Our Judges

Introducing Our 2016 Judges!

Chef Bernard Casavant, C.C.C.

Chef, Culinary Manager, Consultant

Bernard CasavantHaving joined the Okanagan College team as Culinary Manager in June 2014, Chef Bernard brings his philosophy of local food and local talent to the kitchens of the culinary building. Considered by some to be a pioneer of the farm to table movement, Chef Bernard remains committed to supporting our local farmers and producers while nurturing our local talent.

Chef Bernard’s most notable accomplishments in a distinguished career which started in 1974 on Vancouver Island, are having achieved his Certified Chef de Cuisine certification in 1988, induction into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame 2008, receiving of a Distinguished Alumni Award from Vancouver Island University in 2011, and being awarded membership into the Canadian Culinary Federation’s Honour Society 2012.
Chef Bernard is the current President of the Okanagan Chefs Association.

Remaining Judges to be announced… stay tuned!


Thank you to our outstanding 2015 Judges!

Erin Ireland
Erin Ireland
Jackie Kai Ellis
Jackie Kai Ellis
Michelle Lucas Larving
Michelle Lucas Larving

Thank you to our dedicated 2014 Judges!

VikramRound
Chef Vikram Vij
BayleyRound
Nikki Bayley
JenniferRound
Jennifer Cockrall-King