Tickets now on sale for the 12th annual Culinaire event

Tickets now on sale for the 12th annual Culinaire event

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You can now buy your tickets to the most anticipated food event in the city.

About the event

Culinare is an exciting event where locals and visitors alike can enjoy all sorts of flavours, cuisines and drinks from across the Island. This annual exciting event in Victoria is happening on March 29th, 2023 at the Victoria Conference Centre. Culinaire comprises over 60 of the Island’s best restaurants and beverage makers. During the event, guests have the opportunity to sample food bites, treats and drinks, all while having the chance to interact in person with brewers, restaurateurs, bartenders, winemakers, chefs and local business owners. Culinaire offers an interpersonal experience combining food culture and cuisine and personal interactions with the minds and creatives behind the food and drink business. Get the chance to try the newest cocktails, beers, BC wine and cider, coffee, non-alcoholic beverages, cheeses, desserts, treats, meats, food dishes and more, all at Culinare!


When purchasing tickets, guests can choose from one of the two-time slots for the event. 

For the general admission ticket at $75 (plus gst) you will receive 10 tasting tickets that can be used for both food and beverage sampling. The two event times for the general admission are 5:00pm – 7:15pm and 8:00pm – 10:15. The VIP tickets are priced at $135 (plus gst), this ticket provides an exclusive experience, including a 45-minute event before the tasting event, which includes speakers and special guests, such as chefs, and bartenders. VIP guests will also receive a 15 minute early access to the main event, ahead of the general admission ticket holders. All VIP guests will receive 20 tasting tickets for both food and drink samples. The two-time slots for VIP guests are 4:00pm – 7:15pm and 7:00pm – 10:15. Additional tastings tickets are available at a cost of $1.50 per item. 

More information

Culinare supports both students and workers in the hospitality industry, and partial proceeds from the event go towards scholarship awards that are given to local culinary schools. Partial proceeds also go towards funding for the Chefs Table Society of BC.

Scott Gurney, creator of Culinarie shares this about the event: “Culinaire is a hospitality-focused event that gives restaurants and producers the ability to be on stage and share their offerings with a captive audience of those who appreciate great food and beverage”

Date and ticket break-downs

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2023
Tickets On Sale: Tuesday, November 15 at 
General Admission Ticket Price: $75 + gst 
VIP Ticket Price: $135 + gst
VIP Event Times: 4–7:15pm and 7–10:15pm
General Admission Event Times: 5–7:15pm and 8pm–10:15pm
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas St.)

Written by

Tessa Cowan

Writer at Tasting Victoria