1909 Kitchen Announces Guest Chef Series
1909 Kitchen at the new Tofino Resort + Marina announces an impressive roster of guest chef collaborations, taking place throughout the spring. The Guest Chef Series will feature: Brad Holmes and Chef Carmen Ingham from OLO Restaurant, Victoria on March 10; followed by Chef Felix Zhou from Heritage Asian Eatery, Vancouver on April 28; and Chef David Hawksworth of Hawksworth Restaurant, Vancouver on May 19.
The newest addition to Tofino’s flourishing culinary scene, 1909 Kitchen offers locally sourced, ingredient-driven cuisine, with renowned Executive Chef Paul Moran at the helm. Situated against a breathtaking West Coast backdrop, 1909 Kitchen boasts a diverse menu designed to spotlight an abundance of fresh and foraged ingredients, derived from Tofino’s very own forests, shoreline and ocean.
“I’m very excited to give our three upcoming guest chefs a very warm Tofino welcome,” says Chef Moran. “It is an honour to host such talent in our kitchen, to share ideas and inspiration, and create a truly memorable culinary experience for our guests. It will be exciting to see each of our custom menus unfold, putting a new and unique spin on all the wonderful ingredients we have at our fingertips here in Tofino.”
On March 10, Brad Holmes and Carmen Ingham from OLO Restaurant in Victoria will help take the wheel at 1909 Kitchen. Located in Victoria’s buzzing Chinatown neighbourhood, OLO (translating to “hungry” in Chinook Jargon) prides itself on a commitment to quality B.C. ingredients. The OLO x 1909 Kitchen dinner will bring a farm-to-table approach to West Coast Cuisine, in celebration of camaraderie, local produce and wholesome flavours.
Next up on April 28, Felix Zhou, Head Chef at Heritage Asian Eatery in Vancouver will join forces with Moran at 1909 Kitchen to curate an innovative menu inspired by Far-East flavours. Nestled in the heart of Vancouver’s financial district, Heritage Asian Eatery boasts a casual but energetic atmosphere, reflective of its modern and playful menu. The collaboration dinner will take place after the annual FEAST Festival’s Dock Fest, held in Tofino Resort + Marina’s very own waterfront courtyard.
May brings Chef David Hawksworth of the acclaimed Hawksworth Restaurant Group in Vancouver to Tofino. Awarded the best restaurant in Western Canada by Canada’s 100 Best, Hawksworth Restaurant is recognized for its unparalleled fine dining experience, showcasing a fresh and vibrant take on the best ingredients from across Canada, while Nightingale celebrates the here and now of modern cuisine, offering a menu just as lively and invigorating as the dining space itself. Blending a range of culinary techniques and tradition, David Hawksworth will bring exceptional skill and a unique vision of contemporary Canadian cuisine to the table at 1909 Kitchen.
Tofino Resort + Marina has already hosted guest chef dinners by Chef Ned Bell, long-time sustainable seafood ambassador and Ocean Wise executive chef and Chef Hilary Nguy, renowned sushi chef from Temaki Sushi, and will continue to draw talented chefs from British Columbia and beyond.