Star-studded culinary events are on the menu at the 14th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival, happening October 4 - 7, 2016. Foodies from across North America will gather in Vancouver to celebrate Canadian chefs and give back to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

This year's edition of the festival is a departure from its original format, dropping the trade show element and instead including new and unique culinary experiences. Festival goers will enjoy the Dinner Series of collaborations between top Vancouver and Canadian chefs (October 4-5); a BETA 5 Chocolatier Class with chef/owner Adam Chandler (October 4); the Food Trends & Tasting Panel featuring Jackie Ellis, Denis Breyley and Sarah Stewart (October 5); an EAT! Harvest Epicurean Feast headlined by Food Network host Michael Smith (October 6); and finally, an Intimate Evening with Chef Michael Smith (October 7).

For more festival and event details, visit eat-vancouver.com.