Brett Thompson grew up in the Okanagan and started his cooking career at some Kelowna-area golf courses, including an apprenticeship under Jim Armstrong at Harvest Golf Club. Brett graduated at the top of his class and won the Okanagan Top Apprentice competition the...read more
Based in the Central Okanagan, Manuella Farnsworth is a realtor specializing in vineyards and wineries. She has lived in the Valley for over 25 years, and formerly resided at the picturesque, 20-acre Sunrise Vineyards estate overlooking Okanagan Lake, her family's...read more
Tina Tang is the talented Pastry Chef at Predator Ridge Golf Resort in Vernon. Originally from Vancouver Island, she moved to the Okanagan 6 years ago. An active member of the Okanagan Chefs Association and a current Culinary Team British Columbia team member for the IKA Culinary Olympics.read more
Born in Germany to parents who owned a country inn, Willi was introduced to cooking at a very young age. He started his cooking apprenticeship in September of 1965 and continued it until August of 1968. During this time, he was employed by The Hotel Russischer Hof in...read more
Chef Bernard Casavant is one of our valued volunteers working ‘behind the scenes’ as part of our committee, helping to guide the program. Based in Kelowna, Chef Bernard been an important part of our team since day one. With over four decades of experience in...read more
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