtenay

2 days

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Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Tour of Fanny Bay processing plant. Shellfish farming 101

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Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

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Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Tour of Fanny Bay processing plant. Shellfish farming 101

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Snorkeling with Seals Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com Ready to get up close and personal with a Rockfish? Maybe even a huge Lingcod, or how about a seal? Well you don’t need any experience to join in on our family-oriented Vancouver Island Snorkeling Adventures. We provide all the necessary equipment and visit popular sites where the resident populations of seals and other marine animals love to interact with snorkelers.

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Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

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Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Tour of Fanny Bay processing plant. Shellfish farming 101

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Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

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Fanny Bay Oysters Plant Visit

Tour of Fanny Bay processing plant. Shellfish farming 101

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Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

Manatee Holdings Hatchery Tour

This public tour will feature an overview of industry best sustainable aquaculture practices with a tour of Manatee's Royston Hatchery operation including Geoduck, Sea Cucumbers, Scallops and Oysters.

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Nourished in Nature – BCSGA’s Shellfish Feast

Upscale outdoor feast of local BC shellfish cooked by top chefs and accompanied by products from industry partners.

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Filberg Lodge, Comox

Half Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll cruise the local inlets, bays and tidal rapids in search of large marine animals. Snacks and refreshments provided. May depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

4 hours

Snorkeling with Seals Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com Ready to get up close and personal with a Rockfish? Maybe even a huge Lingcod, or how about a seal? Well you don’t need any experience to join in on our family-oriented Vancouver Island Snorkeling Adventures. We provide all the necessary equipment and visit popular sites where the resident populations of seals and other marine animals love to interact with snorkelers.

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Full Day Wildlife Tour

Book here: www.discovercomoxvalley.rezgo.com We’ll ply the waters in search of the biggest and most exciting marine animals in Desolation Sound and the Salish Sea. On full day trips we provide a BBQ lunch and refreshments. You'll have plenty of opportunities to stop for breaks at interesting and historical sites in this beautiful area. Tour may depart from either Comox Municipal Marina or Campbell River Discovery Harbour Marina.

7 hours

Comox by the Sea Celebration

6 hrs

Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park

BOOK THESE TOURS NOW!

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Full Day Wildlife Tour

June 11, 13, 15, 18

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Snorkeling with Seals Tour

June 11, 14, 18

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Half Day Wildlife Tour

June 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17

BC SEAFOOD ON YOUR PLATE

Sustainable BC seafood paired with BC wines, beers and spirits on fresh sheets from June 9 – 18, as part of the 11th annual BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival, during BC Seafood Month.

Participating Restaurants:

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Locals

Courtenay

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Forage

Vancouver

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Fong on Food

Vancouver

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The Vancouver Fish Company

Vancouver

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Blackfin Pub

Comox

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Savoury Chef Foods

Vancouver

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The Pointe Restaurant

Tofino

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Steamship Grill & Bar

Victoria

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Martine’s Bistro

Comox

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Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar

Victoria

COMOX BY THE SEA CELEBRATION!

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Time: 11 AM – 5 PM
Location: Filberg Heritage Lodge & Park, Comox, BC

General Admission $15
*Tasting Tickets $1 each, available inside the event. Tasting prices vary.
*Tickets are non-refundable

Join celebrity chefs, seafood producers, and educators for a fun-filled day of cooking demonstrations, tasting stations, live entertainment, and an oceanside craft beer and wine garden. Don’t miss the always popular Fanny Bay Oyster Shucking Championship and Ocean Wise Chowder Challenge.

Chef Demonstrations Just Announced!

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Nathan Fong

Fong on Food

Pino Posteraro

Cioppino's

Angus An

Maenam

Taryn Wa

Savoury Chef Foods

Bottle Wayward Distillation Rum

BC Seafood on Your Plate Contest

Drunken Hive Rum from Wayward Distillation House Drunken Hive Rum, a limited edition rum crafted with caramelized BC honey. Only 648 numbered bottles were produced from one bourbon cask in this Single Barrel Release.

Wayward Distillation House offers daily tours and tastings at the distillery.
Come out and try their latest creation – while it lasts!

Funding support provided, in part, by the BC’s Government Buy Local Program; delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC with funding from the BC Ministry of Agriculture.

ACCOMMODATIONS

PARTICIPATE

Become a Sponsor

Check out some of the highlights of the Festival and consider how your business may wish to leverage on the growing success of the event.

If you have questions, please contact Karen Bonell, Sponsorship Development or  Click Here for the Official Festival Participation & Sponsorship Package.

 

Participate in Events, Competitions and more!

There are many ways Chefs, food and beverage businesses, seafood producers, and tourism businesses can get involved and leverage the Festival. Click here below for participation forms:

Host an Event or Tour – Participation Agreement

Comox by the Sea 2017- Participation Agreement

2017 Shucking Competition Agreement

2017 Chowder Challenge Agreement

 

BC Shellfish on your Plate

You are invited to join BC seafood restaurants and chefs for the BC Seafood on Your Plate campaign, presenting sustainable BC seafood paired with BC wines, beers and spirits on fresh sheets from June 9 – 18, 2017. Click Here for the 2017 Participation Agreement.

 

Visiting Media

Don’t miss this opportunity to attend, engage and learn about the West Coast Aquaculture industry, leaders, and innovators while experiencing the festival’s culinary and producer tours, competitions and gala. Click Here for Visiting Media Package & Application.

 

Be a BC Seafood Expo Exhibitor

Includes: Expo Pass items PLUS Exhibitor space with table, chairs, and access to power and internet. Click here to register as an exhibitor. If you have an questions, contact Linda Hiemstra.

2017 BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival Master Participation Agreement

 

Planning Your Festival Getaway

For trip planning, accommodation packages and event tickets call the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre at 1-855-400-2882 or email [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

COMMUNITY & INDUSTRY PARTNERS