Featuring the “Product of the Year Pitch Competition”


VANCOUVER, BC - May 27, 2019 - BC Food Processors Association (BCFPA) is excited to announce their upcoming industry tradeshow and exhibition, FoodProWest on June 3, 2019, at the Parq Hotel and Casino in Vancouver. FoodProWest is a place to congregate, network and connect with buyers, retailers, customers and key industry players.


The BCFPA has partnered with the BC Government to bring in buyers from across Canada to give food and beverage processing companies the opportunity to showcase their products and make listing deals. Companies will also be able to meet with investors looking to help food companies grow and regional chefs interested in discovering new products to work with.


Also taking place at FoodProWest is the Product of the Year Pitch Competition. The annual ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event features food, beverage and natural health product companies from across the province pitching in front a panel of judges. This year’s judges include:

Mijune Pak, Top Chef Canada

Ken Clark, Overwaitea Food Group

Danny Marcowicz, Executive Chef, White Spot Canada

Daryle Nagata, Executive chef, Premium Brands Holdings

Alexandra Gill, Food Editor, Globe and Mail

Ryan Moreno, CEO, Joseph Richard Group


For the first time ever, the Product of the Year Pitches will be broadcasted LIVE at FoodProWest. Guests can cheer on their favourite brands, hear inspiring stories of local entrepreneurs, and be the first to see the newest, most innovative products on the West Coast. The 2019 Product of the Year will be announced at the BC Food and Beverage Awards Gala on September 17, 2019.


Online registration is open until May 30, 2019. Tickets will be available at the door. Any media that are interested in attending should contact jessica@jellymarketing.com.




The BC Food Processors Association was founded in 2004 to support the food, beverage and natural health product industry, and provide a voice, advocacy, education, awareness, networking opportunities, and peer groups to help food companies grow their business. Check out last year’s Product of the Year winners here: https://www.bcfpa.ca/awards.



Jessica MacLeod, jessica@jellymarketing.com, 604 674 3559