Festival Producers Guide to Cornucopia

November 6, 2017


Rob Olive, 34 yrs old, Festival Co-Producer

3 things that make me happy – Great Food, Good Friends & Deep Powder

Favourite mixed cocktail – White Russian

Favourite Dinner Meal – Sunday Roast with all the fixings!

My “Dream” Cornucopia would start at The Picnic on November 9th. Whistler has many talented chefs and the focus at the Picnic is all about them.

Cellar Door on November 10th and CRUSH on November 11th are must go to events – not to be missed.

We have a new Culinary Sponsor this fall – SUBZERO & WOLF!  Culinary Olympic Gold Medalist, Chef Dave Ryan will be cooking up a storm at his event on November 12th – bring your appetite!

Sensory Cinema is a unique way to experience a movie, with Bill Murray staring, how can you go wrong! You can continue the “Sensory” theme at ‘With A Twist”s silent disco Sunday November 12th, with Centerplate celebrating their favourite 10 dishes for their 10 year anniversary! 

Mid-week, you can find me at the Nourish Stage, attempting to balance out my diet after indulging a bit too much the first weekend at Cornucopia!

My second weekend would start on Thursday November 16th, with House Party – Sidecut is offering their buffet again this year and we have plenty of beverage partners to make everyone happy! Poured Grand Tasting is bigger than ever, and we have over 25 Craft Brewers participating. Sunday, I’ll be having lunch with Tin Horn Creek and Miradoro Kitchen at the Chef Table Luncheon. Finally, I’ll finish the 11 days at the Volunteer Party! And with that Cornucopia’s “Bender – November” is over and we can rest up until the Whistler Blackcomb opens!


Jasmine Robinson, 34, Cornucopia Co-Producer

Happiness is – Skiing with friends

Favourite mixed cocktail – A dirty martini with olives

Favourite Dinner Meal – Sushi – SASS roll, Ahi Poke, Spicy Agadashi Tofu

My dream Cornucopia experience starts off with The Picnic on Thursday to get a taste of all of Whistler’s best restaurants in one place. Then I would head to the Culinary Stage Series presented by Sub Zero and Wolf on Saturday afternoon to learn all about pairing delicious Argentinean wines with food plus get the chance to taste what the presenters are teaching! Then Saturday night would be spent at Crush Grand Tasting to find a new list of wines that I can add to my ever-growing list of great wines to have on hand. On my way out the door, I would likely hit the Cornucopia Liquor Store to stock up on my new favs! To balance out the Crush experience, on Sunday morning, I would take part in the Nourish Culinary Stage Series: Energy in Motion to learn about healthy snacks to sustain energy. Then, to end my weekend on a sweet note, the Drink Seminar: Dynamic Wine & Chocolate Pairing because it’s wine and chocolate! Yum!