Vancouver’s Fall Home Show Returns with Culinary Stars and Trends

The Vancouver Fall Home Show is returning at the end of this month, an annual event that’s been held since 1983.

Over 35,000 people are anticipated to attend this four-day home extravaganza that features inspirational décor displays, workshops, expert celebrity speakers, and over 300 booths for finding out about services and products that will make your home even better.

This year, the Lilydale Cooking Stage promises to be a huge draw with a full roster of prominent members of the local food and drink scene.


From October 24-27, 2019, the Vancouver Fall Home Show will be taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre-West Building. It’s always a fun event, with plenty to do and see, including the HGTV Canada Main Stage with celebrity speakers (e.g. Sabrina Smelko of the show Save My Reno); Ask the Experts panel discussions (e.g. Design/Build Process: Strategies to build your dream home); DIY workshops (e.g. making your own wood signs); a Portobello West Market with local artisan vendors (e.g. BAM Woodworks); and of course, tons of exhibitors featuring all sorts of home-related services and products, such as windows and screens.

Not be missed is the Lilydale Cooking Stage, with culinary and drink professionals providing demos and instruction that will be accessible and informative for any home cook.

Five speaker highlights from the Cooking Stage Schedule are as follows:

Denis Peckham, Notch 8, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Oct 26 at 3:30pm and October 27 at 2pm)

Fans of Top Chef Canada and Chopped will recognize Peckham who was a contestant in both shows. Peckham will be taking the elevated cooking of Notch8 and making it more accessible for home cooks. His demos will show how to use local ingredients in order to revitalize classic dishes.

Jennifer Brott, Holistic Nutritionist of My Edible Advice (October 25 at 1:30pm)

If you’re sick of avocado toast, but still can’t get enough of avocado, this demo will be perfect for you. Brott, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and founder of a nutritional consulting firm, will give you four ideas for incorporating avocado in your diet without resorting to the cliché avo toast.

Maude Renaud-Brisson, Independent Wine Consultant (October 26 at 12:30pm)

Renaud-Brisson has worked as a sommelier in many top establishments, and teaches at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts for the WSET Program. She will guide you in a session on the diversity of BC wines, aimed to give you a deeper appreciation and understanding of our local wine industry and its offerings.

Dawn Doucette of Douce Diner (October 26 at 2:30pm)

Doucette is a powerhouse who also appeared on Top Chef Canada. She now runs Douce Diner in North Vancouver, a fabulous restaurant that reimagines classic diner favourites. She’ll be covering how to make the ultimate eggs benedict at home. How do you make perfect hollandaise?

Bruno Feldeisen, CBC’s The Great Canadian Baking Show (October 25 at 3pm and October 27 at 12:30pm

A well-known baking celebrity with many accolades on his resume, Feldeisen will be whipping up gourmet desserts that are sure to wow your guests at your next dinner party. Make sure to take notes: your sweet tooth will thank you.

Further info about the 2019 Vancouver Home Show can be found on-line.


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