Cafeteria Event with John Bishop

Thursday April 14, 2010

Top Vancouver chef John Bishop to hold first of two special training session with Vancouver Board of Education cafeteria and food workers – on Saturday April 16 at 10 a.m. at Windermere Secondary School

Top Vancouver chef and author John Bishop will hold the first of two special training sessions for Vancouver Board of Education cafeteria and food workers this Saturday April 16 starting at 10 a.m. at Windermere Secondary School, 3155 East 27th Avenue.

The training session is being jointly sponsored by the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 963, which represents the workers and others, and the Vancouver Board of Education.

John Bishop is owner of world-class fine dining restaurant Bishop’s at 2183 West 4th Avenue

in Vancouver, a perennial award-winner that has served presidents, premiers and famous celebrities since 1985.

Bishop’s latest book is Fresh – a compilation of more than 100 recipes and the stories behind the ingredients. For more information on the restaurant and book, please visit:

Bishop will be offering tips and tricks of the restaurant trade as well as his views on the need to support local farms and food producers to a range of workers from Red Seal certified trained chefs who work in the VBE’s high school teaching cafeterias to workers who serve hot lunches in the schools.

[British celebrity chef and TV show host Jamie Oliver prompted increased attention to providing healthy food in school cafeterias in the United Kingdom in 2005 through his own personal campaign]

Media are invited to attend, film and speak to John Bishop and workers at the course.

Operating Engineers Local 963 Business Manager Tim De Vivo and President Tim Chester will be at the training session for comment as well.

A second training session with different workers attending will be held at Windermere on Saturday April 30 as well.

For more information: Call Bill Tieleman, West Star Communications, at 604-844-7827 or cell 778-896-0964 Website: