…. 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. Opening its doors in the fall of 2005, Quince is the creation of Chef/Owner Andrea Jefferson, the culmination of years of hard work and dreams.
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
Andrea Jefferson is the Chef, Sommelier and Owner of Quince. An acclaimed and highly respected Chef, Andrea has over 18 years of cooking experience, and over 20 years of experience and education in wine appreciation. She has over 10 years of teaching experience, having taught at Dubrulle Culinary Institute and the Art Institute of Vancouver for 6 years.
Andrea’s interaction with the food chain started at the other end. A trained biologist, she understands food from source to serving, appreciating 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 fruit and vegetable garden which she harvests to serve and sell at Quince.
Andrea’s mandate is to spread the word on the beauty of food. For her, Quince is as much a cultural establishment as it is a culinary business.