Meet the Chefs

A growing list of renowned Chefs are celebrating & presenting the best of BC seafood during the BC Seafood Festival! Learn more about these top chefs here.

International Chefs

Scott Schneider

Ai Fiori, The Langham Hotel - New York, NY, USA

Abby Ferrer

Star Noodle - Lahaina, HI, USA

Mark Best

Bistro by Mark Best - Dream Cruises’ Genting Dream, Singapore

Jose Duarte

Taranta - Boston, MA, USA

Tim Ho

The Food Gallery, The Langham - Hong Kong, China

Domestic Chefs

Warren Barr

The Pointe Restaurant - Tofino, BC

Andrea Carlson

Burdock & Co - Vancouver, BC

Chris Andraza

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar - Vancouver, BC

Darren MacLean

Shokunin - Calgary, AB

Isabel Chung

Grill Room, Fairmont Chateau Whistler - Whistler, BC
Photo of Nathan Fong

Nathan Fong

Fong on Food - Vancouver, BC

Shelome Bouvette

Chicha - Vancouver, BC

Eva Chin

Royal Dinette - Vancouver, BC

Melissa Craig

Bearfoot Bistro - Whistler, BC

Sabrine Dhaliwal

Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar - Vancouver, BC

Jenice Yu

Fresh Ideas Start Here - Vancouver, BC

Lisa Ahier

Sobo - Tofino, BC

Caitlin Mark

The Westin Bayshore - Vancouver, BC

Matthias Fong

River Café - Calgary, AB

Ned Bell

Ocean Wise - Vancouver, BC

Morgan Wilson

Q at The Empress - Victoria, BC

Pino Posteraro

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill - Vancouver, BC

Hidekazu Tojo

Tojo's - Vancouver, BC

Amber Bruce

The Keefer Bar - Vancouver, BC

Garrett Schack

Vista 18 - Victoria, BC

Chris Whittaker

Forage - Vancouver, BC

Frank Pabst

Blue Water Cafe - Vancouver, BC

Quang Dang

Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar - Whistler, BC

Jacob Lubaczewski

Pointe Restaurant, Wickaninish Inn - Tofino, BC

Murray Flaherty

Coast - Vancouver, BC

Not pictured:

  • Chef Christian Arbez, Thrifty Foods Truck
  • Chef Melaina Pearson, Thrifty Foods Truck

Local Chefs

Aaron Rail

The White Whale - Courtenay, BC

Kevin Frisch

Toscano's Mediterranean Grill

Chance Wilke

Avenue Bistro - Comox, BC

Nigel McMeans

Blackfin Pub - Comox, BC

Todd Radford

High Tide Public House - Courtenay, BC

Ronald St. Pierre

Locals Restaurant - Courtenay, BC

Trent McIntyre

Atlas Café - Courtenay, BC

Xavier Bauby

NIC - Courtenay, BC

Shaun Spooner

The Prime Chophouse - Courtenay, BC

Kevin Munroe

Cornerstone Café & Taphouse - Courtenay, BC

Dawn McRae

Filberg Summer Kitchen, & Custom Gourmet Catering - Comox, BC

Laura Agnew

As You Like It Catering - Union Bay, BC

Nyle Petherbridge

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa - Royston, BC

Andrey Durbach

Il Falcone - Courtenay, BC

Steve Hallowell

Martine's Bistro - Comox, BC

Lesley Stav

North Vancouver Island Chefs Association - Comox Valley, BC

Not Pictured:

  • Chef Sloan Romano, Atlas Café

Culinary Team BC

Aaron Hoffman

Culinary Team BC

Chris Braun

Culinary Team BC

Leah Patitucci

Culinary Team BC

Vincent Capitano

Culinary Team BC

Tina Tang

Culinary Team BC

Not pictured:

  • Chef Kurt Waddington
  • and Team Manager, Chef JC Felicella