Dinner in the Sky offers foodies uplifting experience
The upcoming Dinner in the Sky experience has moved to North Vancouver, just as the B.C. entrepreneur behind the event begins seeking franchise partners across Canada.
“Everything’s falling into place very, very well,” said organizer Jhordan Stevenson, noting everything is on track for the event’s Canada Day launch.
“All of these great regulatory bodies have been working really closely with us … .”
The unique dining experience takes adrenalin-seeking foodies and a dining table 150 feet up into the air using a 200-foot crane for a sky-high meal prepared by top local chefs. The concept originated in Belgium in 2007 and 10,000 such events have since been hosted in 50 countries around the world.
Stevenson bought the Canadian rights to the Dinner in the Sky global franchise and initially had plans to launch the event here under the banner of Skydine Events Ltd. in Vancouver’s False Creek, before it was moved over to North Vancouver’s Creek Marina due to zoning challenges.
“The original location the City of Vancouver had proposed also had some zoning issues and we just though it might be a bit easier if we just re-located,” he said. “We like the view (from North Vancouver) a lot better — you see the whole cityscape and you have the mountains behind you.”
The event will launch as scheduled on July 1 and continue through July 31.
Dinner in the Sky lifts adrenalinseeking foodies 150 feet skyward with a crane.