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Dec 15
6pm - 9pm · BC Hydro Building - 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby


The Lawyer’s Role in Your Food Business .

Product Liability - Risk Management – Employment Law


The Top Ten Legal Mistakes Food Businesses Make!

BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

Sponsored by Fasken Martineau

7:30am-8:15am Registration, Breakfast and Network

8:15am Welcome and...

Dec 07
2pm - 4pm · E P I C U R E™ 10555 West Saanich Rd, Saanich           

SSS – Sharing, Success & Socialize are the themes of the BCFPA Vancouver Island Peer Group meeting December 7, 2017.

Join fellow island food industry members on December 7th for a tour of E P I C U R E™ followed by Amelia Warren, CEO and winner of Business in Vancouver’s 2015 Forty under 40, sharing some of her secrets to success.

We’ll spend the rest of the meeting sharing and socializing at E P I C U R E™. So if you have anything you want to share, bring it along and show it off or let us try it.

We look forward to seeing...

Dec 05
6pm - 9pm · Joey Restaurant: 1899 Rosser Ave. Burnaby, BC

SOLD OUT! Don't miss BCFPA's Annual Holiday Tapas and Drink Social!

Join us for an evening of good food, good fun, and great people. Mix and mingle with peers and colleagues at our Annual Holiday Social.

Enjoy a great night with some canapes, drinks and a Paella Station! Watch as a Joeys's chef prepares a Spanish Paella using traditional methods and a three foot paella pan to prepare this delectable feast!

We would love to hear from you if are...

Nov 27
November 27th 6pm · Fasken Martineau 2900-550 Burrard Street, Vancouver

BCFPA/Fasken Martineau Funding Food Program


November 27th, 2017 6PM

Location: 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900 Vancouver, BC


In September, the BCFPA – in partnership with Fasken Martineau – announced the launch of an exciting new program to assist food & beverage processors in...

Nov 26
10-6pm · 298 Alexander, Vancouver


Beanstock Coffee Festival is a single-day event to showcase the best independent micro-roasters and celebrate third wave coffee culture. Held in a bright and spacious Railtown warehouse, the immersive experience will exhibit music, local food and drink selections, educational sessions from industry professionals, live demos, unlimited coffee sampling, and a curated market to purchase equipment and coffee to take home. Entry-level tickets provide unlimited coffee samples, a commemorative mug and a ticket for...

Oct 26
10:00AM- 11:30AM · Daiya Foods,  2768 Rupert St Vancouver

HR Peer Group Meeting

Thursday, October 26, 2017 10am-11:30am

Venue: Daiya Foods, 2768 Rupert St Vancouver

Performance Reviews/ Coaching/Feedback for Employees

Performance Reviews:

Speaker: Nancy Hogan, VP Human Resources at Daiya Foods. (also a certified Career Coach)

360 Feedback Coaching for employees Supervisor/Manager level reviews Annual Review Program: engaging staff in the process Aligning performance reviews with Core...
Oct 20
10:00AM - NOON · Ideon Packaging - 11251 Dyke Road, Richmond

Operations Peer Group

Friday, October 20 10am- NOON

Ideon Packaging: 11251 Dyke Rd, Richmond

Supply Chain Logistics AGENDA

Welcome and Introductions : Mike Nunn, VP Operations Ideon Packaging

3rd party Logistics: CH Robinson

Order process Time of tender to time of invoice Life cycle of an order

Partnering with the right distributor for your product(s) : CH Robinson

Supply Chain Cost Reduction...

Oct 19
10:00AM - NOON · Mark Crest Foods - 19670 92A Avenue, Langley

Food Safety / Fraser Valley Peer Group

Thursday, October 19 10am- NOON

Mark Crest Foods - 19670 92A Avenue, Langley

Food Safety: FDA and FSMA Compliance for Exporting to the USA

This face-to-face information session will introduce food manufacturers to FDA requirements for exporting products to the USA. Attendees will leave with answers about Food Safety Plans and export strategies that comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act (...

Oct 17
10:30AM - NOON · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond
Sales and Marketing Peer Group Meeting

October 17, 2017 10:30am-12:00

Venue: Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC

Developing Your Brand Story

Welcome and Introductions: Emily Tang and New co-chair Ken Schnieder

Guest Speaker : Ben Baker, Your Brand Marketing

Are you telling a compelling story about your brand? Do your employees know your story? Do they tell it to your customers? Do your customers tell it to others? If no, why not? We as...

Sep 28
September 28th 2pm -4pm · Huber Hall Classroom Restaurant at Camosun Interurban Campus

Vancouver Island Peer Group

September 28th, 2017 2pm - 4pm

Venue: Camosun Interurban Campus, 461 Interurban Road, Victoria

Tour: 2pm - 2:30pm Camosun Innovates

Matchmaking for Food Processors

What are you looking for? Good employees? How to meet Food Safety requirements? How to improve productivity? Assistance with product development/production?

Possible Matches...

Sep 26
6pm - 8pm · 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900, Vancouver

OPEN HOUSE for BCFPA PROCESSOR MEMBERS Funding Food Program: Connecting BC Food & Beverage Companies to investors

BCFPA/Fasken Martineau Funding Food Program

September 26th, 2017 from 6 PM – 8 PM

Location: 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2900 Vancouver, BC

Looking to connect with investors to scale up your business? Need to develop the tools and skills to deliver a successful pitch?

BCFPA – in partnership with Fasken Martineau -...

Sep 20
10:00AM - NOON · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond

Sales and Marketing Peer Group Meeting

September 20, 2017 10am-11:30am

Venue: Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC

We are at capacity for this event, please email Kelly@bcfpa.ca to be put on a waitlist.

Retailer Relationships – From the Processors Perspective

(follow up from Retail Relationship Breakfast held September 6)...

Sep 06
7:30AM-11:00AM · BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

How to Achieve Maximum Potential in the Retail World

Breakfast Event – September 6, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Tickets $45 includes full breakfast


Email James to be put on the waitlist, james@bcfpa.ca

BC Hydro Building – 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby

Featuring Maurice Allard and John Graham of Food Solutions Group

From Good to Great Retail Performance:...

Jul 07
Registration extended to July 7th



The BC Food Processors Association is pleased to be conducting its annual Compensation Survey. Each year, BC food processors rely on this report’s data for the most current, reliable and detailed insight on salaries, incentives and demographics within BC’s evolving food processing community. The report is used by numerous companies to help determine compensation levels for all members of their staff. Your participation in this survey is critical in ensuring that the report’s information is as accurate and complete as...

May 31
10am - 1130am · Fine Choice Foods 23011 Fraserwood Way, Richmond BC
HR Peer Group meeting, Weds May 31 at 10am at Fine Choice Foods. Finding Cost-Savings in Employee Benefits to Fund Other HR Programs

This session will share info about the latest employee benefits trends, the drug landscape and how to find cost-savings in employee benefits programs. The info shared will be beneficial for anyone who is a solopreneur to those working at large companies. Additionally, Antonio Zivanovic, (CEO of The ReFrame Group) will also share about BCPFAs new affinity employee benefits program.

The employee benefits landscape is changing rapidly and it is common to...