Fraser Valley Food + Gluten-Free Living Show Launches April 1st

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The Fraser Valley Food Show is showcasing the magic of food and cooking at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC, April 1 – 3, 2016. Taste and purchase food from local artisan growers & producers and condiments, spices and a variety of hard to find food and beverage products. Enjoy the celebrity chef demonstrations, sausage making competitions, cheese and wine seminars, Bite of the Valley participating restaurants and the Grapes and Hops wine/beer/spirits tasting pavilion. Also, don’t miss two brand new areas on the show floor: The Edible Garden and the Spring Craft Market.

Bob Blumer, Food Network’s Surreal Gourmet and host of The World’s Weirdest Restaurants is this years headliner celebrity chef on the Celebrity Cooking Stage.

Chef Hidekazu Tojo, Vancouver’s celebrated owner/chef of Tojo’s Japanese Restaurant will be joining Bob blumer as headliner on the Celebrity Cooking Stage along with numerous other chefs and presenters.

Click here to visit the full gallery of Celebrity Cooking Stage presenters

Come for lunch and stay for dinner! The Fraser Valley Food Show presents the Bite of the Valley Restaurant Pavilion. The chefs of favourite restaurants from in and around the Valley will serve up appetizer portions of their signature recipes. For a nominal charge ($2-$6) per item, visitors are able to savour the flavours of numerous eateries.

Beer, wine and spirits will be well represented in the Beer, Wine & Spirits Tasting Pavilion where visitors can sip and taste a wide selection of beverages. The Grapes and Hops Stage will feature presentations and tastings by numerous local and regional beer and wine experts. There will be an on-site liquor store selling bottles of the products being sampled by the agents.

While at the Fraser Valley Food Show, visitors will also enjoy shopping in the marketplace of over 100 exhibit booths. Producers, manufacturers, retailers and food artisans will showcase a wide assortment of unique products for eating, drinking, cooking, entertaining, and outfitting a kitchen. Visitors to the Fraser Valley Food Show will especially enjoy the variety of locally grown and produced specialty food items that are not usually found in grocery stores and supermarkets. The bounty of The Valley under one roof!

The Fraser Valley Food Show is a showcase for Gluten-Free foods in the  Gluten-Free Living Show,  in response to the overwhelming number of people seeking gluten-free products.

The 4th Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition takes centre stage at the Fraser Valley Food Show again on April 2nd. Dozens of professional sausage makers from all over the province will have well over a hundred sausage entries in nineteen categories ranging from chorizo to bratwurst. BC Pork and Passion For Pork present the BC Pork Butcher Showcase Stage, where butchers from all over BC will demonstrate the art of meat cutting, sausage making, knife skills, and more.  Hourly presentations will take place throughout the weekend. For more information, visit

New features at the show this year:

The Edible Garden created by 99 Nursery and Florist Featuring an array of edible options including ready to eat salad bowls, herbs, vegetable seedlings and more.  Experts will be on hand to help you with ideas for small container gardening or a large format vegetable and fruit garden. Urban gardening techniques, demos and lectures by experts. Beekeeping information and more.

The Spring Craft Market featuring a selection of hand crafted items to accent both your indoor and outdoor entertaining needs. With the fresh blooms of spring everywhere, redecorate you home and garden with the unique artisan crafts offered for sale by local artisans.

2016 dates and hours:

Friday, April 1 - Noon-9pm Saturday, April 2 - 10am-6pm Sunday, April 3 - 11am-5pm

For more information or interviews, please contact: Heather Angeard
Co-producer, Fraser Valley Food Show

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Twitter: @FVFoodShow


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