Eric is the President and CEO of two of BC’s most well-known companies, Edible Canada and Sea to Sky Seasonings. Both companies celebrate local and sustainable cuisine and are committed to providing the highest quality ingredients from beautiful British Columbia.

Eric also owns and operates a private consulting division called ESP Culinary Consulting. This business was developed to serve the needs of both public and private sector businesses and organizations with their hospitality consulting needs.

Edible Canada


Edible Canada (formerly Edible British Columbia) is an eight year-old business headquartered at Granville Island Public Market, in Vancouver, British Columbia where locals and visitors, professional chefs and passionate foodies congregate to experience the best in BC and Canadian cuisine. With more than 12 million visitors a year, Granville Island is truly one of the top public markets anywhere in the world, and Edible Canada is proud to be a key part of its vibrant, dynamic setting.

As Canada’s largest culinary tourism and locavore retail company, Edible Canada is dedicated to sourcing the highest quality culinary products from coast to coast for their customers.

Services include a retail & online artisan food store, chef guided Granville Island Market Tours, demonstration guest chef Market Dinners, and their popular Amuse Bouche newsletter and blog. In the summer of 2011 they opened Edible Canada at the Market — a vibrant bistro at the forefront of Canadian cuisine.

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Sea to Sky Seasonings


Sea to Sky Seasonings creates Canadian and globally inspired infused salts, seasonings and specialty herbs and spices. Headquartered on Granville Island in Vancouver, BC, celebrating and enhancing cuisines from around the globe is what Sea to Sky Seasonings loves to do!

The company is committed to providing their customers with the best quality products by utilizing as many locally grown, ethical and organic ingredients as possible. Sea to Sky Seasonings does not use food colourings, flavour enhancers or preservatives in any of their products – just natural ingredients.

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ESP Culinary Consulting


ESP Culinary Consulting is the private consulting division of Eric Pateman, developed to serve the needs of both public and private sector businesses and organizations with their hospitality consulting needs. Services include:

Concept Development
Product Development
Regional Tourism Development
Culinary Based Research Projects
Public Speaking and Presentations
Brand Ambassador
Cooking Demos and Classes

Examples of current projects include the Canadian Centre for Seafood Excellence and Innovation in New Brunswick, Turtle Island Fiji Private Culinary Consulting, Culinary Tourism Strategies for Destination British Columbia, the Canadian Ministry of Tourism, The Yukon Territory and more.