VANCOUVER — Michelin and Destination Vancouver have launched MICHELIN Guide Vancouver, joining Toronto as the only MICHELIN Guide destinations in Canada and among seven in North America.
The selection of local restaurants receiving honours will be announced this fall, when inspectors award Michelin Stars – one, two or three – to unparalleled cuisine. The Guides also provide Bib Gourmand ratings for restaurants offering quality food at good prices, and award the Michelin Green Star to restaurant leaders in sustainable gastronomy.
To showcase the next generation of culinary talent, students from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) and Vancouver Community College’s (VCC) School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, collaborated on designing, preparing and presenting a unique menu at a celebratory reception. Chef Matthew Kammerer, executive chef of two Michelin-starred and Michelin Green Star restaurant The Harbor House Inn in Mendocino County, Calif. worked with the students.
“Vancouver has long enjoyed tremendous acclaim for our culinary scene and the MICHELIN Guide Vancouver further elevates the city’s reputation as a global dining destination,” says Royce Chwin, president & CEO, Destination Vancouver. “What is really exciting is that aspiring young chefs who want train under the guidance of a Michelin-starred team now have the opportunity to do that in Vancouver.”
“I’m thrilled Vancouver is taking its place on the world culinary map with the upcoming fall MICHELIN Guide Vancouver,” says Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart. “Locals and visitors have long enjoyed the diversity and innovation of Vancouver’s food scene, and I can’t wait for the rest of the world to get a taste. My thanks to Destination Vancouver for all their hard work. On behalf of Vancouver’s restaurateurs, servers, suppliers, chefs, kitchen staff, sommeliers and bartenders who make our city such a special place, it’s my honour to welcome Michelin to Vancouver.”