March 23, 2016
Guest Speaker

Renowned restaurateur Vikram Vij joins Art & Spirit to share the creative experience of preparing and serving food which sustains life and delights the senses in his culinary art. Vikram Vij is the owner of award-winning restaurants Vij’s Restaurant, Vij’s Rangoli, and My Shanti, and food truck Vij’s Railway Express. Vij is also the creator of Vij’s At Home, a line of prepackaged gourmet curries that are cooked by hand in Surrey, BC, and sold in over 300 locations across Canada. Vij was the first Indo-Canadian Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. He appeared as a judge on CBC’s Recipe to Riches and a guest judge on Top Chef Canada and Chopped Canada. In March 2013, he hosted the world’s first ever live-streamed cook-along, Cook Live With Vikram Vij. Working with his wife Meeru Dhalwala, he has written three cook books. In June 2015, Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala were both awarded honorary Doctorates of Law by Simon Fraser University.