The Union Club – Chef Alexander Amos
Alexander Amos leads the kitchen at the Union Club of British Columbia with passion and a dedication to high quality and standards. With such accolades under his belt as working with Season One Top Chef Canada Winner Chef Dale Mackay for many years, Amos has had the coaching and experience to take the culinary team at the UC to the next level. Since starting with the UC in 2014 Amos has helped plan and execute all different types of events from multi coursed fine dining dinners to canapes for hundreds always the professional with a keen eye for fine details.
Fairmont Empress- Executive Chef Morgan Wilson
Chef Wilson believes being a good chef does not just mean exceptional cooking skills or solid managerial skills, but a perfect blend of both. Inspiring others, exemplifying the drive to exceed expectations, and leading others through the path of the kitchen are his top priorities. Chef Wilson describes his cooking as ‘without borders, internationally inspired, continually evolving and authentic’. He believes that “great cuisine
combines two basic components: top quality products and flawless technique.”
Cheryl Schults of Cheryl’s Gourmey Pantry
Cheryl’s Gourmet Pantry has been providing Gourmet Take Out, Catering Services, Picnic Baskets and Cooking Classes for over 26 years and has become well known for the high quality of food and services that they provide.
Cheryl’s is committed to using only the highest quality ingredients available and strongly supports local farmers, cheese makers, fishermen and wineries.
Cheryl’s has always operated with the fundamental principles of offering only the very best to all of our clients.
Chef Marcelo Najarro – 10Acres Bistro
Marcelo Najarro is one of three talented chefs working for the 10 Acres group of restaurants. Originally from El Salvador, where he trained at the School of Culinary Arts, Marcelo came to Canada in 2008 where he began working at the former Pescatores. He is passionate about creating and serving inspired dishes using often the most innovative, local ingredients available. Marcelo and his team pledge to serve the best of the Island at 10 Acres Bistro, Kitchen and Commons, and what they don’t grow and ethically raise on their own organic farm in North Saanich, they proudly source from other like-minded sustainable, local farmers, food purveyors and fishermen.
Portofino Bakery is a Victoria based wholesale bakery specializing
in Artisan Loaves and Buns. Portofino prides itself on offering
products that taste good and are good for you, removing sugar, salt, and
preservatives from many of their products. Portofino produces 3
products that are made with wheat that has been grown and milled on
Vancouver Island. You can find your favourite Portofino goodies in
grocery stores and markets across Vancouver Island and the Lower