Culinary Tourism, Dinners

Are you looking for a spice up your night for a foodie? With The Chef offers experiences to celebrate special occasions. To impress a client, or bond with your team. Love Indian food and want to indulge in a dinner hosted by one of the best chefs in Canada? Then you need to check out the culinary experience offered by With The Chef, in collaboration with Chef Vikram Vij.

Who is Vikram Vij?

Vikram Vij, a Canadian chef, author, and TV star, was born in India and lived in various cities there. He started cooking at the age of 10 for his mom and her friends, and later pursued his culinary career in Austria, where he studied and trained as a chef. Chef also became a certified sommelier.

He moved to Canada and opened a popular Indian restaurant in Vancouver, BC, with his former wife Meeru Dhalwala: Vij’s Restaurant. You may remember him from the Canadian TV show Dragons’ Den as an investor for one season in 2014. Vij is famous for his creative and sophisticated style of Indian cooking, which uses traditional spices and flavours with local ingredients and methods. His restaurants and cookbooks have received many awards and compliments, and he has impressed both critics and celebrities with his food. In 2003, The New York Times’ Mark Bittman said that Vij’s Restaurant was one of the best Indian restaurants in the world. And in 2023, the restaurant received Michelin’s Bib Gourmand designation.

What is With The Chef?

With The Chef is a company that specializes in creating unique culinary experiences for food lovers. They partner with local chefs and restaurants to offer intimate and interactive connections. You can book your experience online and on your own schedule in conjunction with the chef’s schedule. Whether it’s for a couple or up to a group of four, it’s the ideal way to spice up your night with Chef Vikram Vij or other chefs.

With The Chef has been offering this culinary experience with Vikram Vij for two years now and has grown to include experiences with other chefs in their restaurants.

Why You Should Try It

This culinary experience is perfect for anyone who loves Indian food and wants to learn more about it from a master chef. You will:

  • Taste authentic and exquisite Indian dishes, made with fresh and local ingredients.
  • Learn about the history and culture of Indian cuisine, and how it has evolved and adapted over time and place.
  • Discover the secrets of Indian spices, and how to use them to create complex and balanced flavours.
  • Have fun and interact with Chef Vij, who is friendly, charismatic, and passionate about his craft.
  • Create lasting memories and impressions with your partner, friends, family, or colleagues.

How to Book It

Take home momentos of your special evening.

If you are interested in this culinary experience, you can book it online through the With The Chef website. You can choose your preferred date, time, and option, and pay securely online. You will receive a confirmation email with all the details and instructions.

Have a group of more than four people?  Contact Lise Hines, Owner & Culinary Experiences Curator for With The Chef. She will work with you to curate an evening that your guests will be talking about long after the evening is over. This provides an ideal opportunity for team building, client appreciation, sales incentives, inbound group travel, or any special occasion.

With The Chef is an award-winning tourism concept that has been featured on various media outlets such as Stir Magazine. They have also received rave reviews from their customers, who have described their experiences as “amazing”, “incredible”, and “magical”.

Take a look behind the scenes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to spice up your night with With The Chef and Vikram Vij. Reserve your culinary experience today. Anticipate a night of flavour and delight. Take a tour of the restaurant and savour the dishes completely hosted by Chef Vikram Vij.

Learn more and book here.