Eric Pateman has grown his company from a tiny one-man culinary concierge service into one of the leading ambassadors of Canadian cuisine and a story teller for hundreds of small companies. Beginning simply as Edible Vancouver in the spring of 2006, Eric widened his scope beyond city limits with a culinary artisan retail store and expansion to Edible British Columbia, located on historic Granville Island.
In 2010, only 4 short years after the company was founded, EBC took another big leap and became Edible Canada. Eric’s vision to introduce the public to the very best national culinary artisans was realized.
A Vancouver native with a lifelong passion for food and wine, Eric has worked in the hospitality industry for over two decades as a chef, hotel consultant, entrepreneur as well as having the opportunity to rate restaurants for the Mobil Travel Guide.
Eric’s own culinary adventures and work experience have included time throughout North America, to the UK and to Africa. Edible Canada is the product of Eric’s insatiable passion for great food and wine, his extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry and an enthusiasm for exceeding expectations when it comes to customer service.
Eric is regularly sought as an expert on Canadian food and wine for research projects, cooking demonstrations and speaking engagements. He is the co-author of the BC Seasonal Cookbook and was named as the recipient of the Mayor of Vancouver’s Art Award for Culinary Arts in 2013, one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Business People in 2007, and to Western Living Magazine’s list of the Top 40 Foodies Under 40 in Western Canada in 2008.
When Eric isn’t eating, travelling or leading his amazing team at Edible Canada, he’s home in the mountain town of Squamish or hanging out in Whistler, his favourite place to relax and unwind.