Culinary Cinema

BC is proudly featured in numerous Canadian and American television series and documentaries that celebrate the art of cooking, baking, and dining in our province. Here, a list of must-watch shows to teach, inspire and literally whet your appetite.

Cooking Together on Global News Morning airs every Sunday at 8am, featuring a different chef each week from some of BC’s best restaurants. Step by step instructions teach viewers how to prepare one of the chef’s signature dishes at home. Still snoozing that early on Sunday mornings? Not to fret, each weekly episode is available here.


Kevin Nepitabo CBC

Time to Eat is an original digital short series from CBC Indigenous and was just nominated for a Canadian Screen Award – Best Lifestyle Program or Series. One of the episodes features Vancouver-based Métis reporter Jackie McKay connecting with Deb Crow from the Syilx Nation and a member of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band. Crow teaches McKay how to can salmon while she shares the traditional story of her people’s connection to these fish and why it’s so important for us all to support their sustainability.
Streaming now on CBC Gem.


Watch for Is it Cake? Season 3 on Netflix, returning March 29th.  Surrey BC’s Jujhar Mann of Mann & Co Bakeshop was winner of the Great Chocolate Showdown (Season 2), The Big Bake Holiday that aired on Food Network USA last December. Other Surrey BC baker-winners are Raveena Obeiro of Just Cakes Bakeshop for Big Bake Halloween and Rachel Jongejan of Happy Cakes for the Big Bake Cake It Outside.


Chelsey Ellis Photography

Your Nation’s Table is hosted by Vancouver’s charming Carmen Ruiz y Laza and highly acclaimed Chef Robert Clark who dive into the bounty of sustainable BC seafood, where it’s fished, the backstory, and how to prepare it at home. 30-minute episodes have you hopping on board fishing boats with the hosts and crew and are available to view here. A new season is in the planning stages, and with this show receiving five Leo nominations already, it’s worth catching. Yep. Fishing pun intended.


Taste of The Neighbourhood

Global TV’s Taste of The Neighbourhood series showcases Lower Mainland restaurants over the past year. Host Steph Florian chats with the owners and chefs about their passions for cooking, while they walk us through a signature dish preparation. The most recent episode featured Crispy Falafel, a popular Lebanese restaurant in South Surrey.



House Special is a documentary series streaming now on CBC Gem featuring Vancouver chef and author Jackie Kai Ellis (and former Beaucoup Bakery owner) as she explores Chinese Canadian cuisine and small-town Asian food joints in Canada. Episodes 1-3 feature Penticton, Vernon, and Kelowna Chinese restaurants and their owners, chat with historians and locals with interesting stories and secrets to share.


Moose Meat and Marmalade pairs up Art Napoleon, an experienced Cree hunter and bush cook from Canada, with Dan Hayes from the UK, a classically trained French chef. The two are followed through areas that include BC where they forage, hunt, and cook interesting and unusual cuisine that will have your rethinking the term locally sourced.


Netflix’s Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner  is hosted by Chef David Chang (the brains behind Momofuku and a Michelin-starred chef ), and we can’t help but feel patriotic when seeing Richmond’s HK BBQ Master and Granville Island’s Lee’s Donuts featured on his popular 2019 series. This tour of Vancouver eateries with sidekick Seth Rogan makes it extra fun.