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Everybody a winner at the 2019 BC Seafood Festival

Record-breaking crowds enjoyed slurping and sampling their way through a bounty of fresh BC Seafood By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Everybody was a winner at the 10 day long 13th annual BC Seafood Festival, which just wrapped-up with a sold-out Signature Weekend…

“Been there, shucked that”

World renowned oyster shucker delights the crowds at the B.C. Seafood Festival For Patrick McMurray aka Shucker Paddy the oyster is his world. Wild or farmed, East Coast to West Coast of Canada, and to virtually every corner of the…

Marrying French flavours with B.C. seafood.

Chef Jean Francis Quaglia’s debut at the B.C. Seafood Festival will be about delicious sustainability. At age eight, Jean Francis made his first “Tarte au Citron” using his mother’s recipe. At 16 years old, he enrolled at the prestigious École…

Chef Lee Cooper, Coquille Fine Seafood, will be at the BC Seafood Festival

This is Chef Cooper’s first year participating at the BC Seafood Festival, held in Comox Valley, and he is looking forward to the event and experience. Follow him along on his Instagram for a behind the scenes story of the…

Chef Hamid Salimian, BC Seafood Festival

“I am really excited to be serving geoduck to the guests coming for the Signature weekend at the BC Seafood Festival.” – Chef Hamid Salimian. Hamid Salimian, Chef and Partner, NexGen Gluten Free Flours, grew up in Iran on the…

Meet BC Seafood Festival’s Chef Milheron, West Restaurant

A highly driven and creative talent, Chef Bobby Milheron is known for being an ardent supporter of local and peak-of-season ingredients, which makes him a great addition to the BC Seafood Expo and Festival. Bobby Milheron, Executive Chef of the…

Ancora’s Chef Ricardo Valverde – BC Seafood Festival

“As an advocate of responsible fishing practices, I am happy to support a festival, which among other things, celebrates seafood sustainability, and that includes responsible seafood practices.” Ancora’s executive chef, Ricardo Valverde’s, love of the culinary world started when he…

Cooking up a storm at BC Seafood Fest

BC Seafood Expo and Festival 2019 boasts an incredible array of seafood chefs and mixologists that light up the stage By SeaWestNews For some, too many cooks may spoil the soup. Not for award winning food stylist Nathan Fong, who…

B.C Seafood Festival’s Chef Shelome Bouvette

“My ultimate goal is to spend time with chefs and B.C. seafood and get inspired by everyone’s creativity and to get the guests excited about our beautiful seafood here in B.C.” The BC Seafood Festival annually boasts an incredible array…

Executive Chef Richard Benson will be at BC Seafood Expo

The 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is once again being held in the Comox Valley from June 7-16th, 2019. This year’s Expo chef line-up offers a wide range of talents from around the Comox valley. Chef Richard Benson’s culinary journey…

Chef Nigel McMeans will be at BC Seafood Expo

The 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is once again being held in the Comox Valley from June 7-16th, 2019. This year’s Expo chef line-up offers a wide range of talents from around the Comox valley. Experience one of the most…

Seoul searching for salmon at BC Seafood Expo 2019

B.C. salmon worth $540,000 sold within 45 minutes via a television home shopping segment in South Korea. By SeaWestNews South Koreans can’t get enough of B.C. salmon. Just ask the folks at Elbon F&B, who sold a whopping $540,000 worth…

Chef Dawn McRae will be at BC Seafood Expo

The 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is once again being held in the Comox Valley from June 7-16th, 2019. This year’s Expo chef line-up offers a wide range of talents from around the Comox valley. Chef Dawn McRae is passionate…

Chef Chris Andraza will be at BC Seafood Expo

The 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is once again being held in the Comox Valley from June 7-16th, 2019. This year’s Expo chef line-up offers a wide range of talents from around the Comox valley. Chef Chris Andraza is the…

Chef Andrey Durbach will be at BC Seafood Expo

Chef Andrey Durbach creates authentic Italian dishes made with Comox-Valley-grown ingredients, a veritable marriage made in heaven can be enjoyed at Il Falcone Restaurant. The 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is once again being held in the Comox Valley from…

