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.


Haystacks and Librettos

On Saturday, September 12 at the bucolic Vista D’oro Farms & Winery in Langley, international renowned tenor David Curry will – along with Eden Tremayne (soprano) and Francesca Corrado (mezzo-soprano), two singers from Vancouver Opera’s Young Artist Program will perform in the farm’s heritage dairy barn.

The program. The musical program will be divided into two complimentary halves. The first half will be a broad range of opera with music by Bizet, Verdi, Puccini, Delibes, Mozart, Offenbach and more. The second half of the program will put the spotlight on musical theatre from Broadway spanning the last 90 years.

The feast. Between sets, attendees will enjoy a family-style three course dinner prepared by Chef Chris Whittaker of Forage. The ingredients of the dinner will be sourced from the Campbell Valley and each course will be paired with wines from Vista D’Oro.

For tickets go to EventBrite.

14th Annual Sake Tasting Night and Silent Auction

Saturday, October 10, 2015, starting at 7:00 pm is when Tonari Gumi's 14th Annual Premium Sake Tasting Night with Silent Auction will take place at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings, Vancouver. This year’s event is slated to be even bigger and better than last year with more sake distributors in attendance (more than 12) and even more different sakes to try and enjoy (some 50 or more sakes and plum wines). We will also have some great local restaurants providing delicious appetizers to go with your sake experience. All proceeds from the event are for seniors' programming within the Japanese Canadian community.

To learn more about this exciting event, and to purchase tickets, please visit the Tonari Gumi website.

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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Feast of Fields @ the UBC Farm

Celebrate with us at Feast of Fields is BC’s longest standing local food celebration. This four hour wandering gourmet harvest festival highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. Funds raised from this event support FarmFolk CityFolk’s work to cultivate a local, sustainable food system in BC.

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Dr. Peter Centre PASSIONS @ the Roundhouse

Join us at this year’s PASSIONS, a benefit for the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation. “Vancouver’s best small gala” features culinary creations from Chris Whittaker and almost two dozen of the other top chefs in the city! An exciting live auction (an elegant afterhours dinner for eight at Louis Vuitton with food by Chef Chris Whittaker and wine from Meyer Family Vineyard, anyone?) tops it off! Visit for more info about the event and for tickets.

Vancouver Farmers’ Markets “Ripe” @ the Roundhouse

RIPE 2015 will feature Chris Whittaker and many of Vancouver’s other top chefs paired with VFM farms and producers. 10 culinary creation stations, craft beverages, and dessert tastings – yum!

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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