Eric Pateman is one of the world’s leading experts on Culinary Tourism and is our nation’s leading ambassador of Canadian cuisine and and a story teller for hundreds of small artisan food companies, farmers, fisherman, foragers and is known to bring together chefs and influencers from all aspects of the culinary world.
Eric owns and operates the successful Edible Canada brand of companies, which includes a restaurant, retail stores and a culinary travel division. Additionally, Eric also has an award -winning salt company and a consulting practice that keeps him travelling around the world about 75% of the time working for both public and private sector clients to define cuisines, build brands and shape the future of food.
He is regularly sought as an expert for food and wine for research projects, cooking demonstrations and speaking engagements. He is the co-author and contributor to three books, and was named as the recipient of the Mayor of Vancouver’s Art Award for Culinary Arts, was one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Business People, and was named to Western Living Magazine’s list of the Top 40 Foodies Under 40.
Eric was recently nominated by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) as its newest Fellow. In 89 years, since the establishment of ‘The Royal Canadian Geographical Society’, Eric is the first Chef who has ever been nominated a Fellow of RGCS. The acknowledgement is awarded to distinguished individuals who not only excel in their fields but do so while promoting Canadian geographical and cultural knowledge to audiences throughout the globe.
When Eric isn’t working on the road, he’s home in the mountain town of Squamish or hanging out in Whistler, his favourite place to relax and unwind.