BC Seafood Expo 2019 Chef Line-up

BC Seafood Expo 2019 chef line-up offers a wide range of talents from around the Comox valley. Located midway on the east coast of Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley is well known for its culinary bounty from the farms and…

Comox Valley’s very own Chef Ronald St. Pierre

Chef Ronald St. Pierre grew up in a small town, east of Montreal, in the middle of farm lands. His first position was with Relais & Château Resort Les Trois Tillieuls.  He moved to Vancouver in 1982 and, like so…

Sustainable seafood champ, Ned Bell, awarded doctorate

Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree at VIU’s June 21 Convocation ceremony. The driving force that defines Ned Bell is his passion for crafting globally inspired dishes crafted using locally grown ingredients,…

Chef Ned Bell, an eco-sustainable revolutionary when it comes to fish farming

A chef’s moral responsibility to the world is to respect people and cultures while teaching about food-sustainability.  Before there were celebrity chefs in Vancouver there were chefs Ned Bell, Rob Feenie and Michael Jacob, the chefs that put Vancouver’s restaurant…

Chef Shaun Spooner will fork it out at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018

Chef Shaun Spooner, The Prime Chophouse – Courtenay, BC, was born in Edmonton, Alberta where he literally grew up in the hospitality industry – his mom was involved in Hotel Management. Later, when his mom was transferred to Victoria, B.C.,…

NIC’s Chef Bauby will be at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Bauby spent his early twenties exploring Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Cabo Verde Islands, the Ivory Coast, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, before coming to Canada in 1991 to grow his career as a chef and an instructor. With…

Chef Chance Wilke takes a chance at the BC Seafood Fest

Chef Chance Wilke knew from a young age that he was going to be a professional chef. His first food memory was at the age of 2 when he helped his mom fry an egg, and that fondness for the…

Chef Dang at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018

Chef Quang Dang, Executive Chef at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar – Whistler, BC, was raised in Calgary, with family roots that stretch back to Scotland and the orchards and rice fields of Vietnam, Chef Quang Dang moved to Vancouver…

Chef Pabst will be at the BC Seafood Festival, Comox Valley

Chef Pabst, Executive Chef, Blue Water Cafe is one of Canada’s most accomplished chefs, Frank Pabst’s disciplined technique—earned in some of Europe’s finest kitchens—is matched to the West Coast’s abundant harvest of seafood. Widely recognized for his creative impetus and…

Chef Whittaker takes to the kitchens at the BC Seafood Festival

Forage and Chef Chris Whittaker have been recognized for their outstanding efforts by both Vancouver Magazine Green Award and Where Magazine Green Table Network Award. Most recently Whittaker was inducted into the BC Restaurant & Food Service Association Hall of…

Chef Garrett Schack will be at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Garrett Schack started his career at the age of 19 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Today, he’s the Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager for Victoria’s only rooftop restaurant, Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar. From the Bay…

Pino Posteraro, Cioppino’s, é buono chef at the BC Seafood fest!

Chef Giuseppe (Pino) Posteraro was born in Lago, Italy, on March 22, 1964. At the age of twelve, he came to Canada to visit his brother not realizing at the time that later in his life he would be making…

Chef Morgan Wilson, Q at The Empress, at the BC Seafood Fest

Chef Morgan Wilson brings almost 30 years of culinary experience to his role as Executive Chef, Q at The Empress. He begun his hospitality career as Chef Apprentice with Delta Whistler in 1989. After successfully completing his apprenticeship, Chef Morgan…

Chef Matthias Fong, River Café Calgary to BC’s Comox Valley

A born and raised Calgarian, Chef Matthias Fong’s interest in the culinary world lead him to seek employment at River Café while completing his studies at the university of Calgary. Chef Matthias Fong graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in…

Meet the chef, Melissa Craig, at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Melissa Craig, Executive Chef of the Bearfoot Bistro, will be at the BC Seafood Festival. After training at Malaspina, Chef Melissa Craig moved to the southern tip of Vancouver Island and did her apprenticeship at The Sooke Harbour House…

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