Presenters

ANNOUNCING OUR 2015 PRESENTERS!
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    RauDZ Regional Table

    Rod Butters
    WCC Chef/Owner
    RauDZ Regional Table
    RauDZ Regional Table philosophy of support local, buy local, eat and drink local has made this restaurant and its regional BC cuisine a perennial favourite popular with locals, visitors and critics alike.
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    Micro Bar & Bites

    micro bar & bites located steps away may be small in size but big on flavour with a creatively simple tapas menu paired with wines and beers from around the world.
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    Roger Sleiman

    Winery Chef
    Old Vines Restaurant at Quails' Gate
    Quail’s Gate welcomed Chef Sleiman in 2006, when the lure of the beautiful Okanagan Lake and family lifestyle drew him to the valley. Since that time he has re-focused the culinary program at Old Vines restaurant with his basic cooking principles of fresh simplicity. His philosophy and commitment to ensure the consistent supply of only the best regional ingredients has never wavered. He shares the winery’s vision for outstanding guest experiences.
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    Chris Stewart

    Executive Chef
    Mission Hill Family Estate
    After 17 years of training throughout Canada, England, France, and the United States, Chris now call the Okanagan home. Joining the Mission Hill team in 2012, he is committed to and believes in environmentally friendly sources of food and practices to ensure the winery's ingredients are not only the freshest, but are the best for the long-term sustainability of our communities.
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    Mark Filatow

    Mark Filatow
    Executive Chef / Sommelier
    Waterfront Wines and Details Catering
    At Waterfront Wines and with Details Catering, Chef and Sommelier Mark Filatow’s passion for fresh, local ingredients can be seen in each of his delectable dishes. Renowned for our award-winning menu, outstanding wine and beer list and delectable cocktails, it is no wonder that Waterfront has been named the ‘Best Okanagan Restaurant’ at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards the last six years in a row.
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    Salted Brick

    Chef Jason Leizert
    Owner, Operator
    Salted Brick, in downtown Kelowna is a premium charcuterie shop/restaurant featuring housemade charcuterie (cured meats), handcrafted cheese from the Okanagan, California and in between paired with widely sourced wines and beer. Formerly Executive Chef of Boneta, Save On Meats, Corner Suite Bistro and The Parker in Vancouver, Salted Brick is owned and operated by Chef Jason Leizert.
  • Pilgrim and Pearl

    The Revival Group
    Pilgrim and Pearl focuses on fresh seafood with a central shuck and steam oyster station, with a blackboard announcing the butcher cuts of the day to create your own surf & turf menu. The Prestige Hotel in downtown Kelowna is home to 27 and Pilgrim and Pearl.
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    Ross Derrick

    Owner/Executive Chef
    The Table
    In 2014, Ross Derrick followed his passion and created a simple café featuring 100% Oceanwise seafood. He is passionate about sharing the message of ocean stewardship and sustainability. Born in Winnipeg, Ross traveled and cooked across Canada and Europe, working with some of the top chefs in each region he visited. He now cooks everyday at his café ‘The Table’ located inside Codfather’s Market.
  • ChrisShaften

    Chris Shaften

    Executive Chef
    Krafty Kitchen & Bar
    Top Chef Canada’s Free Range Chef Chris Shaften, a native Calgarian, formerly at FARM and The Ranche Restaurant in Calgary and now co-owner of KRAFTY kitchen+bar. His eclectic style was founded in classic French cuisine and then cultivated by turn of the century Canadian recipes. Chris’s rise in the restaurant industry is solidly based on his passion, his leadership, and his desire to create exciting yet familiar fare.
  • Okanagan College Infusions Restaurant

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    Summerhill Pyramid Winery

    Jonas Stadtländer
    Executive Chef
    Sunset Organic Bistro
    Summerhill Pyramid Winery
    Born and raised in Toronto, Chef Jonas Stadtländer hails from one of Canada's most acclaimed culinary families, and brings a wealth of global culinary experience to Summerhill. Using farm to table techniques, Chef Stadtländer integrates his passion, and rich culinary experience using local and organic produce, to bring you a new dining experience that celebrates the bounty of nature’s perfection.
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    Martin Laprise

    Martin Laprise
    Executive Chef, Owner
    The Chef Instead
    Martin Laprise is a chef who loves to share his passion for cooking. He started teaching his daughter at 7; he now enjoys visiting her for dinner! 2015 marks his 10th year as The Chef Instead, cooking on location for family and corporate events of all sizes. He is known in the Okanagan for his award-winning BBQ, as well as his charming personality and wit (not to mention being handsome!)
  • Intrigue Wines

  • Legend Distilling

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    Mark Ashton

    Winery Chef de Cuisine
    The Patio at Lake Breeze Vineyards
    Chef Mark Ashton brings a world of experience to The Patio at Lake Breeze. Working and traveling the Mediterranean has influenced his passion for the roots of traditional cuisines. His philosophy is accenting full bodied flavor without complication; choosing products at their peak; and creating tastes to interest and entice.
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    Brad Horen

    Executive Chef
    Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas' & Smack DAB
    Internationally respected as one of BC's most talented chefs, Brad Horen is a successful Chef of the Year and Iron Chef competitor, multi-medalist at the Culinary Olympics, winner of countless chef-ing awards and all-around stellar culinary athlete. Multi-year Captain of the Canadian Culinary Team and one of the country's Top 40 Foodies Under 40 by Western Living magazine.
  • Fleetwood Public House

    The Revival Group
    Named as a nod to the car dealerships that surround the location, Fleetwood Public House is a vintage inspired bar focused on food, beer and music.
  • The Italian Table

    The Revival Group
    The Italian Table, is a slice of Italy in Kelowna, serving up a ‘Nonna approved’ menu for the entire family. Classic favourites, pizza, Spaghetti Bolognese and Fettucini Alfredo are on the menu paired with Okanagan Valley and Italian wines and a creative cocktail list.

