…. your life will never taste the same!
Quince is a café, boutique food shop and cooking school located in the Armoury District near Granville Island.
Come and enjoy great coffee, handcrafted pastries or lunch, or pick up some of our artisan bread (the best in town!)and dinner to go. Culinary adventurers and novices alike can register for one of our many classes or events.
Make a fine dining reservation…. at home!
The Quince Shop is designed as an alternative to the restaurant, offering professionally slow cooked food, without the cost and hassle of going out. High quality take out vacuum packed foods can be purchased as separates or as a whole. Serious cooks can complete their dishes, menu or their culinary repertoire. If it’s a full menu you’re after, or the all-essential red wine sauce, demi-glace or pastry dough, pick it up at Quince and serve an exquisite dinner at home, in your cabin, or out on the boat.
Catering to all your needs.
People who are entertaining can be assured of high quality food whether they choose to pick up the hors d’oeuvre or platters from Quince or have the full Quince Catering option. We strive to provide beautiful presentation, delicious innovative options, and professional service at every level. Our staff of chefs and servers are the best the city has to offer.
Learn the Quince Essential Basics!
Join us in the Quince Studio for a scheduled cooking class or a fabulous food & wine pairing event. Whether it’s learning how to wield a knife, make handmade pasta, or learning why champagne goes so well with fresh buttered popcorn, Quince classes are always educational, social and decadent.
Unique Location & Private Events.
You can book a private cooking or food & wine pairing class, or book Quince as a unique location for your corporate or private events. The front has a gallery feel and the back kitchen remains the artistic studio – spacious, pristine and state-of-the-art. The décor, designed by Marc Bricault, has an elemental edge, an expression of nature which is contemporary, clean and vibrant.
The Quince View of the World
We strive to use as many high quality local and sustainable ingredients as possible, combining with slow cooking methods to create a beautiful contemporary cuisine.
At Quince we work at being "Green" - trying to avoid the use of tin foil containers and other disposables. We recycle diligently and are cognizant about our chemical use.
Quince is a translation of food from the natural world. Respect for the ingredients, process and customer motivates our brigade to produce food of the highest quality.
Chef Andrea Jefferson
She holds a BSc in Biology which has helped immensely in the Education of Food and Wine. Her study of the natural world has shaped her understanding of food from source to table, and deepened her appreciation of the life that goes into each dish. She is also an avid gardener, with a flourishing Quince tree of her own, along with a seasonal vegetable garden which she harvests for Quince.
Chef Andrea's focus is on the natural inherent beauty and sustaining force of food.
Andrea Jefferson is the Chef, Sommelier and Owner of Quince. Andrea has been cooking as a professional Chef for 22 years and is acclaimed and highly respected in her profession. Her training began at The Dubrulle French Culinary School and continued with training through the BC Apprenticeship Program and now holds a Red Seal Certification in the trade of Cooking. She studied wine and spirits with the Vancouver Wine Academy, WSET - Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is certified as a Professional Sommelier though the International Sommelier Guild. She has worked in the Restaurant and Hotel Business since her training began and she taught professional cooking at The Dubrulle Culinary Institute and the Art Institute of Vancouver for 6 years.