Saturday, Aug 24, 11am-4pm
Demonstration Stage Schedule
11:30am - Celebrity Chef Spencer Watts
Potato & coconut crusted cod cakes, tropical fruit salsa, sweet chili miso butter, fennel salad
1:30pm - Award Winning BBQ Pitmaster Kevin Legge
Steak 101 - Learn to prepare the perfect steak!
3:30pm - Celebrity Chef Spencer Watts
West Coast Seafood Risotto - Saffron risotto, mussels, clams, lobster, chorizo, smoked tomato broth
McBurney Plaza Entertainment
Enjoy live music by Ryan McAllister in McBurney Plaza.
Participating Fork & Finger $5 Sampler Locations
1 Fish 2 Fish - Smoked Salmon (3 varieties)
Annora Restaurant - Garlic Scape Gnocchi
Avishan - Ghormeh Sabzi (Iranian Herb & Meat Stew) Served With Rice
Brogan's Diner - Old Fashioned Milkshake
Cafe Young - Large Refreshing Iced Tea & Choice of Classic Cookie or Apple Strudel
Captain's Galley Fish & Chips - 1 Piece Cod & Small Chips
Food By Fanta - Grilled Cheese Waffle Chicken, Matcha Souffle Pancake or Spaghetti Scallop Pad Cha
Hot & Toasty Cafe - Chocolate, Strawberry & Banana Crepe
Leef & Stem Culinary Co. - Mother Bowl: Organic Buckwheat Noodles, Hempheart & Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Roasted Yams, Beluga Lentils
Lemon Bakery - Lemon Crinkle Cookie & Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Masala India Bistro - Butter Chicken Combo or Shahi Paneer Combo
McBurney Coffee and Tea House - Medium Italian Soda & Mini Cookie
Olivo Pasta - Chicken or Vegetarian Fusilli Rose Served with a Small Garlic Bread
Red Velvet Cafe - Decadent Cinnamon Bun & Wild Organic Coffee
Rib & Chicken - Korean Fried Chicken (take out only)
Shiraz Bar & Grill - Kebab
Sticky's Candy & Bakery - Fresh Baked Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich (you choose the cookie & ice cream!)
Tacoholic - 2 Tacos of Choice (excluding fish)
Viva Mexico Restaurant Grill & Cantina - 3 Chicken Tacos or 3 Beef Tacos
Award Winning Celebrity Chef Spencer Watts
What do you get when you combine natural culinary talent with a phenomenal ability to entertain? The magic of Chef Spencer Watts.
Spencer is a truly one-of-a-kind personality that brings an infectious enthusiasm and undeniable charm to the kitchen. His honed knife skills and beautiful plating techniques are mesmerizing to watch, and usually come with a little kitchen boogie and crooning to 80s tunes. A pop culture junkie, Spencer will riff on movie quotes and impressions while poaching salmon or plating tartare. What's Spencer's secret? He genuinely loves what he does.
Growing up in BC, young Spencer caught the performing bug early as he goofed off as class clown, fearless in his mission for laughs. He found his second passion when he entered the school gingerbread competition. Winning third place in the cafeteria opened his eyes to the delicious future of chef-dom. From there, it was culinary arts school, then on to lauded restaurants, before getting discovered for his many talents and appearing on television screens. A fast favourite with viewers, the shows Spencer has hosted have twice won the Oscars of food television: The James Beard Award.
Spencer loves to travel and is up for trying any new dish or ingredient. Globally-inspired cuisine with a modern technique and a touch of fun is his approach to food. He's won prestigious awards for his gourmet dishes (including silver in the Culinary Olympics in 2012, and silver in World Culinary Masters the same year), but also likes to keep it simple, often using everyday ingredients in new and ingenious ways.
He's the beloved host of Fish the Dish, Watts on the Grill, and Spencer's Big 30, all on Gusto TV, and airing in over 30 countries around the world.
Award Winning BBQ Pitmaster Kevin Legge
As the Pitmaster for the competition BBQ Team Big Dog BBQ, Kevin Legge is the real deal with it comes to amazing BBQ. His awards include 1st Place Burger, BC Burger Championships (2018) and 2nd Place Steak, Canadian Steak Championship (2018), 2nd Place Overall, World Food Championship Top Ten Steak (2017). Kevin travels the world with his incredible BBQ skills, sharing his love for people, food and good BBQ.