    The popular Twisted Tomato will reopen in Spring 2015 with a new look and a ‘modern Italian’ approach to the menu.
  • 8th Generation Vineyard

  • The View Winery

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    Colin Rayner

    Chef/Proprietor
    Blu Saffron Bistro
    Chef/Proprietor Colin Rayner, originally from the UK, worked for 17 years in Bermuda before settling in Canada. He brings his love of food and international experience combined with everything the West Coast has to offer. His new restaurant Blu Saffron Bistro is located at Volcanic Hills Winery in West Kelowna.
  • Giobean

  • Okanagan Block Co

  • Left Field Cider Co

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    Iain Rennie

    Executive Chef
    Delta Grand Okanagan
    Newly appointed Executive Chef, Iain Rennie, notably one of Canada’s top chefs will elevate farm-to-table dining at the Delta. His impressive list of culinary accolades include: 2013 Chef of the Year, Cdn Chef Delegation in Taiwan, World All-Star Team (only five chefs picked worldwide), 16 gold medals and five silver medals in world culinary competitions, 2004 Gold World Culinary Olympics winner.
  • Urban Fare

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    Jeremy Luypen

    Executive Chef
    Predator Ridge Resort
    Jeremy Luypen’s culinary journey includes Executive Chef positions at Hotel Eldorado, Spirit Ridge & Terrafina. He proudly supports local farmers, local beef and BC seafood in his menu at Predator Ridge. He is also a Culinary Arts instructor at Okanagan College and is committed to developing junior apprentices within the kitchen at Predator Ridge. OK Chefs Assoc. Presidents Award winner.
  • Hester Creek Winery

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    Grant de Montreuil

    Food Political
    Executive Chef
    Bonfire Restaurant, The Cove Resort
    Chef Grant de Montreuil has helped shape the signature flavour of the Okanagan. He challenges culinary boundaries, experiments with flavours, refines traditional practices and uses fresh, local ingredients. Chef’s own garden grows much of the produce used at the Bonfire. A dedicated student of his craft and an inspiring leader. He satisfies the most demanding tastes.
  • Quinta Ferreira Estate Winery

  • David-Beaudein

    David Beaudein

    Cheese Expert & Consultant
    Dairy Farmers of Canada
    Since 2005, David has built his successful “Squeaky Cheese” business as well as leading and operating one of the oldest cheese factories in BC; The Village Cheese Co. David now represents the Dairy Farmers of Canada, as a Cheese Expert and Consultant and serves to educate and entertain with his great knowledge and profound passion for cheese.
  • Cedar Creek Estate Winery

  • Knifeware

  • Mt. Boucherie Estate Winery

  • Tree Brewing Co

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    Monika Walker

    Head Baker/Owner
    Okanagan Grocery Artisan Breads
    Growing up in a family of bakers, carvers, & craftsmen, and spending childhood years in kitchens and market stalls, helped give Monika a deep appreciation for traditional, hand-made products. Today, her bakery's philosophy is built upon those early lessons learned, with a willingness to teach those eager to learn about time-honoured methods of baking. Monika, a Red Seal baker, has trained at Dubrulle International and San Francisco Baking Institute.
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    Sandrine Martin

    Chef/Owner
    Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate
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    Ricardo Scebba

    Chef/Owner
    Ricardos
  • Gray Monk Winery

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    Matthew Tardiff

    Executive Chef
    Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre
    The Okanagan’s natural beauty, local bounty and deep connection to the land constantly inspire Executive Chef Matthew Tardiff and his team to keep the food simple and let the quality of the ingredients shine. Chef Tardiff’s love of “local” is showcased in our menus, using naturally raised animals, local produce and cheeses, giving back to the Okanagan Farmers.
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    Codfathers Seafood Market

    Codfathers Seafood Market is a family affair with Jon and Anne-Marie Crofts acting not only as seafood suppliers but also seafood ambassadors. Codfathers are proud Oceanwise partners and offer the freshest selection of sustainable, ocean-friendly harvested seafood in the valley. Codfathers supplies not only the top area restaurants but is also the go-to place for home cooks.
  • Urban Distilleries

  • Okanagan Spirits

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    Scotty Powell / Neil Martens / Praneil Rai

    Scotty Powell, Chef
    Neil Martens, Owner
    Praneil Rai, GM
    19 Okanagan Grill + Bar
    19 Okanagan Grill & Bar just celebrated 9 years in the business. Always developing new culinary ideas between Chef Scotty Powell and Chef Praneil Rai using the best of what the Okanagan Valley has to offer. Being a part of the ever expanding West Kelowna, Owner Neil Martens has created one of the best places to dine on the west side.
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    Jenna Pillon

    Restaurant Chef
    Terrafina Restaurant at Hester Creek
    Born and raised in Salmon Arm, BC, Jenna realized her passion for food as a young girl and started cooking professionally in high school. Jenna has led a distinguished career in the Okanagan working with some of the top chefs in the valley moving on to become Restaurant Chef at Terrafina in 2014.
  • Crannog Ales

  • Little Straw Vineyards

    The Barrel Top Grill
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    Derek Benitz

    Chef/Owner
    Bistro Fandango
  • Okanagan College – Culinary Arts Department

  • Volcanic Hills Winery

  • Sysco

  • 50th Parallel Estate Winery