Tourism Tofino and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild (TUCG) today unveiled the details of the second annual Feast! Tofino — a 16-day-long series of culinary events to be held on the West Coast of Vancouver Island beginning on May 18, 2012 and culminating with the Tofino Food and Wine Festival, June 1-2, 2012.

Second Annual “Feast! Tofino” Culinary Events to Celebrate West Coast Vancouver Island Boat-to-Table Cuisine, May 18 – June 2, 2012

Acclaimed Local and Regional Chefs Team Up to Create “Fresh, Inspired and Real” Food

Tofino, BC, April 5, 2012 – Tourism Tofino and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild (TUCG) today unveiled the details of the second annual Feast! Tofino — a 16-day-long series of culinary events to be held on the West Coast of Vancouver Island beginning on May 18, 2012 and culminating with the Tofino Food and Wine Festival, June 1-2, 2012.

A collaboration between acclaimed local and regional guest chefs, restaurants, fishermen, foragers, farmers, accommodation, activity and tour providers, Feast! Tofino celebrates the abundance of available seafood and the sustainable “boat-to-table” practices commonly employed by the area’s restaurants and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild.

“We are building on the remarkable success of the first Feast! celebration to give food lovers another year of unforgettable culinary experiences,” said Feast! Tofino Event Coordinator, Trish Dixon. “Some the of the region’s most accomplished chefs will be joining our amazing local culinary talent to create fresh, inspired and real cuisine that supports our area’s boat-to-table food preparation practices.”

Feast ! Tofino 2012 highlights include:

  • “Stay and Dine” specials and packages from participating accommodation, activity and tour providers
  • $29, $39 and $49 “Dine About” set price Menus
  • Salmon Dock Festival (May 19)
  • Spot Prawn Dock Festival (May 26)
  • Restaurant events featuring acclaimed local and guest chefs
  • Educational “on the water” tours
  • Sustainable seafood processing and preparation demonstrations

Feast! Tofino’s regional guest chefs include:

  • Justin and Lea Ault, Hapa Izakaya, Vancouver, BC
  • Kunal Ghose, Red Fish Blue Fish, Victoria, BC
  • Tom Lee, Edible at the Market, Vancouver, BC
  • JC Poirier, Pourhouse and Pizzeria Farina, Vancouver, BC
  • Nico Schuermans, Chambar and Café Medina, Vancouver, BC
  • Andrew Springett, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, AB
  • Lucais Syme, La Quercia, Vancouver, BC
  • Joel Watanabe, Bao Bei, Vancouver, BC

A complete list of Feast! Tofino events, chefs and special accommodation, dining and activity offers can be found at www.FeastTofino.com.

About Tourism Tofino www.tourismtofino.com

Tourism Tofino is a destination marketing organization (DMO) promoting Tofino’s extensive destination attributes, local events and hospitality industry businesses. Tourism Tofino also partners with other tourism organizations to create awareness of regional tourism initiatives for visitors worldwide.

About the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild (TUCG) www.tucg.ca

As members of a dynamic culinary community, the TUCG’s mission is to work closely with each other and the region’s farmers, fishermen and foragers to provide unique food experiences that rely on sustainable farm/boat-to-table practices and the freshest local ingredients prepared with integrity and passion.

Event Contact

Trish Dixon
Feast! Tofino Event Coordinator
e: info@feastbc.com
p: 250-266-8338

Media Contact

Lynda Kaye
Kaye Public Relations for Tourism Tofino and TUCG
e: lynda@kayepr.com
p: 250-725-2035

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