The Chosen Food Supper Club

Jewish Feasts from around the World

Eat your way through the traditional meals of BC’s multicultural Jewish Community.
Try shakshuka from Morocco, smoked meat from Montreal, and a traditional Syrian Rosh Hashanah feast in this globetrotting series.

Sign up to attend evenings in this series. Your ticket gets you a full meal and recipes to try at home, not to mention an evening of entertaining stories.

So come over for dinner!


$40 per person per meal

All tickets must be purchased in advance.


Upcoming Dates



October 29

Delights from the Danube: Hungarian Jewish Cuisine

Presented in partnership with the Louis Brier Jewish Aged Foundation

with guest host Judy Stoffman



Past Dates

April 2

Mantι, Börek, Baklava: Cooking Shabbat Dinner & Fresh Challah

Presented in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery

with guest chef Derya Akay, with contributions from Sara Ciacci, Leonor Etkin, Claire Hammer & Debbie Kafka


April 23

My Darling Dumpling: Traditional Jewish & Chinese Dumplings

Presented in collaboration with the HUA Foundation

with guest chef Kevin Huang and special guests


May 7

Delights from the Jews of Rhodes

with guest host Carol Herbert and chef Don Letendre


June 4

Shavuot on Kibbutz: Reinventing a Harvest Festival

with guest chef Lior Ben-Yehuda


June 18

From Cape Town with Love: A South African Barbecue

with guest hosts Shelley Goldberg & Alan Rees, and chef Don Letendre


July 30

Smoked Meat: Authentic Montreal Deli

with guest host Michael Estrella


September 17

Rosh Hashanah in Aleppo: A Syrian Jewish New Years’ Feast

with guest host Debbie Tabenken


The Chosen Food Supper Club occurs over ten Sundays between April and October, 2017. It is part of the JMABC 2017 public programming series Feeding Community, celebrating the important role of food in maintaining Jewish tradition and history through generations of BC Jews. Other components of Feeding Community include the podcast The Kitchen Stories, and the four-part event series Nourishing Tradition, offered in collaboration with the Jewish Seniors Alliance.


Subscribe to The Kitchen Stories podcast here:


Don Letendre is an award-winning Executive Chef with extensive experience in new concept development. Notable accomplishments include Elixir at Opus Hotel Vancouver, The Roaming Dragon Food Truck, and the Moustache Cafe. The JMABC is pleased to welcome Don as a consultant and guest chef for The Chosen Food Supper Club.


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The Chosen Food in the Press

Celebrate Global Jewish Cuisine with The Jewish Museum
District Local
March 16, 2017

Side Dishes: Explore the World of Jewish Food at Vancouver Dinner Series
Mia Stainsby, The Vancouver Sun
March 17, 2017

Heads up: ‘The Chosen Food Supper Club’: An Episodic, Jewish Diaspora-Themed Series
Ken Tsui, Scout Magazine
March 23, 2017

The Life and Times of Diasporic Cuisines
Corey Mintz, The Globe and Mail
March 27, 2017

The Chosen Food: Sunday Supper Series Explores Global Jewish Food in Vancouver
Lindsay William-Ross, Daily Hive
March 29, 2017

Sharing Jewish Culture Through Dinners and Podcast
Florence Hwang, The Source
April 2017

Jewish Supper Club
Gail Johnson, CBC Radio: On The Coast
(timestamp 2:18:30)
June 5, 2017

Vancouver’s Chosen Food Supper Club serves up a world of Jewish cuisine
Gail Johnson, The Georgia Straight
June 21, 2017

Vancouver Supper Club A Tribute To Jewish Diversity, Foodie City
Lauren Kramer
September 11, 2017

Jewish Feasts from around the World
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