International Chef Exchange: Brighton goes to Vancouver


Chef Matty Bowling from the UK’s Terre à Terre restaurant in Brighton will be taking over the kitchen at The Parker in Vancouver for one night only on Sunday 18 January 2015, as part of the Dine Out Vancouver festival and sponsored by Travelbag and Tourism Vancouver.

Matty will be working alongside renowned British Columbia Vegetarian Restaurant The Parker’s head chef Felix Zhou to create a special meal showcasing his culinary skills and the unique style of Terre à Terre. The meal will be accompanied by internationally acclaimed English sparkling wines from Ridgeview Wine Estate, artisan silver birch gin from Blackdown Sussex Spirits presented by Sarah Thompson and BC wines from Summerhill Pyramid Winery.

Philip Taylor, Co-Owner of Terre à Terre said “We are overjoyed to be working with The Parker Restaurant, Vancouver. This is a great opportunity to share Terre à Terre’s culinary style and flavours with the world and we hope that Matty gains from the experience too, working with another Head Chef in an unfamiliar restaurant with new ingredients is a really exciting challenge”

In addition to the restaurant event, Matty and the festival team will be hosting a pop-up lunch at Street Food City on Monday 19 January.

International Chef Exchange is an initiative created by the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival that sees leading chefs from London and the south east of the UK partner with colleagues abroad. The objectives are to share best practice, showcase quality food and drink produce to potential export markets, and to promote the gastronomic tourism offering of reciprocal regions. The exchanges are also being filmed for UK television by Latest Media.

In return The Parker chef, Felix Zhou will be taking over Terre à Terre’s Kitchen in Brighton in May 2015 to participate in the Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival’s Spring Harvest event.

Tickets for January event are available via the Dine Out Vancouver website at


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