FOOD: Vancouver chef Vikram Vij speaks candidly at CreativeMornings speakers series

Published: October 17, 2012

And the legend keeps growing.

One of Vancouver’s best-known chefs, Vikram Vij, the proprietor of Vij’s Restaurant at 11th and Granville, was the latest speaker to entertain a breakfast crowd of creative types at the most recent CreativeMornings speakers event.

Vij drew laughs with stories about his parents drawing questioning sniffs on the bus when they brought then-exotic smelling Indian dishes with them as part of their visits, and then garnered applause as he explained that opening a restaurant was never about the money for him, but rather about how to spread awareness of his cuisine and culture to the world.

CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series started by Tina Roth Eiesenberg (swiss-miss.com) in NYC and is now in over 20 cities around the world. The Vancouver chapter of CreativeMornings is run by Mark Busse (@MarkBusse) and his dedicated team of volunteers.

Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20-minute talk, followed by a group discussion and Q&A.

You can check out Vij’s full presentation below, courtesy of CreativeMornings/Vancouver. And follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/vancouver_cm


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