Saturday May 13, 2017

11th Annual Spot Prawn Festival

Sunday May 15, 2016

The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia celebrates the start of BC spot prawn season with its 10th annual Spot Prawn Festival. Festival day is on Sunday May 15, 2016 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 sides and freshly baked bread from Terra Bread, and sample pours from our sponsors: Evolve Cellars, R&B Brewery and Mogiana Coffee.

Cooking demos

Eight of British Columbia top chefs will be on stage to show you how to cook spot prawns at home

11:00 am – Dino Renaerts, Bon Vivant Group

11:30 am – Taryn Wa, Savoury Chef Catering

12:00 pm – Andrew Shepherd, Vancouver Island Salt Co.

12:30 pm – Quang Dang, West Restaurant

01:00 pm – Matt Horn, Cowichan Pasta

01:30 pm – Isabel Chung, Fairmont Whistler

02:00 pm – Jeff Koop, Mamie Taylor’s Restaurant

02:30 pm – Shelome Bouvette, Chicha Restaurant

Live spot prawns directly from the 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 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 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 2017 musical group:

Scattered Coals

Listen to their music