Sunday May 17, 2015

The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia celebrates the start of BC spot prawn season with its ninth annual Spot Prawn Festival. Festival day is on Sunday May 17, 2015 at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf. Get your tickets for the Spot Prawn Boil today, and watch the events calendar for more ways to get your fill of this local and sustainable crustacean.

Events Calendar

Chefs’ Table Society member Darren Brown, executive chef at Oru and the Fairmont Pacific Rim, shares these video reflections on the BC spot prawn.

What is a spot prawn?

Learn more about this delectable and sustainable crustacean that inhabits BC’s coastal waters.

Spot Prawn Boil

The festival’s feature event is the Spot Prawn Boil. Enjoy a plate of fresh-off-the-boat BC spot prawns (3), your choice of 5 sides and Terra bread, and sample pours from our sponsors: Salt Spring coffee, R&B brewery, and Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

Cooking demos

Six of Vancouver’s top chefs will be on stage to show you how to cook spot prawns at home

11:00 am – Chef Ken Liang, Ken’s Chinese Restaurant

11:45 am – Chef Scott Kwan. Kaya Malay Bistro

12:30 pm – Chef Tim Bedford, Vancouver Aquarium

01:15 pm – Chef Sean Blancard, The Beach House Restaurant

02:00 pm – Chef Quang Dang, West Restaurant

02:45 pm – Chef Gus Brandson, Perch Restaurant (at UBC)

Live spot prawns from Organic Ocean and other prawn boats

Bring cash and get to the dock early to buy your spot prawns!  Starting at noon on Festival day, and between noon and 2 pm for the remainder of the spot prawn season, catch the Organic Ocean and other prawn boats with their catch of live BC spot prawns. Don’t miss the boats!

Events around town

Restaurants across the Lower Mainland will put on special menus throughout the short spot prawn season. We’ll feature what our chef members are creating in their kitchens.


Chefs’ Table Society member chefs have built this repository of delicious spot prawn recipes for you to try in your kitchen.

Kids' corner

Our festival sponsors will provide family-friendly activities and goodies. Bring the whole family on festival day!

Live music

Enjoy the jaunty and sea-worthy tunes by our 2015 musical line-up.

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