Culinary Fashion: What to wear on “Foodie Field Trips”

Whether you’re taking a bread baking workshop, hopping on a wine tasting or farm tour through the Okanagan, or perhaps signed up to attend one of BC’s many culinary classes offered here, you’ll need the right attire. Here, some essential, wearable pieces from BC clothing brands to add to your wardrobe.

Any cooking, baking or bartending class requires a proper apron to ensure you look like you’re taking this seriously, and much like wearing nice workout clothes at the gym, we all perform better when we look the part. Search and Rescue Denim Aprons are made on Granville Island in Vancouver, and I particularly like this lightweight, practical and yes, super cute Arbutus apron. In 100% cotton canvas, with two pockets, and handy towel loop it keeps your outfit clean and protected so you can dive into preparing that sockeye salmon or perfecting your sourdough.

For any foodie field trip, comfy is key in pants that can take you anywhere and work in any activity. You’ll live in these,  DU/ER’S Live Free high rise jogger not only look great, but they perform, without looking too ‘performance’ or ‘techy’. Lightweight, moisture wicking with plenty of bendable stretch. I love the elastic cuff for tucking easily into boots for mucky walks through vineyards or farms too.


Fluevog’s Thursday boot is part of the brand’s Official collection, meaning they are no-nonsense, study boots that can take anything we dish out, including west coast rain, sketchy surfaces, a comfy footbed for long, lonnnng walks and more. With EcoRubber soles, this updated Chelsea boot pulls on with ease. And the happy, cobalt blue shade is that pop of colour every wardrobe needs after a long, grey winter.

You’re going to need a bigger bag. For field trips and cooking classes, paper handouts are a given, plus you’ll need room for that apron, kitchen gloves, your camera and more. 

Oak and Fort vegan leather tote bag comes in loads of colours in a slouchy style with two front pockets for easy access.


Granted is a BC brand of hand-knitted sweaters that look like your grandma lovingly made for you; y’know if grandma actually knitted. Learning the basics of fly fishing? The fishing hook sweater is ridiculously cute. Check out the other styles while you visit their site, all so Canadiana-chic.

BC’s Aritzia stores are everywhere, and their bucket hat makes perfect sense for any outdoor activity, protecting us from rain or the sun’s damaging rays. I particularly like the draw cord for its slightly nerdy form and function.

West Coast Karma is a brand made on Vancouver Island using eco-friendly inks and sold at Below the Belt stores and online. The Amanita Muscaria mushroom tee is fun with its dreamy artwork, ideal for mushrooms 101 class, and has no long sleeves to roll up either.

Water-resistant is not waterproof, and heavy downpour requires the latter, especially if you’re outdoors for hours at a time. Adhere Studios does a stylish waterproof jacket that is fully-seamed, made from 100% recycled fabric and has a down liner option for extra warmth if you need it.