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Cooking Classes

CELEBRATE THE SPOT PRAWN FESTIVAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY! In celebration of the 10th anniversary, the Chefs' Table Society and the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts have joined forces and are offering a unique cooking class! Join us at the Pacific Institute of Culinary...

The Vancouver Sun – Word of Mouth

My Excellent Spot Prawn Fishing Adventure What was I thinking? Why did I propose going out on a spot prawn fishing boat? I’ve barfed on a gentle train trip from Toronto to Mississauga, on a winding road in Maui, on a flight just after lifting off and resorted to...

The Georgia Straight

If you tell a fisherman a secret, rest assured that he will keep it. About an hour into a spot-prawn fishing trip on the Organic Oceanboat, I can tell that long-time fishermen Steve Johansen and Frank Keitsch have many secrets. I can also tell that I’m probably...

Globe and Mail

Pricey prawns forcing Vancouver chefs to make tough decisions It may be spot prawn season, but not all Vancouver chefs are biting this year. Spooked by drastic price increases, restaurateurs are serving much less – in some cases none – of the local celebrity...