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.


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For Mother`s Day we offer our delicious a la carte brunch menu, but we enhance it with some tasty Mom-approved features like a smoked salmon benny and mimosa combo, or grilled kale omelette and local amaretto cappuccino duo. As always, we offer all the classic Forage Brunch favourites including our Two Rivers turkey sausage hash with watercress pesto, our mushrooms and goat cheese with caraway rye (64 ͦ egg optional- but a must), brioche French toast with compressed blueberries, and alpine juniper duck confit frittata with brie.

We open at 7am, and serve until 2pm. Bookings can be made online at or by phone at 604-661-1400, but will require a credit card to hold the space. OH! And YES! The Backyard will be open and ready for a gorgeous sunny afternoon. (Because Mom deserves it!)

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This year, Chef Chris Whittaker is celebrating 10 years of the Spot Prawn Festival by participating in the Spot Prawn Festival Gala on behalf of the Chefs’ Table Society. The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia is a non-profit society comprised of BC’s leading chefs and culinary professionals. It is a chef-administered, province-wide collaborative dedicated to creating a foundation for the exchange of information between culinary professionals. Also! Get your tickets for the Spot Prawn Boil on Sunday May 15th, because that event sells out fast!

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BCHF Dish n' Dazzle

On May 18th, 2016 the BC Hospitality Foundation and Wines of Australia will present a spectacular night of food, wine and cocktails at the Vancouver Convention Centre, all in support of new beneficiaries of the BC Hospitality Foundation. The event will feature more than 80 premium Australia wines, bites prepared by celebrated Vancouver restaurants & chefs, a signature cocktail competition for the Derek Vanderhyde trophy and music by Les is More.

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Night at the Aquarium

This year let the Aquarium take you on a new aquatic journey featuring an incredible six-course seated dinner, prepared by some of Vancouver’s premier chefs and accompanied by fine wines. Enjoy dynamic entertainment, get swept away by the excitement of the live and silent auctions and mix and mingle against the backdrop of the Aquarium's incredible marine galleries. All proceeds directly support The Aquarium’s conservation, education and research initiatives.

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!

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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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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.


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Forage Catering

From formal galas to corporate meetings or a casual picnic or BBQ, Forage 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

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  • While Chef Chris Whittaker custom designs menus based on each event we cater, we have created 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.

    Please visit to view our sample menus or contact Catering Manager Allison Westbridge at or 604-661-1416 for information on catering your event.

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Forage is located in the beautiful Listel Hotel at the corner of Robson and Jervis in Vancouver, BC.

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