About Eric

Eric Pateman is one of the world’s leading experts on Culinary Tourism. Canada’s food culture ambassador and storyteller for hundreds of small artisan food companies, farmers, fisherman, foragers, he’s also known to bring together chefs and influencers from all aspects of the culinary world.

Eric owns and operates the Edible Canada brand of companies, which includes a restaurant, retail stores and a culinary travel division. Travelling around the world about 75% of the time working for both public and private sector clients to define cuisines, build brands and shape the future of food. He is the co-author to three books, and was named as the recipient of the Mayor of Vancouver’s Art Award for Culinary Arts, was one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 Business People, and was named to Western Living Magazine’s list of the Top 40 Foodies Under 40.

When Eric isn’t working on the road, he’s home in the mountain town of Squamish or hanging out in Whistler, his favourite place to relax and unwind.

You can see more about his work and currently whereabouts here.

Finisterra Travel

In order to offer worldwide travel opportunities with authentic experiences, we partnered with the “Expert Planners” at Finisterra Travel. Combined, the principals of Edible Canada (Eric Pateman) and Finisterra (Keri Montgomery and Nicola Wilson) spend more than 600 days a year on the road so we a very well versed in curating these trips and showing you some of our favourite places on the planet!

We visit and travel responsibly for the long-term benefit of local people, the environment, and for the travellers.

We look forward to having you join us!

With numerous accolades between them, and a passion for getting behind the scenes and showcasing regions in a way that few can, including opening doors rarely opened to guests, these adventures inspire and cause rave reviews from our guests. With attention to detail and the ability to educate, inspire and transform, you will experience regions of the world in ways you never knew possible.