VIDEO: Watch Vancouver Chefs Try to Guess the Secret Ingredient

We put their expert palates to the test.

We put their expert palates to the test.

Every year, we celebrate the city’s most talented chefs, sommeliers, bartenders and front-of-house crews at our annual Restaurant Awards (see the full list of winners here!)—but how much do they really know about food? To test their palates, we asked Torafuku’s Chef Clement Chan to cook four incredible dishes each with two obscure secret ingredients (we’re talkin’ pop rocks and barbecued maggots) hidden inside. Watch the videos below to find out how it all went down.

Round 1


Round 2

The Players

Ernesto GomezFayuca

Stacey McLachlanVancouver magazine(We couldn’t let them do it alone!)

Chris MillsJoey

Shiva ReddyBoulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar

Grant SceneyBotanist

Laura StarrChambar

Alessandro VianelloWildebeest

Restaurant Awards 2018 ▸▸▸