Culinary Garage Sale 2024

Picnic Pavilion on Granville Island Vancouver, BC, Canada

Les Dames d’Escoffier's Exclusive Culinary Garage Sale & Chef

Picnic and Bubbles

Les Dames BC is excited to announce their summer

Honouring respected chef and restaurateur, Michel Jacob

Dear Friends, as you know, each year Les Dames d’Escoffier, BC Chapter chooses a Culinary Icon to honour and celebrate at an annual gala dinner. This year we were thrilled to announce Michel Jacob as the 2019 recipient of this honour. Upon his arrival in Vancouver BC, it was no surprise that Michel Jacob would open his own fine dining French restaurant and name it after the finest restaurant he had ever seen and dined at in his hometown of Strasbourg: the three-star Michelin restaurant Au Crocodile. Michel’s main goal was to open a restaurant that could match and achieve the level of culinary standards and service that are still present today at Le Crocodile. Thirty years later, with some of the original staff still here, Le Crocodile still remains in Vancouver as one of the city’s most acclaimed and visited restaurants. With its impeccable service with flair, never pretense or fanfare, Le Crocodile blends traditional French cooking with innovative West Coast style.


2017 – Honouring Bruno Marti

On September 22, 2017, Les Dames d'Escoffier BC honoured Chef Bruno Marti with a multi-course gala dinner prepared by chefs from across Europe & North America at the Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver. Chef Bruno Marti has a long line of credits including chef and owner of the legendary La Belle Auberge, winner CWorld Culinary Olympis, Recipient, the Order of British Columbia, Queen’s Jubilee Award, Hall of fame inductee Canadian & American Culinary Federations. The Chefs that cooked for Bruno that night included; Executive Chef Weimar Gomez, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; La Belle Auberge alumni: Chef’s Michael Noble and Matthew Batey, Scott Jaeger, Tobias MacDonald, Jennifer Peters, Alex Chen, Greg Hook and Reception by The Okanagan Chefs’ association led by Bernard Cassavant. It was a spectacular evening for all.


2016- Gala Celebration Honouring Lidia Bastianich

Les Dames d’Escoffier Gala on September 23, 2016 - The BC Chapter honoured Emmy award winning TV personality, cookbook author and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich with a SOLD OUT event. Renowned as the Nonna of Italian cuisine, Lidia’s four New York acclaimed restaurants, Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto along with Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia’s Kansas City showcase her indisputable roots peppered with family recipes and signature dishes. Sante!

2015 – Celebration Honouring Lynn Crawford

Canadian Chef Lynn Crawford, owner of Ruby Watchco and star of Pitchin’in on Food Network Canada was honored on October 17, 2015. The evening began with an elegant reception celebrating the inaugural release of Goldeneye Brut Rosé by Duckhorn Wine Co. As everyone was seated at a stunning single long table for 100 guests (the city's longest) on the 2nd floor of the Four Seasons Hotel, ten of Canada’s top chefs then served a multi course dinner based around Chef Crawford’s love of farmers, hearty flavours, local and seasonal ingredients.

Big Night

Vancouver Magazine‘s Big Night, Feb 7, 2014 was again a