The inaugural Food Awards British Columbia 2019 is a big celebration of those who provide us with delicious food and unique flavors.
These awards recognize the achievements of local suppliers who always serve the province with the freshest of products and specialists who work hard within their establishments to deliver great experiences to their diners.
The winners are a true reflection of the professionalism, dedication and skill that form the British Columbia’s food industry.
These Awards acknowledge meritorious specialists for working tirelessly within establishments where excellence is standard and being at the forefront of the industry due to their commitment to being the best.
Several of the awards were split into local regions to ensure the diverse range of businesses from across the province is recognized for the exceptional work.
A Spokesperson for the Food Awards British Columbia 2019 said: “These awards aim to thank those that contribute to making British Columbia a top destination to taste great food. It is true that the province combines flavors from all over the world and both visitors and residents can chose from a wide range of restaurants, gastro pubs and bistros.
“The awards celebrate everything related to food and provide a platform to acknowledge those who have dedicated their whole career in providing us with great gastronomic delights as well as those who help us explore new flavors and world cuisines from Mexican to Oriental and much more.
“We would like to congratulate the winners and finalists for their amazing achievements.”
The winners of The Food Awards British Columbia 2019 are:
Best Mexican Establishment: La Cantina (Vancouver)
Best Oriental Establishment: Nori Japanese Restaurant (Nanaimo)
Best Indian Establishment: Shandhar Hut Indian Cuisine (Chilliwack)
Best Asian Food Establishment: Green & Oak Malaysian Restaurant (Burnaby)
Best Italian Establishment: Osteria Savio Volpe (Vancouver)
Best World Cuisine: Lamajoun (Richmond)
Best Vegetarian Establishment: Lotus Seed Vegan (Vancouver)
Best Seafood Establishment: Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood House (Victoria)
Best Mediterranean Establishment: Cosmos Greek Restaurant (White Rock)
Caterer of the Year: Drew’s Catering & Events (Vancouver)
Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Bearfoot Bistro (Whistler)
Best Traditional Canadian Restaurant: Dunn’s Famous Restaurant (Vancouver)
Best Street Food: Sofia’s Mexican Food Truck (Osoyoos)
Middle Eastern Restaurant of the Year: Nuba in Gastown (Vancouver)
British Columbia Produce of the Year: Blue Goose Cattle (North Vancouver)
Dessert Outlet of the Year: Soft Peaks Ice Cream (Vancouver)
Bakery of the Year: Bliss Bakery (Kelowna)
Wholesaler of the Year: Edoko Food Importers Ltd (Port Coquitlam)
Outstanding Restaurant Supplier of the Year: ABM Food Equipment – Restaurant Equipment & Supplies (Vancouver)
Culinary School of the Year: Nourish Cooking School (Vancouver)
Takeaway of the Year: Gourmet Takeaway (Langley City)
Best Fish N’ Chips Establishment: Scott’s Landing Fish & Chips (Surrey)
Best of Vancouver: Cardero’s Restaurant
Chef of the Year: David Hawksworth (Hawksworth Restaurant, Vancouver)
Cafe/Bistro of the Year Vancouver Island: My Chosen Café (Victroria)
Cafe/Bistro of the Year Lower Mainland: The Crabapple Café (Brackendale)
Cafe/Bistro of the Year Okanagan/Boundary: Naked Café (Kelowna)
Cafe/Bistro of the Year Kootenay: Teresa’s Coffee Shop (Kaslo)
Cafe/Bistro of the Year Overall Winner: My Chosen Café (Victroria)
Gastro Pub of the Year Vancouver Island: CANOE Brewpub (Victoria)
Gastro Pub of the Year Lower Mainland: The Shebeen (Vancouver)
Gastro Pub of the Year Okanagan / Boundary: The Train Station Pub (Kelowna)
Gastro Pub of the Year Kootenay: Mike’s Place Pub (Nelson)
Gastro Pub of the Year Overall Winner: CANOE Brewpub (Victoria)
Hotel Restaurant of the Year Vancouver Island: The Snug at Oak Bay Beach Hotel (Victoria)
Hotel Restaurant of the Year Lower Mainland: Fairmont Pacific Rim (Vancouver)
Hotel Restaurant of the Year Okanagan / Boundary: Bonfire Restaurant at the The Cove Lakeside Resort (West Kelowna)
Hotel Restaurant of the Year Kootenay: The Velvet Restaurant and Lounge at the Josie Hotel (Rossland)
Hotel Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: The Snug at Oak Bay Beach Hotel (Victoria)
Restaurant of the Year Vancouver Island: Wolf in the Fog (Tofino)
Restaurant of the Year Lower Mainland: Chambar Restaurant (Vancouver)
Restaurant of the Year Okanagan / Boundary: Basil & Mint (Kelowna)
Restaurant of the Year Kootenay: Sage Tapas & Wine Bar (Nelson)
Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner: Chambar Restaurant (Vancouver)