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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…

Chef Tim Ho at the BC Seafood Festival

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chef Tim Ho is a professional culinary veteran with over 25 years of experience. The chef started his career in 1993 as a Kitchen Helper in City Garden Hotel in Hong Kong. Chef Tim…

The real deal, Peruvian-born Chef Jose Duarte

Chef Jose Duarte, was born with a passion for food; something he believes is programmed in his genes. Born in Peru, he moved to Venezuela with his family as a child, making frequent trips back to visit relatives in Lima….

Chef Scott Schneider, Ai Fiori, will be at the BC Seafood Fest!

Chef Scott Schneider, Chef De Cuisine, Ai Fiori  was born in Vermilion, in Northern Ohio, a largely agricultural area, that exposed Scott to a climate producing the freshest ingredients in spring and summer months.  Chef Scott Schneider was quite inspired…

Meet Chef Andrea Carlson at the BC Seafood Festival

For over a decade, Chef Andrea Carlson has left a resounding legacy on Vancouver’s dining scene. Chef Andrea Carlson’s commitment to homegrown ingredients and active support of local food systems has led to strong relationships forged with farmers and growers,…

The Star Chef Abby Ferrer – 12th Annual BC Seafood Festival

Abby Ferrer is the Executive Chef of Star Noodle in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. She is a native New Yorker who as a young child had the opportunity to live in Hong Kong. The above experience, combined with growing up in…

Alberta-proud Chef Darren MacLean at BC Seafood Festival

Chef Darren MacLean is an Alberta-born chef who has reached much acclaim for his no-nonsense approach to cooking, depth of flavour and understanding of cuisines that stretch well beyond the prairies. After closing his previous Calgary spot, Downtownfood, MacLean set off…

Nathan Fong on Seafood, BC’s 12th annual Festival

Nathan has been an award-winning food stylist for print and film advertising since 1988 and is an internationally published food and travel journalist. Nathan Fong currently is celebrating his 27th year on Global BCTV News with his “Saturday Chefs” and…

Fairmont’s pride Chef Isabel Chung at BC’s Seafood Festival

Chef Isabel Chung began her culinary career in 2001 at the Delta Bow Valley, Calgary, Alberta, holding the roles of Second Cook and First Cook. Expanding her experience internationally, she transferred to the Fairmont Southampton in 2005 as Senior Chef…

Peruvian fusion Chef Bouvette at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018.

Shelome Bouvette, owner and executive chef of Chicha’s, a modern Peruvian fusion tapas restaurant, is regarded as one of the female pioneers in the culinary industry with her signature modern west coast Latin fusion. A veteran Vancouver chef, as well as trained pastry Chef,…

Meet BC Seafood Festival guest chef Eva Chin

Born and raised on a farm in Hawaii, Eva grew up surrounded by the tropical bounty that Mother Nature has to offer – the mountains, the ocean, and the earth. Her grandparents were farmers and fishermen, and since she was young, she greatly appreciated how food was…

Chef Mark Best, cruising in the kitchen at BC Seafood Festival

Chef Mark Best is amongst Australia’s most awarded and revered chefs. At Marque restaurant he cemented his place in the upper echelons of the global fine dining scene. Amongst a raft of awards Marque was featured for three years running…

From Shanghai to BC Seafood Fest, meet Chef Tony Su

Chef Tony Su brings more than 25 years’ experience to his role as Chinese Executive Chef for Cordis Shanghai, Hongqiao which is the new upscale hotel of the Langham Hospitality in Shanghai. As a Shanghainese, Chef Tony Su brings authentic…

BC Seafood Festival lineup includes Chef Craig

In a profession traditionally dominated by men, chef Melissa Craig, the award winning Executive Chef of the Bearfoot Bistro, is a rarity. Chef Melissa Craig’s career began in the world-renowned Culinary Art Program of Malaspina University College. Upon graduation, she…

Chef Chris Andraza will wow us again at the BC Seafood Festival

Executive Chef Chris Andraza, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar, father says he grew up with a love for food and curative sense for dishing it out. Chef Chris Andraza started his cooking career in Banff, Alberta, under Chef Roger Van Denhouvel…

Gordon Ramsay’s 38 seconds Prawn Cocktail

BC Seafood Festival is almost here. Plenty of fish, mussels, oysters, geoduck and spot prawns will be offered up. Wild BC spot prawns are a delicacy known around the world for their sweet, delicate flavour and firm texture. When spot…

Meet Cocktail Extraordinaire Dhaliwal at BC Seafood Festival

Armed with an exhaustive knowledge of cocktail lore and a reputation for shaking up unique, elegant-yet-funky twists on traditional drinks, Sabrine Dhaliwal has quickly established herself as a top-shelf talent not just in her adopted hometown of Vancouver but the…

BC Seafood Festival guest chef Chef Lisa Ahier

While Chef Lisa Ahier’s roots are in Fort Worth, Texas her heart is on the west coast of Vancouver Island where she and her family can combine their taste for wilderness, wildlife and great food. Chef Lisa Ahier and her…

Westin’s Chef Caitlin Mark will be at the BC Seafood Festival

With extensive culinary experience in some of Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver’s renowned kitchens, H2 Rotisserie & Bar Chef Caitlin Mark brings a diverse blend of flavours and techniques to The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. In 2015, Chef Caitlin Mark designed menu…

Skuna Bay Salmon joins movement to offer sustainable seafood options

Partnership with James Beard Foundation paves the way for engagement with broader culinary community and North America’s top chefs. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Vancouver Island’s Skuna Bay Salmon, globally renowned for its sustainable fishing and farming practices, has joined a…

How to fillet a whole fish with Jaimie Oliver’s video

In the following video, watch the chef teach us how to fillet a whole farmed fish at home. Jaimie Oliver is proud to trace his ingredients right back to its source, including farmed fish. Nothing is as profound as Jaimie’s…

Chef Ramsay’s Crispy Skin Salmon

Hell’s salmon – partial to chicken, Ramsay, for his part, will put Crispy Skin Salmon on the menu at his bright, 300-seat Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. “With wild salmon only available for shorter periods during the…

Chef Randle’s Maple Chipotle Salmon

Chef Trevor Randle for the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and the Chef Instructor at Maple Ridge Secondary School created this lovely recipe for BCSFA. Seafood fans take heart-healthy note and get cooking with this finfish from BC aquaculture:…

The 10 most awesome gifts from the ocean

This week you have just a few last moments to find those special tokens of appreciation for the brilliant people in your life. Why not celebrate with some of our beautiful British Columbia’s gifts from the ocean? Without further ado,…

BC Mussels dish by Chef St. Pierre Locals Restaurant

BC mussels are sweet and succulent, fresh as the ocean, and grown with love and passion. Chef Ronald St. Pierre’s menu showcases local foods from Vancouver Island producers. “We are very excited that Locals Restaurant has, for the second time…

Boban Kovachevich: Pan Roasted Salmon and Quinoa

Boban Kovachevich Corporate Chef Executive Hotels and Resorts, Burnaby Fundamental nature: Logic, unquenchable curiosity, and empathy Chef Boban Kovachevich started his culinary training at the age of seventeen and worked as a cook throughout his Culinary Arts schooling. After graduation,…

Chef Boban Kovachevich – Prawn avocado recipe

Chef Boban Kovachevich, Corporate Chef of Executive Hotels and Resorts, discovered his culinary identity at the age of seventeen, while working as a cook. At the age of twenty-one he graduated from the Hotel Industry and Tourist Culinary Center in…