Upcoming Projects


YVR Foodies & Bloggers

We host monthly events and organize exclusive food blogger dinners at hidden restaurants around the city. Each event will have an array of interesting speakers to provide value to our members.

Join our group if you’re interested in coming out to these complimentary feast exclusively reserved for YVR Foodies, Food bloggers and social media influencers?

The next event is a Chinese New Year party hosted by Food Connections. It’ll be held at Fortune House Seafood Restaurant (Metrotown) LTD 福聯海鮮酒家. We have a VIP private room booked for just our group and we’ll be served a beautifully crafted multi-course menu (including dim sum!) with artisanal tea pairings, along with activities and engaging speakers.

Date: February 24th, 2016
Wednesday evening 6-9pm.

In return for the meal, we ask for a blog review of your experience (or Yelp/Facebook/TripAdvisor review) and social media coverage while you are at the restaurant. The entire meal and any non-alcoholic beverages will be complimentary!

Guests are capped at 30 for this event and chosen through selection process. Sign up through the YVR Foodies Meetup Group.

Check out their website to find out more info about Fortune House Seafood Restaurant:

Private event page: #YVRFoodies @ Fortune House Chinese New Year party

Looking forward to seeing you at our next ‪#‎YVRFoodies‬ event!

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Re-Plated. Upcycle Dining.

As a fun follow-up event to Feeding the 5000,“Re-plated” is a unique evening of storytelling and gourmet “upcycled” dining that will gather Vancouverites together over an innovative, five course vegetable-forward meal – made from rescued food!

Join us as we Re-plate and Re-purpose what you normally consider as trash. Discover new ways to use parts of ingredients you never thought could be used, uncover new recipe ideas, and learn insider tips on how to store your groceries to keep them lasting longer.

Where will the food come from?
Our team is partnering with Farm to Food Bank, a non-profit to organize visits to local farms to rescue food! Our ingredients will include our other sources of procurement, however the food on your plate will be primarily LOCAL & SEASONAL – direct from the farm to our “re-plated” table.

Cocktails, Hors d’oeurves & Special Guests
Enjoy a complimentary drink during Cocktails & Hors d’oeurves (made of salvaged ingredients) and meet our special guests, Jen Rustemeyer, award winning film maker of Just Eat It- A Food Waste Story & Kayla Feenstra, Founder of Farm to Food Bank.

We hope you can join us on this very special night!

Ticket includes hor d’oeuvres, a five course meal and complimentary glass of quality, BC wine.


Get your tickets now: replated.yapsody.com

Note: As a part of the storytelling experience, the menu and the location will be a mystery. Images of the puzzle will be revealed piece by piece the days leading up to the event. Stay up to date about this event on social media through our posts and snippets of the secret location leading up to the evening.

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 Zero Waste Food Initiatives

Canada wastes $31 billion worth of food every year with 40% of food production thrown into the trash, while over 800,000 people are undernourished. Our goal is to start a conversation on this topic and support initiatives that aim to take action to tackle food waste. Would you like to start your own zero waste cafe, pop-up rescued food dinner, or zero waste grocery store? We offer support, guidance, resources and can point you in the right direction. Contact Elaine and be ready to bounce ideas over coffee.

Community Meal Share Projects

We value the power of community through inviting people from all walks of life to share meals together.  Aligning with our vision to transition towards a less wasteful food system, we aim to only use surplus produce and ingredients that would’ve been wasted in supermarkets or farms. The project represents an alternative to de-valuing edible food waste by creating an inclusive community space responding to the environmental impacts of waste disposal as well as unemployment and community engagement. Everyone is part of creating the café spaces, whether you are a customer, a volunteer or a supporter, allowing everyone to contribute to what they think the food, the space, the idea and the bigger picture is worth. The “Pay As You Feel” (PAYF) model offers an alternative to the conventional payment system, as there is no price on any items served. The system transcends monetary transactions and liberates people to use their skills and attributes as well as money to pay for their meals.