Things to do in Vancouver: Chef in Residence – a Collaborative Food Project

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Things to Do in Vancouver | 0 comments

Everyone loves a good pop-up shop, and this is one you certainly don’t want to miss. Butter on the Endive introduces ‘Chef in Residence: a Collaborative Food Project’ from May 3-6, 2012 at Le Marché St. Georges; think ‘artist in residence’, but with food (which in itself is artistry).

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BOTE chef and proprietor, Owen Lightly, will be collaborating with 3 different chefs for 3 contrasting dinner services, with the final day concluding with made-to-order brunch service.

Perhaps the most interesting part of this collaboration is that Le Marché clientele will be permitted into the upstairs area for pastries and the opportunity to meet the Butter on the Endive team as they prep for service.

For dinner, reservations are required, but for brunch, walk-ins are welcome. There will be no bar on site, so patrons are encouraged to bring their own. Menus will be posted on the Butter on the Endive site to ensure that you’re bringing the right wine (you wouldn’t want to bring a white for that beef dish).


From the press release:

Butter on the Endive presents “Chef in Residence: a Collaborative Food Project” to be held May 3 through 6, in a private venue located above Le Marché St. Georges Café. Chef in Residence, like ‘artist in residence’, is a curated series that provides an opportunity to work with the community, share creative ideas or simply enjoy the company of others in a salon-style environment. Throughout the day, the space will act as a lounge for Le Marché goers, inviting them to come up to the space with coffee and pastries in-hand and meet the Butter on the Endive team while they prepare for dinner service. Also popping-up in the residence will be a collection of three Vancouver-based photographers: David Zilber, Hana Pesut, KIN Chan.

Owen Lightly, chef and proprietor of Butter on the Endive, will collaborate with a featured chef to create an inspired dinner May 3 – 5 and prepare a casual, made-to-order brunch on May 6 at this pop-up restaurant. The featured chefs are: Adam ChandlerJane Cornborough, and Alvaro Musso; each chef bringing their own artistic practice to the table.

Chef in Residence Collaborations:

Thursday, May 3 – Chocolatier Adam Chandler of Beta 5 Chocolates and Lightly will offer a multi-perspective approach to cooking – see what happens when a chocolatier and a Chef de Cuisine join forces.

Friday, May 4 – Chef Jane Cornborough (previous Chef de Cuisine of Refuel Restaurant) and Owen will pay homage to their coastal upbringings through seafood and spring flavours.

Saturday, May 5 – Chef Alvaro Musso of Market Restaurant and Lightly will prepare a multidisciplinary menu inspired by the cuisine of Peru.

Sunday, May 6 – Butter on the Endive will open the doors to their pop-up restaurant, in collaboration with Le Marché St. Georges, for a made-to-order brunch served on a first-come, first-served basis, 11am-3pm. Walk-ins are welcome.

Chef in Residence Details:

Dates: Thursday May 3, Friday May 4, Saturday May 5, Sunday (brunch) May 6

Time: May 3 – 5, dinner – two seatings: 5:30pm & 8:30pm
May 6, walk-in brunch – no reservations required: 11am -3pm

Price: Minimum donation of $65 per person includes a 5 course dinner (gratuity additional), minimum donation of $8 per brunch item.

Menus: Dinner and brunch menus available for viewing at

Beverages: alcohol will not be served but guests are encouraged to bring their own. A small selection of non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Reserve:  reservations are required for dinner and are to be purchased in advance at

Location:  Above Le Marché St. Georges – 4393 St. Georges, at the corner of 28th Ave.


About the author: A fashion blogger who loves food and has no qualms about admitting that she’s eaten gelato for breakfast (and lunch. And dinner.) and had Jack Daniels shots for brunch. With this in mind, Erin was able to marry 3 of the loves of her life (the 4th being Derek Jeter, but the restraining order prohibits that) into her blog, Haus of Hybrid. She also does a myriad of other cool things; to find out more, tweet her: @erin_gee


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