Taste of Abbotsford Eat Local Event

The 2nd annual Taste of Abby Week will be held from May 28th to June 3rd 2017. Join us for special offers at local restaurants and grocers as well as food-focussed community events celebrating local producers.

Taste of Abby Participation

The City of Abbotsford Economic Development team is in the midst of organizing this year’s Taste of Abby event. We invite you and your business to be a part of this week long promotion and celebration of local food production. As Abbotsford is the agriculture capital of Canada, the City of Abbotsford Economic Development seeks to support growth in the agricultural sector as well as showcase the diversity of production in our community. The Taste of Abby initiative focuses on buying local and promoting our local gems, like you!

Taste of Abby is meant to feature you – and what you do in Abbotsford. Download the Taste of Abby Participation form to be a part of the celebration!

Download 2017 Taste of Abbotsford Guide

Taste of Abby Participants & Where to Find Them

Abbotsford Farm and Country Market
After Thoughts Cafe
Auguston Station Coffee Works
Birchwood Dairy
Boardwalk Cafe and Games
Bow and Stern
Brodeurs Bistro
Campbell's Gold Honey Farm and Meadery
Choices Market
Clayburn Village Store and Tea Shop
Eco Dairy
Fat Sheep Cafe
Fieldhouse Brewing
Gesundheit Bakery Ltd.
Harvest Grill Greens
Hathi Brewing
Howard Wongs Farm
Lepp's Farm Market
Little Green Apple
Maan Farms
Mandair Farm
Nature's Pickin's
Neufeld Farms
Old Abbey Ales
Patna Sweets
Quiznos Sub
Raven's Brewing Company
Restaurant 62
Ripples Winery
Save On Foods, South Fraser
Sea Side Pearl Winery
Silver Hills Bakery
Singletree Winery
Spice Kitchen
Sumas Mountain Farm
Tanglebanks Garden & Brambles Bistro
Taves Family Farms
The Mad Butcher
The Polly Fox
Thumper Patch Produce
Tourism Abbotsford
Tracycakes Bakery Cafe
Yellow Barn Country Produce


Chef's Competition | Taste of Abbotsford

Taste of Abby Chef’s Competition 2017

When: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Where: Save On Foods South Fraser Way Parking Lot
Time: From 1pm to 4pm

Culinary experts bring passion and creativity for great food to our city, cultivating the vibrancy of our City. In a community that is proud to support and promote the farm to table movement, Abbotsford is home to many gems that serve the freshest and most local vegetables, where chefs seek out local cheese-makers and farms, where locals support their farmers. During our Taste of Abby week, we take pride in showcasing our city’s culinary experts with our annual Chef’s Competition.

The Taste of Abby’s Chef’s Competition was created to reward and recognize the many talented chefs in Abbotsford. On May 28, 2017, four local chefs, each partnered with a School District 34 student sous chef, will compete for the title of “Taste of Abby Top Local Chef for 2017.”


Celebrity Guest Judge: Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij was born in India in 1964 and lived in New Delhi and Bombay until the age of 20, when he went to study, live and work in Austria. While he was there he received his chef certificate from the Salzburg Hotel Management School. Vikram moved to Canada in 1989 to work at the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta. Vikram became a certified sommelier from the International Sommelier Guild in 2000, and is passionate about pairing wines with his cuisine.


Emcee, Sergeant Casey Vinet

Sergeant Casey Vinet has been a police officer with the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) for over 23 years. He has worked in a variety of assignments including uniformed patrol, surveillance, property crime, drug enforcement, national security and was the Department’s spokesperson for 4 years.


Emcee, Chef Jody Sigurdsonlongo, Top winner of Chopped Canada 2016

Jody Sigurdson-Longo joined Abbotsford Senior Seconday this past September – and comes with an impressive background. She graduated from Vancouver’s Dubrulle Culinary Institute and quickly went on to receive her Red Seal.


Chef Jesse – Bow and Stern

When I see a guest light up as they are presented with their plate, or when they remain absolutely silent throughout their meal, it gives me the upmost pleasure. Being able to not only give guests satisfaction, but an experience, through my food, is a privilege. My name is Jesse Thompson, born and raised in the beautiful town of Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, BC.


Chef Matthew Nichols – Restaurant 62

Chef Matthew Nichols was born to cook. Born and raised in Surrey B.C., he developed a
passion for great food at a young age and overcame adversity to become the talented
chef and co-owner of Restaurant 62 that he is today.


Chef Dion Brisson – Harvest Grill ‘n’ Greens

Dion’s culinary odyssey began more than 30 years ago, when he was just 9 years old and sold a banana to a construction worker.


Chef Nick Vacchiano – Lepp Farm Market

The winner of the 2016 Taste of Abby Chef’s Competition, Market Chef Nick Vacchiano, is back to contend his title!


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