• Edible Canada (map)
  • 1596 Johnston Street
  • Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9
  • Canada

We are very pleased to announce that we will be present at this stunning evening of elegant plant-based food, with a menu led by Chef Brian Luptak of The Acorn. 

Our chef and founder, Karen McAthy, former executive chef of Graze Vegetarian, and author of The Art of Plant-based Cheesemaking, will present a Blue Heron cheese board featuring some of our specialty cheeses, and preserves made from hand foraged items such as rosehips, wild hops and berries. Karen will speak briefly about the inspiration and what's next for Blue Heron, Vegan Cheesemaking as an evolving practice, and her book. 

This event is SOLD OUT, but, to get on the waitlist, email: sales@ediblecanada.ca


The Acorn has made a name for itself as a Canadian leader in vegetarian cuisine. Called one of the “World’s 10 Best Vegetarian Destinations”- CNN, The Acorn is an award-winning, vegetable-forward restaurant and bar located at the heart of Vancouver’s Main St. Luptak, on of the chefs behind the Acorn, is the best person to represent the bounty of the local vegetable harvest.  This harvest feast will be a vegetarian delight, with accommodations suitable for vegans and celiacs.

Karen McAthy of Blue Heron Creamery, an award winning vegan cheesemaker, will provide a charcuterie board like no other to start the evening.  


Brian Luptak spent ten years making his way across the country cooking in some of the finest hotels and resorts Canada has to offer.  Combining the structure and discipline of larger institutions with the freedom of creativity and experimentation afforded by The Acorn, Luptak has continued to raise the bar for Acorn’s innovative dishes with his exceptional palate and discerning eye for detail and presentation.


Catherine Roscoe Barr, BSc Neuroscience, is founder of The Life Delicious, a global wellness coaching practice with luxury retreats and private clients worldwide. Catherine is a certified personal trainer, fitness instructor and coach practitioner, and writes about fitness, food and travel for numerous publications including Montecristo, Canadian Living, WestJet Magazine, BC Business and BC Living. Before settling on the West Coast she lived in Sydney, Toronto, Oregon, Montana, and practically everywhere in Alberta. She can be found jogging with her adorable dog, dining with her fabulous husband or voraciously reading anywhere comfy.