Casual, comfortable and affordable, Chef Chris Whittaker’s Forage celebrates all things BC. Forage loves working to create community. Whether it’s a West End cause or part of the burgeoning movement committed to farm to table fare. Forage is there.


Come Forage!

On Sunday, August 2, Fraser Common Farm is hosting the third annual Come Forage farm long table dinner event, conceived and created by, Chef Chris Whittaker of Forage.

Upon arrival you will take a farm tour and assist Chef Whittaker by foraging items for the evening meal. Next a reception with complimentary beverages, and musical guests, followed by a truly remarkable, and taste tantalizing dinner.

Nestled in the Fraser Valley, Fraser Common has been committed to providing social and educational experiences for more than thirty years. By attending this fundraising dinner, you are helping to continue the work and vision of the farm. Visit for more info about the host farm and for tickets.

Cost for the dinner is $100 per person.



Chef Chris Whittaker is the first of an remarkable group of Vancouver chefs and urban farmers to work with EarthBites cooking classes. They have come together to offer unique and informative cooking and gardening classes, teaching people to cook and grow with the seasons. EarthBites cooking classes are ‘watch & learn’ demonstration-style with hands-on as necessary.

100% of net proceeds go to EarthBites – connecting kids with their food.

On Thursday, August 6 you can learn all about cool foraged items like stinging nettles, miner’s lettuce, fiddleheads, mushrooms, and weeds. Learn how to use them with Chef Chris Whittaker as we make Nettle Risotto, Wild Greens Chimichurri for grilled game meats, & Pesto and Wild Mushroom pizza!

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Oceans to the Okanagan

Join us in the field to tell the story of the Okanagan Salmon. This five course dinner hosted above the Okanagan River with wines from Covert Farms Family Estate and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards. This farm field dinner tells the story of the Okanagan Salmon through the chefs, educators, and producers of British Columbia. Proceeds of the five wine paired courses will be donated to support Salmon Habitat restoration in the South Okanagan.

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Not your legion's meat draw.

Chow down at Forage on Sunday to Wednesday nights and enter to win some meat.

Chef Chris Whittaker will dress and butcher it. You’ll even get foolproof cooking and handling instructions and ideas on what to serve it with, along with some information on the farm or ranch it came from. Of course it will be sustainably sourced.

Draw at 8:30 pm. We’ll tweet you if you win!

Forage meat draw

Hair of the Dog Hour

Make some bad decisions last night? Suffering this morning?
Want to feel better fast?

Eat, drink & be hairy!

When: Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am – 10:00 am

What: Classic Benny & either a Caesar, Mimosa or draft of Craft - $12

About Us

About Chef Whittaker

Chef Chris Whittaker is fast becoming a well-known name in Vancouver, and not just in culinary circles. Whittaker is the force behind Forage, a vibrant addition to Vancouver's West End dining scene. With his guidance, Forage has become the pioneer restaurant for responsible management through zero waste efforts, reduction of energy consumption and support of our local communities, from farmers to fishers, and everything in between. Forage supports Ocean Wise and Whittaker is a double gold medal winner at their annual Chowder Chowdown.

Want to know more about the opening of Forage and its partnership with BC Hydro and Live Smart BC? Go to

We are open...

For breakfast:

Mon-Fri 6:30-10am

Sat/Sun 7-10am

For brunch:

Sat/Sun 10-2pm

For dinner:

Daily 5pm-close

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Todd Graham of Hand Taste Ferments and Chris Whittaker collaborating on their latest fermentation project.
Forage, home of the city’s most innovative kitchen… —Jurgen Gothe


Forage finds it all, from eggs to pastry and the in-between bits. Sourced locally, the best way to start the day!


Lively and lovely, brunch at Forage offers bubble by the glass, brioche French Toast to Eggs and Sausage or fruit for lighter fare. Not to be missed.


From light snacks, mains and dessert, Forage dinner is all about local. Share with friends and family or grab a seat at the bar and enjoy the best of Vancouver, inside and out.


Tap into the bar at Forage. 10 beers, 8 wines on tap, a beverage program that features house made cocktails with local fruit and a wine list with the best of BC, from sparkling to ice wine, there is something for all tastes and palates.


Forage Outside Catering

From formal galas to corporate meetings or a casual picnic or BBQ, Forage Outside caters events that range in size from 10 to 2000. Our staff are genius at pulling together all of the components of your important event – the perfect blend of delicious food, seamless service and a pitch perfect atmosphere.

When you choose Forage Outside as your caterer you are selecting the services of one of the city’s most innovative and celebrated chefs and a team of event catering professionals. Here is what we can help you with –

  • · Drafting action plans and a budget
  • · Designing a custom menu
  • · Selecting a venue
  • · Handling audio-visual, décor & floral
  • · Coordinating the rental of equipment, table wares, glasses, tables and chairs, linens, tenting and more
  • · Selecting and booking the entertainment
  • · Selecting and purchasing wines and other beverages
  • · Professional catering service staff

While Chef Chris Whittaker custom designs menus based on each event we cater, we have posted a variety of sample menus for cocktail and dinner receptions. We also feature a wide selection of corporate delivery menus for in-office meetings and smaller events.

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1300 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 1C5
(604) 661-1400