Culinary Exchange: Portland Chef to Cook in China

Share Article

Executive Chef at Vibrant Table to support Canadian-based company for a series of high-profile events in China.

Portland Caterer Steven Brockman

J. Steven Brockman, Executive Chef at Vibrant Table Catering & Events

These kinds of industry exchanges are one of the ways we can pay back a great industry...

J. Steven Brockman, Executive Chef at Vibrant Table Catering & Events, has been selected to guest chef in China at a series of promotional events featuring luxury automobiles. The series will be catered by Canadian company Culinary Capers, whose clients include Bentley and Porsche.

Vibrant Table President Art Fortuna received the request for support from Debra Lykkemark, CEO of Culinary Capers, for the high profile events to be held across China over a period of six weeks.

“For our company, the chance to support a fellow catering company is very important. These kinds of industry exchanges are one of the ways we can pay back a great industry, build strong ties to other cities and generally be good neighbors,” says Art Fortuna.

The opportunity to cook directly on the Great Wall “is an absolute dream,” says Chef Brockman, who will be leading events in Beijing and Shenzhen.

What does Chef Brockman’s global opportunity mean for Vibrant Table and the Portland event community? “This will undoubtedly give Steve a unique professional development experience that will enhance our abilities as a company to deliver innovative fare to our clients here in Portland,” continues Art Fortuna.

Chef Brockman’s trip also demonstrates how China’s economic boom is creating opportunities for global businesses – whether it be a German manufacturing giant or a small Oregon business.

Vibrant Table Catering & Events is an event company based in Portland, Oregon. In addition to award-winning catering, they provide event design, planning services, and venue management.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Faith Adams
Vibrant Table Catering & Events
(503) 297-9635 106
Email >
Visit website