Hospitality

May 26, 2022
This long-awaited park in Vancouver is going to feature a quite-excellent coffee shop
Neal McLennan

Vancouver is spoiled when it comes to parks. Not because it necessarily has a great park system but, much like New York, it have one unbelievably great park that makes us forget how just okay the rest can be. A case...

May 13, 2022
This entrepreneur's food business is trying to keep British Columbians well-fed
Rushmila Rahman

Making 21 food decisions every week can be quite daunting, but if we are what we eat then it’s important to cover all the bases. FED is a subscription-based company offering ready-to-eat meals designed by dieticians that fulfill the nutritional requirements...

May 13, 2022
The Commercial Drive food empire that pledges to do business differently
Nathan Caddell

There aren’t many people like Doug Stephen. At least, I haven’t met many in over a decade covering various industries in the province. And there definitely aren’t many people doing what he’s doing. Fair enough—there aren’t really enough hours in...

Mar 29, 2022
On Trend: These B.C. companies offer reusable to-go cups for coffee and tea lovers
Saphiya Zerrouk

■ THANKS FOR SHARING Victoria-based Nulla Project fills the need for a simple system that reduces single-use cup waste, offering coffee shop customers at partnering locations a reusable cup for $5. You can take it home, then switch it with a...

Mar 22, 2022
GREY GOOSE® Après Dark Turns Pallet Coffee Roasters into a Paris-Inspired Bar
Jessica Kirby

GREY GOOSE® Vodka and Pallet Coffee Roasters are partnering up to celebrate rich and sultry Espresso Martini Cocktails – Presenting GREY GOOSE® Après Dark. Where will you be Après Dark on November 23 and 24? Pallet Coffee Roasters - Palate Kitchen will be transformed after-hours into a Parisian-inspired underground bar, where guests can embrace French music, cocktail culture and GREY GOOSE Vodka heritage. "Top mixologists will showcase their skills alongside Pallet’s...

Feb 24, 2022
Restaurateur Meeru Dhalwala introduces My Bambiri, the pay-what-you-can baby food
Maia Odegaard

The restaurant industry has been hit hard over the past two years of the pandemic, and Meeru Dhalwala’s businesses weren’t immune. But rather than dwell on the unfortunate events (RIP Rangoli), the cookbook author, restaurateur and mother of two decided...

Feb 2, 2022
Cactus Club Cafe founder Richard Jaffray gives up ownership stake
By the Editors

After 34 years, Richard Jaffray is stepping aside as an owner and executive of Cactus Club Cafe, the national restaurant chain he co-founded. The Fuller family, who have been silent partners since the company began, will become full owners. Jaffray first...

Jan 10, 2022
How much money can be made from plant-based and lab-grown meat? B.C. entrepreneurs are raising the steaks
Steve Burgess

Old MacDonald had a farm. New MacDonald has a laboratory, an extruder, a 3D beef printer and the backing of venture capital. A B.C.-based investment firm called Cult Food Science is investing in companies developing cultured meat alternatives. Meanwhile, a local...

Nov 30, 2021
37 BIPOC-owned businesses you can find at B.C. farmers markets this winter
Alyssa Hirose

If you’re stuck for holiday shopping ideas, the local farmers market is a great place to browse: instead of big brands and questionable food court cuisine, you get handmade goods from local businesses and the best food trucks in town.

Nov 30, 2021
After a year and a half, Vancouver’s Opus Hotel is back in business with a fresh face at the helm
Nathan Caddell

It’s no exaggeration when Sarah Vallely says she grew up in hotels. Her father, Stephen Peters, has worked across the globe for a laundry list of the world’s top hoteliers. That meant stints in Athens, Milan, Rome, Singapore and China...

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