About the Event
Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef (ECNF) is an annual, province-wide menu-planning session for farmers, ranchers, chefs and members of the food and beverage industry to create more opportunities to bring B.C. food to plates around the province.
During this one-day networking event chefs can explore a variety of B.C. products that are available for their restaurants, and farmers can connect directly with chefs to better understand what products are in high demand, and make deals that build their business and result in more people enjoying B.C. food.
Due to the ongoing health and safety issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef event has been cancelled. Please check back soon for information about the 2021 event.
The event showcases B.C.’s agriculture and food sector, with over 40 booths featuring B.C., farmers, ranchers, industry associations and non-profit organizations involved in B.C.’s local food system.
Attendees also have the opportunity to get insights, ideas and opportunities from chefs, academics, producers and processors involved with championing locally sourced food in a series of specialized panel sessions that take place throughout the day.
The event is part of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Buy BC program. Buy BC helps farmers, ranchers and producers market their products as locally-grown, raised and produced. This makes it easy for British Columbians to identify and purchase local products from across the province.