The third Every Chef Needs a Farmer, Every Farmer Needs a Chef event welcomed back farmers, chefs and food service professionals after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The event was held in Victoria on November 7, 2022 at the Church & State Winery.

The Victoria event was an opportunity for chefs to learn more about the diverse ingredients and products available from and nearby Vancouver Island, and for farmers, ranchers, fishers and other producers to showcase their products and connect directly with chefs to better understand what products are in high demand and encourage chefs to use fresh and local ingredients.

Collage of three photos from ECNF event. Speaker at podium, a chef and event worker smiling, and two event workers smiling and chopping samples.

The event consisted of engaging panel sessions that covered inspiring topics from the forefront of the B.C. food & beverage industry:

Six panelists sitting on chairs next to a presenter at a podium with Buy BC banners surrounding. Panelists sit in front of windows with farm fields outside.


Three photo collage of colourful vegetable boxes and platters at the third ECNF event.

Guests enjoyed delicious refreshments while they networked with Vancouver Island chefs, farmers, and industry professionals. They also had the opportunity to connect with 20 local exhibitors showcasing their unique local products.


Three photo collage of vendors at the third ECNF event.