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EAT! Vancouver Food & Cooking Festival (June 1 – 3, 2012) & MMV Giveaway for Tickets

EAT! Vancouver is Canada’s largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival taking place at BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC on June 1 – 3, 2012. The food show features hundreds of food, beverage and kitchen goods exhibitors along with wineries, breweries, restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese seminars, cookbook authors, and chef competitions.  For its tenth anniversary, EAT! Vancouver will be returning to its former home at the newly renovated BC Place Stadium on June 1-3, 2012.

While at EAT! Vancouver, you will enjoy shopping in the marketplace of over 250 exhibit booths. Producers, manufacturers, retailers and food artisans will showcase a wide assortment of unique products for eating, drinking, cooking, entertaining, and outfitting a kitchen. Exhibits will include everything from gourmet foods to kitchen accessories.

Come for lunch and stay for dinner at EAT! Vancouver’s Bite of Vancouver restaurant pavilion. The chefs of favourite Lower Mainland restaurants will serve up appetizer portions of their signature recipes. For a nominal charge of $1 to $4 per item you will be able to savour the flavours of numerous eateries.

Also, new for this year is the Pop-Up Culinary Centre, where guests can sign up for one-hour cooking classes taught by instructors from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

For you Food Network buffs out there, appearances on the Food Network Celebrity Stage include:

  • Chef Rob Feenie – Vancouver’s own Iron Chef America winner and Cactus Club Restaurants Food Concept Architect
  • Chef Bob Blumer – Host of World’s Weirdest Restaurants and Glutton for Punishment
  • David Rocco – Host of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita
  • Annabelle Waugh – Food director for Canadian Living Magazine and winner of Season One of Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada
  • Chef Dale MacKay – from Ensemble Restaurant & Bar and eTap

Admission prices are as follows: $9 for Students (13 to 16) and $14 for adults (after the $2 discount for purchasing your ticket online here). Hope to see you there!

MMV Giveaway: Modern Mix Vancouver is giving away a pair of tickets to EAT! Vancouver.  To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favourite thing to EAT!  A random winner will be chosen from the comments below. Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you’re a winner. Contest ends Sunday, May 20th (11:59pm PST).  

For additional entries, you can do the following things;

  • For a second entry: Follow @ModernMixVan on Twitter and tweet “I want to win a pair of tickets to @Eat_Vancouver from @ModernMixVan. RT to enter!”
  • For a third entry: Like” the Modern Mix Vancouver Page on Facebook and write on the wall: “I want to win a pair of tickets to EAT! Vancouver from Modern Mix Vancouver:”



  1. Sanaz
    April 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm — Reply

    I love donuts so can’t stop eating them:)

  2. Lammie
    April 26, 2012 at 12:50 pm — Reply

    Sushi is a fave!

  3. Megan
    April 26, 2012 at 12:53 pm — Reply

    my favourite thing to eat is Pizza!

  4. Sue
    April 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm — Reply


  5. Stephanie S
    April 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm — Reply

    My favorite thing to Eat! is caprese salad.. I can never get enough.

  6. Bekki
    April 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    My favourite thing is anything my man makes. Good thing he’s a chef

  7. KY
    April 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    My favourite food is seafood!

  8. April 27, 2012 at 10:53 am — Reply

    Baked potatoes…mmmm…:)

  9. Jonathan
    April 27, 2012 at 10:56 am — Reply

    Can’t get enough of steak!

  10. April 27, 2012 at 11:03 am — Reply


    April 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm — Reply


  12. April 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    Prime rib with garlic mash with espresso creme brulee!

  13. mike
    April 28, 2012 at 11:04 am — Reply

    my favorite thing to eat is bacon (along with french toast and scrambled eggs) because everything tastes better with bacon!

  14. Katie
    April 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm — Reply

    Dim sum!

  15. Elysia S
    April 29, 2012 at 11:36 am — Reply

    My favorite thing to eat is sashimi

  16. Armando T
    April 29, 2012 at 11:37 am — Reply

    My favorite thing to eat is chicken wings

  17. Jenny
    April 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm — Reply

    My favourite thing to eat is sushi!

  18. April 29, 2012 at 9:55 pm — Reply

    my favorite thing to eat is mashed potatos

  19. May 1, 2012 at 10:24 am — Reply


  20. Evan
    May 6, 2012 at 1:10 am — Reply

    Baked chicken. Gotta be one of the faves.

    Also tweeted; thanks.!/evdav1/status/199063390176550912

  21. Sandy
    May 7, 2012 at 12:24 am — Reply

    Still my favourite since childhood – BREAD!

  22. Kevin L
    May 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm — Reply

    Greek yogurt with frozen blueberries

  23. May 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm — Reply

    Almond croissants with a thick filling

  24. May 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm — Reply

    Miso Soup

  25. Tina
    May 14, 2012 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    chicken wings

  26. Jenina
    May 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm — Reply

    I’ll never say no to fresh ceviche….

  27. May 17, 2012 at 1:22 pm — Reply

    Did someone say bacon?

    Tweeted and FB as well!

  28. Dennis L.
    May 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm — Reply

    BBQ Pork!

  29. Dilara
    May 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm — Reply


  30. Gigi
    May 19, 2012 at 9:36 am — Reply

    I can never get enough of sushi! 🙂

  31. Dara Fontein
    May 28, 2012 at 7:24 am — Reply


  32. Elisabeth
    May 17, 2013 at 9:52 am — Reply

    Without a doubt: chocolate! Good quality dark chocolate is the best! 🙂

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