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Saturday, November 29th, 2014. Cook for the Cure Celebrity Chefs Tell All

On Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Allstream Centre, an all-star lineup of chefs including Lynn Crawford, Susur Lee, Mark McEwan, Corbin Tomaszeski and Vikram Vij, will join the top 50 fundraising foodies to compete in the second annual CBCF KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown. This extraordinary challenge gives culinary enthusiasts the opportunity to fundraise their way to a chance to cook alongside celebrity chefs in a chopped-style competition as seen on TV!

Date: Saturday, November 29, 6:00 pm

Location: Choices Markets South Surrey – 3248 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC

Tickets: Fundraise at least $1,000 to attend the culinary showdown! Registration info here. Registration fee is $75.


Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. Cooking class with Chef Vikram Vij at Choices Market

Chef Vikram Vij is honored to join Choices Market in South Surrey for an exceptional cooking class & meal paired with fine wines, courtesy of Liberty Wine Merchants.

Date: Tuesday, May 6th, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Location: Choices Markets South Surrey – 3248 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC

Tickets: $100 per person. Tickets on sale in store and online at (events page). Call 604-541-3902

December 7, 2013. KitchenAid Cook for the Cure w. Vikram Vij – Toronto

Attention foodies! Join my cooking team for the KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown on Dec. 7 in Toronto! Register for a chance to cook alongside me and raise funds for this awesome event supporting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation! Sign up at

Date: December 7th, 2013
Location: Toronto – Farimont Royal York Hotel

Click here to sign up / register for this event:

Taking place at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York Hotel on December 7, 2013, the KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary Showdown is an exclusive experience in support of creating a future without breast cancer. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) is the largest non-governmental funder of breast cancer research in Canada.

In support of the CBCF’s worthy cause, participants must raise a minimum of $1,000 to take in the thrilling culinary battle in person, while those looking to learn at the Celebrity Chefs School and compete in the Culinary Showdown must raise at least $2,500.

Don’t delay, register today! Registration fee of $75.

To support Vikram’s fundraising efforts – please donate by clicking this link!

November 4-16, 2013. Culinary Highlights of Peru with Vikram Vij

Travel through Peru with world-renowned Chef Vikram Vij and learn more about the exquisite peruvian cuisine, considered among the most diverse and exquisite in the world!

Dates: November 4-16th, 2013 – 13 days / 12 nights


Price: Per person price based on twin sharing: $6,900 CAD

Travel includes staying in beautiful hotels, while taking in some of the best and most ambiant restaurants in Peru. Enjoy guided tours of the main sights and several historic UNESCO World Heritage sites, and soak up the local culture. Visit one of the most significant and spectacular archaeological sites on the planet, Machu Picchu

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Vikram Vij cooking at Benchmark at Niagara College

CFWI is proud to announce that Vikram Vij from Vancouver will be taking over Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College to show us his Indian flair on Tuesday October 15th at 6 PM.

Vikram is a leader in our country in not only promoting amazing Indian Cuisine and culture but also is a strong supporter of young chefs and supporting their development. He has been seen recently as Judge on Top Chef Canada and his restaurant Vij’s in Vancouver is an icon of their food scene.

There are only a few seats left and you can contact Benchmark Restaurant at 905-641-2252 ext. 4619 for reservations

Saturday, July 20th. Chef Vij event-Cool Chardonnay Festival – Niagara, Ontario

Join i4c Guest Chef Vikram Vij and sommelier Peter Bodnar Rod in an afternoon of cooking, tasting and toasting. As Canada’s premier East Indian chef and co-owner of Vancouver’s renowned Vij’s and Rangoli restaurants, Vikram and Peter will explore one of the most challenging wine and culinary pairings – Indian cuisine and Chardonnay. Vikram will prepare and share 3 dishes, while Peter takes on the challenge of pairing some of the world’s most exceptional Chardonnays. Each guest will leave with some of Vikram’s custom-blended Indian spices, a gift from the Chef.

Date: Saturday, July 20th, 4-5:30pm EST

Location: Vineland Research & Innovation Centre – Main Stage.
4890 Victoria Avenue, Vineland, Ontario
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Tickets:$75 + tax and are available online with this link

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July 4-13, 2013. Vikram Vij at Indian Summer Festival

Celebrate the first day of Indian Summer with festival artists, patrons and special guests. Vancouver’s gastronomic guru Vikram Vij curates a culinary tour of South Asia featuring multiple food stations by well-known Vancouver-based South Asian restaurants, offering dosas, momos and other rare-to-find delicacies, all paired with fine beverages including award-winning wines from Volcanic Hills and Kalala.

