Vancouver’s Top Chefs Bring the Hottest Seasonal Culinary Trends to the Vancouver Fall Home Show

The city’s top local culinary experts will hit the Cooking Stage at the 35th annual Vancouver Fall Home Show from October 18-21, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

VANCOUVER, BC, September 26, 2018 – Aspiring home cooks, turn up the heat and sharpen your knives – it’s your chance to get schooled by Vancouver’s top chefs on the Fulgor Milano Cooking Stage at the 35th annual Vancouver Fall Home Show from October 18–21, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. See Vancouver’s culinary legends and modern masters, as they conduct live demonstrations including MasterChef Canada Winner David Jorge, CBC‘s The Great Canadian Baking Show Judge Bruno Feldeisen, and Jonas Hamre of Mamie Taylor’s.

The full line-up of culinary talent set to hit the Cooking Stage this year include:


“We’re proud to welcome a diverse group of culinary talent to the Fulgor Milano Cooking Stage this year,” said Tyson Kidd, show manager for Marketplace Events, producers of the Vancouver Fall Home Show. “The Cooking Stage will be the spot at the Show to catch up on the city’s latest food trends and see some local legends in action– not to mention some impressive kitchen appliances at work.”

With insider tips and a variety of topics, there’s a presentation for just about every taste. This year’s presentations will dive deep into the latest and greatest local trends including complex desserts– simplified, comfort food, rethinking food preparations (with some delicious and easy options), and guidance on how to make Poke from the comfort of home.

Learn more from these Vancouver culinary stars on the Fulgor Milano Cooking Stage:

Bruno Feldeisen, CBC‘s The Great Canadian Baking Show

Presenting: Creating complex dessert flavours while keeping it simple – Friday October 19th at 3:30PM, Saturday, October 20th at 1:00PM and Sunday October 21st at 1:00PM

A passionate and energetic Chef known for crafting unique cooking experiences, Bruno Feldeisen brings nearly three decades of culinary experience to his role as Judge on the CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show.

Chef Feldeisen was born in the small French town of Clermont-Ferrand and began his career as an apprentice at one of France’s most renowned chocolate shops in Moulin, garnering a Best Apprentice Award upon completion. Embarking on his American journey in 1988, Bruno has worked at a number of restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and opened an American-French restaurant, Soléa, in San Francisco. He further expanded his horizons when he became a pastry chef instructor at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver, BC.

Feldeisen has been the recipient of awards such as Chocolatier Magazine’s Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America two years in a row, and was nominated twice for a James Beard Award as Outstanding Pastry Chef. Chef Feldeisen also appeared on popular culinary television shows such as Chopped Canada, Sweet Genius and Donut Showdown all shown on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, and was a finalist at the International Pastry Chef of the Year competition held in New York.

David Jorge, JRG and MasterChef Canada Winner

Presenting: Comfort food and honest flavours – Saturday, October 20th at 5:00PM

After years of self-directed culinary studies, experimentation with techniques and ingredients, and honing his skills through events and gatherings, David’s lifelong dedication to his passion for cooking secured his victory on MasterChef Canada Season 2, where he earned the title of his dreams: Chef.

Following his MasterChef victory, Chef David Jorge joined Joseph Richard Group as corporate chef and continues to work to refine and enhance the food and beverage experience in all the Joseph Richard Group establishments.


Chef Karen Barnaby and Alexa Pitoulis of Goodly Foods

Presenting: Re-Thinking Food Preparation: Creating delicious and nutritious meals – Saturday, October 20th at 2:00PM

Karen Barnaby is an award-winning chef, cookbook author, cooking teacher and Vancouver Sun columnist who currently works as a product development chef/consultant. After 40 years in the food industry she still loves to cook which leads her down many rabbit holes of ancient and modern foods, techniques and cuisines.

Alexa Pitoulis is a creative strategist with over 17 years of experience leading teams in public, private and non-profit sectors. Alexa is currently the general manager for Goodly Foods, an innovative social enterprise that makes delicious soups, stews, and sauces by repurposing surplus produce and creating unique community employment opportunities


Dennis Peckham of Fraiche Sheet Foods and Chopped Canada Winner

Presenting: Creating fun, healthy and tasty food at home without difficulty – Oceanwise Tuna Poke – Saturday, October 20th at Noon

Born and raised in BC, Dennis has a career that has spanned the best restaurants in Canada, stints in Chicago, San Francisco, Napa Valley, New York and a win on Chopped Canada for the Food Network.

Out of cooking school, Dennis landed a job at perennial best restaurant in Canada, Lumiere. After working there for a number of years and working all positions in the restaurant, he wanted more for his career, and he went on to a life changing experience working at The French Laundry with some of the top chefs in the US.

Settled back in Vancouver, Dennis has been part of opening teams at Glowbal Group, has run Grouse Mountain Resort and most recently worked as executive restaurant chef at Fairmont Hotels.

Jonas Hamre of Mamie Taylor‘s

Presenting: Regional American comfort food with a local, elevated twist – Sunday October 21st at Noon

Chef Jonas Hamre cut his teeth in the kitchens of Calabash Bistro and Memphis Blues BBQ before setting off to Calgary to open his award-winning bistro, JAROblue. Upon returning to the West Coast, he took over as executive chef for the UBC Alma Mater Society, overseeing nine distinct culinary outlets. But he missed the fun and creativity of a smaller restaurant, and so he stepped into the kitchen at Mamie Taylor’s this fall, where he’s keen to put his summer competing on the Texas BBQ circuit to good use.


Chef Chris Oliveira for Fulgor Milano

Presenting: The joys of cooking with natural gas and induction technology – Friday October 19th at 6:00PM and Saturday, October 20th at 4:00PM

Originally from Toronto, Chef Christopher Oliveria graduated from Humber College as Chef Apprentice. Chef Oliveira spent 14 years working his way up in, and eventually running, restaurant kitchens in Ontario, including 5 years with Toronto’s Oliver & Bonacini Group of Restaurants.

Upon arriving in Vancouver, he spent two years with Vancouver’s Global Group before taking over the helm at Fable Diner, and was most recently at Parq Vancouver in a senior kitchen role. Chef Christopher loves travelling, hiking, working out, and is working towards becoming a licensed nutritionist.

The Vancouver Fall Home Show runs from Thursday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. to Sunday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. For more information, or to buy tickets online, visit


About the Vancouver Fall Home Show: The Vancouver Fall Home Show, has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1983, attracting more than 36,000+ qualified visitors annually. Produced by Marketplace Events, the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends. Marketplace Events produces 66 home shows in 32 markets that collectively attract 1.8 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually.


About Marketplace Events: Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company produces 42 consumer home shows in the US, 16 in Canada, and 8 holiday shows. The 66 combined events, in 32 markets, attract 20,000 exhibitors, 1.8 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 150-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading shows in Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal—some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.