COMOX VALLEY, B.C. — Details have been announced for the 12th-annual B.C. Seafood Festival. This year’s installment will feature expanded programming, including a lineup of international culinary celebrities.
For 2018, the festival’s “Signature Weekend” has been extended to three days and will feature new events and celebrations, including celebrity-chef demonstrations; shellfish and seafood tastings; and interactive and educational displays. Additionally, a number of competitions will be featured, such as the Fanny Bay Oyster-Shucking Competition and the Ocean Wise Chowder Challenge.
The event will also feature a group of celebrity chefs, including those from the U.S. and abroad, as well as local and Canadian chefs, and members of Culinary Team B.C.
“This year’s B.C. Seafood Festival promises to be the best yet for presenting a stellar line-up of famed local, domestic and international chefs, while also showcasing our renowned sustainable seafood from our pristine West-Coast waters,” says Nathan Fong, chef producer for the B.C. Seafood Festival.
Notable chefs to be featured at the event include Pino Posteraro (Cioppinos), Ned Bell (Ocean Wise), Melissa Craig (Bearfood Bistro), Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co.), Mark Best (Marque, Bistro by Mark Best) and Scott Schneider (Langham Hotel New York’s Ali Fiori).
The 10-day celebration — held in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, B.C. — will take place from June 8 to 17. Further details about the festival and its satellite events can be found at bcseafoodfestival.com.