Culinary Tour of South Asia – Opening Gala
Date: Thursday July 4th, 2013, 7:30pm
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden • 578 Carrall St, Vancouver

Only 120 guests will experience this evening, featuring two of the best-regarded food magicians that India has produced. Expect the finest South Asian-inspired food and drink at a spectacular (and secret) venue with inspired performances and Q&A between celebrity chefs Vikram Vij and Sanjeev Kapoor.

Dinner by Starlight w/ Vikram Vij & Sanjeev Kapoor
Date: Friday July 12th, 2013, 7:00pm
Location: Secret Location- revealed only to ticket holders

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Sunday June 30th. Joy of Feeding 2013 at UBC Farms

Celebrate and enjoy comfort foods created and cooked from the heart. On Sunday, June 30th, 2013, sixteen home cooks of different ethnic backgrounds offer you tastes of their family comfort foods at this third annual international food fair and UBC Farm fundraiser. This family-friendly event features children’s activities and musical guests.

Date: Sunday June 30th, 2013, 1:00-4:00pm

Location: UBC Farm, 6182 South Campus Road

Tickets: Tickets go on sale June 1st, so please check the website below for further details.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the diverse sustainability programming at the UBC Farm, which includes a Children’s Learning Garden, Aboriginal Community Kitchens, Farm Markets, Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture, a vibrant Volunteer Program as well as multidisciplinary research initiatives and courses.

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Sunday, June 16th. Vij’s takes part in Brewery & The Beast

Brewery & The Beast will take you on a culinary adventure sure to astound your taste buds. Chefs will create dishes using the highest possible quality ingredients for the conscientious consumer. Meats featured will be hormone and antibiotic free, ethically raised, and sourced from farms on Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley, and select farms in Northern Alberta.

Brewery & The Beast offers guests information on local farms and specialty food producers, unique dishes from top Vancouver chefs and restaurants, delicious beverages, and a true celebration of all things meat.

Date: Sunday, June 16th, 1-4pm PST

Location: Concord Pacific Lot – 88 Pacific Boulevard

Tickets:$79 + tax & available online at or in person at The Butcher & Bullock Pub – 911 West Pender Street

Brewery & The Beast event tickets are all-inclusive of the incredible food and beverage tastings featured.Tickets are LIMITED and must be purchased in advance – tickets will not be available at the door. Ticket Holder access to the venue via Pacific Blvd and Carrall Street entrance only

This is an outdoor event – please dress accordingly. Event happens rain or shine – no refunds will be given. Brewery & The Beast is a 19+ event – 2 pieces of valid ID must be presented upon request as per LCLB regulations.

Thursday, June 6th. Cook Live Online with Chef Vikram Vij

Chef Vikram Vij is hosting Western Canada’s first ever live online cooking class, from the Vij’s Kitchen at UBC! Recipe ingredients will be posted on our website as well as through our media sponsors (TBD) in advance, so that you can cook in the comforts of home, while following along live and as it happens. Remember you can tweet photos and questions during the 1 hour broadcast at #Vijcooklive.

Date: Thursday, June 6th, 6-7pm PST

How to join in: Live-streamed on Vij’s website & other media sponsors

Tuesday, March 12th. Cooking class with Chef Vikram Vij at Choices Market

Chef Vikram Vij is honored to join Choices at the Annex (the Kitsilano location of Choices Markets) for an exceptional cooking class & meal paired with fine wines, courtesy of Liberty Wine Merchants, Point Grey. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase autographed cookbooks written by Vikram and Meeru.

Date: Tuesday, March 12th, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Location: Choices Markets Kitsilano (The Annex) – 2615 W.16th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Tickets: $110 per person. Tickets on sale in store and online at (events page). Call 604-736-0009

Saturday, October 13th. Chef Vij creates menu for ‘A Night of Miracles’ Gala

Chef Vikram Vij was honored to be asked to collaborate with Chef Frank Gort, and the culinary team at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, for the 4th Annual A Night of Miracles Gala benefiting BC Children’s Hospital.

A Night of Miracles is an annual, black-tie gala celebrating South Asian culture and generosity for improving child health in BC. Each year, several hundred guests are treated to an evening of fantastic food, entertainment, socializing and, most importantly, fundraising. Below you will find the gala details for 2012 and how you can purchase a table or single ticket.

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Location: Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel – 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Tickets: Should you wish purchase a table or single tickets for the gala, please contact Tanya Linau at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation at 604-875-2345 ext. 4643.