Chef Vikram Vij

Meet the Chef

Celebrity Chef Vikram Vij - Behind the Scenes

Where It Started

In May 2022, our unique ‘With the Chef’ experience launched with Vikram Vij. Since then, more than 500 diners have had the chance to feast and connect directly with Canada’s most well-known and well-liked Indian chef – and you could be next! 

Travelling to Vancouver?

His restaurant Vij’s, is located in the easily-accessible Cambie Village neighbourhood of Vancouver. Choose  to have your “With The Chef” experiential dining at this Michelin-designated Bib Gourmand restaurant.

What Can I Expect With The Chef?

Chef Vikram welcomes guests with a toast to the evening and the introduction of a popular street food that is popped in the mouth before exploding with flavour.

This sets the stage for the animated story-telling behind each of the chef-selected dishes of the tasting menu.

The evening is capped off with a special chat  over dessert and chai, where guests have their burning questions answered about the chef’s experience on Dragon’s Den, his most memorable culinary travels, his favourite recipe or even a secret cooking tip!

This is not a cooking class! This is about savouring the food and the experience of a chef-hosted meal. 

Book On Your Schedule; Year-Round

‘With The Chef’ is not a scheduled, one-time event. The evening, which includes a tour of the restaurant and a behind-the-scenes look at the tandoor and the naan-making process, is available to book year-round. This makes it ideal for gift-giving, as the recipients can choose the dates that work best for them.

What Will We Be Eating?

The menus have been carefully selected by the chef to take guests on a flavour adventure that journeys across India, picking up spices and specialties from all over the country. Expect an extensive tasting menu and welcome bubbles.

Guests will finish the evening with full bellies; giddy from the warmth and personal touch of chef’s hospitality .


Join celebrity Chef Vikram Vij for an exclusive behind-the-scenes multi-sensory dining experience. This intimate and interactive opportunity is available for groups up to four people. Pre-set tasting dinner only $269/guest.

Have a bigger group? Reach out to us via the contact page or at and allow us to work with you to curate a memorable evening for a special occasion or for team building or a client appreciation.


Don't just take our word for it


“Wow, this seriously was one of the most amazing experiences ever!! The environment and ambience, incredible food and drink; and undivided attention from the most charming, vivacious man! We felt so special! From the bubbles at the start to the gifts and book-signing over tea at the end, we loved every second of this experience!! 6/5 stars!”

It's a recurring sentiment

The overall message that it was “one of the most memorable nights of my life” is not unique to just one or two ‘With The Chef’ attendees. It’s a constantly repeated sentiment and is the response that Chew On This Tasty Tours has sought to facilitate with this opportunity.

More than filling their bellies with the eleven dish feast, we have curated an opportunity for guests to fill their souls with easy conversation and meaningful connections ‘With The Chef’.


About the Chef...

Whether you know him from Dragon’s Den or his past restaurants, Rangoli and My Shanti. His work as a certified Sommelier, his time in Salzburg,Austria, or at the Banff Springs Hotel. Maybe you remember him from his time working at Vancouver’s Bishop’s Restaurant. Or his cookbooks with ex-wife and fellow restaurant owner, Meeru Diwali. He’s appeared on multiple Food Network shows as a judge and featured on Anthony Bourdain’s show, No Reservations. The list of accolades goes on…

Since 2022, we have collaborated with Chef Vikram Vij first at the former My Shanti Restaurant in South Surrey and now at the Michelin Bib Gourmand designated restaurant, Vij’s in Vancouver, BC.

Of course, many of you come from Vancouver, but as word gets out, we are welcoming guests from the US and overseas. You love this opportunity for an up-close celebrity chef connection.

It’s not just about the chef-selected, multi-course menu. It’s the entire chef-hosted experience:

•Walk through the restaurant to hear his vision.
•Visit the kitchen to meet the team.
•Get a behind-the-scenes look at the busy kitchen.
•Hear the background and inspiration for the recipes.
•Listen to the stories from the chef; a charming storyteller with lots to share.

Whether you come for a date or you want to bring some special clients, we encourage you to put this experience at the TOP of your bucket list!

Come to the table with Chef Vikram Vij!