6th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show, Oct. 4 – 6 (Free Ticket and Gift Basket Giveaway!)


The 6th annual Fraser Valley Food Show on October 4, 5, and 6, 2013 announces two more celebrity personalities to accompany Cactus Restaurants’ Executive Chef Rob Feenie on the Celebrity Cooking Stage.

Canadian Chef Corbin Tomaszeski’s passion, drive, and creativity have been an integral part of his popularity on TV shows Dinner Party Wars, Restaurant Makeover, Crash My Kitchen, and the new hit show on Food Network Canada, Restaurant Takeover. Chef Corbin is known for his ability to rebuild lackluster menus with flair and attention to detail. Currently, he is working on many exciting projects including the opening of three new restaurants, creating a cookbook, filming new episodes, appearing on daytime TV shows, and touring the country for events. For more info, visit chefcorbin.ca.

Photo: Chef Corbin Tomaszeski

Photo: Chef Corbin Tomaszeski

Chef Matthew Stowe, Product Development Chef for Cactus Restaurants, was named the winner of Season Three of Food Network Canada’s competitive culinary show, Top Chef Canada. Chef Matthew fell in love with cooking at 15 years old and is now a proud husband, father, chef, and cookbook author. After graduating from New York’s prestigious Culinary Institute of America in 2002, he honed his craft at New York City’s Lutèce, and played an integral role as Executive Chef of B.C.’s Sonora Resort for seven years, earning the resort’s coveted Relais & Châteaux designation in 2009. He is a passionate and focused chef who prides his style on refined Canadian cuisine with modern techniques. Chef Matthew will be on the Celebrity Cooking Stage on Sunday, October 6. For more info, visit matthewstowe.ca.

Photo: Chef Matt Stowe

Photo: Chef Matt Stowe

For photos and biographies of all Celebrity Cooking Stage chefs, visit this page.

The Fraser Valley Food Show introduces the first Gluten Free Living Show. Manufacturers and food producers offering gluten-free products at the show include: Azuma Foods Co., BC Salmon Marketing Council, Cabin Fever Sweet Sensations, Canada Hemp Foods, Canadian Celiac Association, Checkers Premium Fudge, ChocolaTas, Cooking Essence, Country Prime Meats, Epicure Selections, Glutenull Bakery, Jump Up and GoGo, Kidd Brothers Honey Processors & Western Sage Honey, Kitchening & Co., Mountain Meadow Honey, Nature’s Path Foods, Silver Hills Bakery, Simply Delish Soup + Salad Co., Spiceworks Food Creations, Spolumbo’s Fine Foods & Deli, Taste of the Okanagan Specialty Foods, The Gluten Free Chef, Trugs Gourmet Foods, Wineland Dressings, Wise Bites, and Zara’s Pasta Production.

The Bite of the Valley features some of the Lower Mainland’s favourite restaurants and their array of local and international cuisine. Attendees can taste menu selections for no more than $4.00 per appetizer-size portion. 2013 participants include:

Attendees will enjoy offerings from over 100 food and beverage exhibitors. More than 15,000 visitors are expected to attend the show over the three-day weekend at the Tradex Trade and Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, B.C., V2T 6H5. Tickets are $7 for adults online.

For more information and tickets please visit www.fraservalleyfoodshow.com, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

We’re giving away a Kidd Brothers Honey Processors & Western Sage Honey Gift Basket, including Two (2) Tickets to the Fraser Valley Food Show AND Two (2) Tickets to the Fraser Valley Food Show, including Two (2) Sheets of Food Tickets valid for the Bite of the Valley or Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Pavilion! All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select two (2) winners on Wednesday, September 25th and notify the winners by email.

Updated Wednesday, September 25th: Congratulations to Martin who is the lucky recipient of a Kidd Brothers Honey Processors & Western Sage Honey Gift Basket, including Two (2) Tickets to the Fraser Valley Food Show AND to Sylvia who is the lucky recipient of Two (2) Tickets to the Fraser Valley Food Show, including Two (2) Sheets of Food Tickets valid for the Bite of the Valley or Wine, Beer & Spirits Tasting Pavilion! Please check your inboxes for further instructions on how to go about claiming your prizes. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment, and we hope that you can still find the time to check out the Fraser Valley Food Show next weekend!

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43 Responses to 6th Annual Fraser Valley Food Show, Oct. 4 – 6 (Free Ticket and Gift Basket Giveaway!)

  1. Ellen howse

    Would love to visit while in Vancouver we are from us

  2. Karen

    Would love to try some delicious local foods!

  3. Jennifer

    Would love to go!

  4. Cristina L

    This is awesome, would love to go!

  5. Victoria St laurent

    Love food, love wine, love Dinner Party Wars, love Top Chef Canada – would love to go to this event!

  6. Mo

    Would love to experience some great food! Thanks!

  7. Kay

    Love this! for all the foodies out there

  8. kelli

    I went last year and am still kicking myself for not making a few purchases.

  9. Martin

    Sounds like a great show. Would love to go!

  10. Minna

    This looks great! I would love to go!

  11. farah

    i am recently becoming quite a foodie myself, and would love to win the gift basket ! YUM !

  12. karen

    Please, pleeeease, pleeeeeeeeeeeeease choose me :-) I would love to go

  13. Patti

    Chef Corbin is one of my favourite chefs on the cooking network, would love to see him in person, and enjoy some food and drinks at the same time..

  14. Kathleen

    would love to go!

  15. Ruth

    Sounds delicious!

  16. Brenda A

    Looks like a yummy time!

  17. Michelle W.

    I can’t wait! Please pick me!

  18. Isaac

    Looks awesome…and delicious!

  19. Kerry

    Fingers crossed for the win!

  20. colleen

    yesssss pleasssseee

  21. Xing

    Yes, please!

  22. stacy b

    I would love to take my Mom to this!

  23. lucy kabatoff

    Awesome ! Would love to go.

  24. Ryan

    Would like to go! Please!!!

  25. Tina L.

    I would love to go. I enjoy trying the Bite of the Valley.

  26. Rebecca

    Would absolutely love to win this :)

  27. Nancy

    I would love to win this!

  28. Shirley

    I would love to go!

  29. Cecilia

    This sounds like so much fun!!!!

  30. Kim

    Luckily, I am going to visit Vancouver during the show from Korea! If I were chosen, it would be an unforgettable memory for my trip and a great chance to promote Vancouver’s best foods to families and friends in my homeland.

  31. Aimee

    Never been — here’s hoping.

  32. Diana

    Would like to go. Thanks for the chance.

  33. Eileen

    Looking forward to the demos on the Celebrity Cooking Stage

  34. Sylvia

    Would love to go. Great chance to try new local products.

  35. felix

    Count me in!

  36. Sound delicious, would love to go!

  37. cheryl

    Must go,I am already salivating:)

  38. Ruby B

    Last year was the first time my husband & I went to the Fraser Valley Food show .. it was great! Hoping to win tix to this year’s event.

  39. Randy B

    The size of this event is perfect. Would enjoy going again this year.

  40. Michele

    Has it been a year already? I had sooo much fun at the last show, and can hardly wait to see what the Valley has to offer this season!

  41. Wally

    I really enjoyed this show last year.

  42. iain

    sounds fun!

  43. Mag

    Please pick me!