BC seafood expo

Cooking up a storm at BC Seafood Fest

BC Seafood Expo and Festival 2019 boasts an incredible array of seafood chefs and mixologists that light up the stage

By SeaWestNews

For some, too many cooks may spoil the soup.

Not for award winning food stylist Nathan Fong, who is back at the B.C. Seafood Expo and Festival this year marshalling the culinary creations of 30 chefs.

“There will be something for everyone to enjoy and learn about B.C.’s seafood,” said Fong, the chef-producer for the event.

“I will be organizing all the chefs for all the events from the industry reception, gala, demos, master classes, chef competition and the new junior chef competition,” he said.

Fong, will himself be creating a special dish featuring albacore tuna.

The BC Seafood Expo and Festival annually boasts an incredible array of seafood chefs and mixologists that light up the stage, participating in exciting dinner events, demonstrations and fast-paced competitions, said the organisers.

The B.C. Seafood Expo 2019, which will be held in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island on June 12 and 13. is one of the largest seafood industry trade shows in the Pacific Northwest and part of the 2019 BC Seafood Festival which runs from June 7 to 16.

Fong said he looks at a chef’s personality, style of cuisine, how they are with seafood and restaurant background, when selecting participants for the event.

Fong has been an award-winning food stylist for print and film advertising for the past 30 years and is an internationally published food and travel journalist. He is a regular contributor on Global BCTV with his Fong on Food, a contributor for The Vancouver Sun as well as a regular contributor to BCLD’s Taste Magazine. In addition, he has worked for Enroute, Bon Appetit, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Men’s Health UK, and NUVO. He is also a contributing editor to International Taste and Travel Magazine and Boulevard (Chinese Lifestyle and English publications) where he writes about food, travel and lifestyle. He currently hosts a weekly radio show called Fong on Food (food and travel) on Vancouver’s Roundhouse Radio (www.roundhouseradio.com)

Meet the 2019 BC Seafood Expo and Festival Chefs & Mixologists here.


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