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 300 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 .

THE EXPERIENCE
Details

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 $259/guest.

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

Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it

Review

“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’.