Culinary Stage: Chef Dan Hayes
DAN HAYES is the chef and owner of The London Chef, a dynamic and interactive cooking school, café, pantry and catering kitchen in Victoria, BC. Dan has been in the kitchen for over 15 years working with, and for, some of Europe’s most revered seafood chefs. Dan’s food is heavily influenced by his classic French training, childhood in Ibiza, and love of Mediterranean cuisine. He is passionate about sustainable seafood, sharp knives, and the joy of cooking and eating. In addition to running his own kitchen, Dan regularly teaches in Vancouver, Toronto, Tucson and London, and stars in documentary food series Moosemeat & Marmalade - an informative and highly entertaining exploration of culture, worldview and really good food is currently airing in three languages in Canada, Russia, Bulgaria, France, Monao & the US.
Italian tables are home to some of the world’s most amazing food and wine. From land to forest to sea, Italian food celebrates local ingredients, freshness and seasonality. Rustic Italian cuisine is my favourite kind of relaxed comfort food – hearty, robust and flavourful.
Join Chef Dan Hayes for an afternoon in the kitchen to enjoy a traditional Italian Farmhouse Feast paired with delicious wines. See you in the kitchen.
Tuscan crostini with agri dulce onions, sautéed winter kale, tossed pine nuts and goats cheese
Sicilian-style Vancouver Island seafood with lemon zest, chili and garlic
Butternut squash and leek risotto with grano padano and thyme
Tiramisu - Pick me up with coffee, booze and sugar
Sit down informative/instructional tasting.
Whistler Conference Centre - Sub Zero & Wolf Culinary Stage - Grand Foyer