FEATURING CHEF RYAN & CHEF CRAIG FROM GLOWBAL GROUP & OROFINO WINERY.
We are really excited to let you in on the planning and launching of our latest collaborative dinner series with Klippers Organic Farm!
We will co host several long table dinners in The Similkameen Valley over the summer featuring chefs from the Vancouver area. Each chef will cook a meal using ingredients from the farm, paired with a local winery.
The Similkameen Valley is an up and coming destination area, with stunning scenery, a number of award winning wineries, and an abundance of great organic produce.
Read more on the talented chefs behind this dinner below!
Executive Chef, Trattoria Burnaby
A Canadian Prairie boy with a penchant for pasta and spicy garlic, Chef Craig Scherer fuses love of the great outdoors with passion for culinary creation.
Born and raised in Alberta, Craig began his culinary arts education at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He supplemented his education with hands-on experience, working with the Calgary Flames and the SAIT catering departments. Upon graduating, he held positions in kitchens near and far. From Calgary's popular SaltLik Steakhouse and Crush Restaurant & Lounge to Bermuda's Fairmont Hotel Italian-concept restaurant, Bacci.
His well-earned Italia-style kitchen experience, led Craig to join the vibrant team at Vancouver's Italian Kitchen in 2010. The forward-looking chef evolves his skills through experimentation and learning from others. Now leading the team at Trattoria Burnaby as Executive Chef, creating new dishes and putting unique twists on traditional ones are a steady source of professional reward. On his days off, Craig frequents Vancouver's cornucopia of Farmers' Markets, meeting with local producers and sourcing fresh ingredients and inspiration. Gregarious, passionate and modest, Craig always goes above and beyond for guests through meals to remember.
In his role as Corporate Chef for Glowbal Restaurant Group, Ryan Gauthier oversees menu creation for all restaurants in the collection, including Glowbal Grill, COAST Restaurant, Italian Kitchen, Trattoria Italian Kitchen, Black+Blue, The Fish Shack, The Roof, Trattoria Park Royal and Trattoria Burnaby. In addition, Ryan acts as a mentor, offering guidance, support and experience, to his fellow chefs.
Ryan has had the opportunity to work with such notable chefs as Robert Byford, Tim Muellbauer, Kathleen O’Connor, and Bryan Fowke, and the training he received from each one has proven invaluable. He is passionate about his career and knows he is following his true calling. “Being able to have a job in which you make people feel good is very rewarding and I hope guests enjoy their meals as much as I enjoy creating them.”