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 Gomez Fayuca

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

Chris Mills Joey

Shiva Reddy Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar

Grant Sceney Botanist

Laura Starr Chambar

Alessandro Vianello Wildebeest

Restaurant Awards 2018 ▸▸▸