Les Dames D’Escoffier, BC Chapter Honours Chef Bruno Marti
Gala Dinner with Vancouver and Canada’s Well-loved Mentor and Chef
On Friday, September 22nd, the BC Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier honoured Vancouver’s well-loved chef, restaurateur and culinary icon, Bruno Marti. Though now “retired” as an active restaurateur, the former chef and owner of La Belle Auberge, continues to play an active and key role in some of the world’s most prestigious culinary competitions.
Recipient of the Order of British Columbia and the Queen’s Jubilee Award, he was inducted into the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame and is the only Canadian chef to be inducted into the American Culinary Federation Hall of Fame.
The evening began with a Champagne reception with the Okanagan Chefs’ Association, led by Chef Bernard Casavant, followed by a multi-course dinner prepared by BC and Alberta leading chefs, most of them La Belle Auberge alumni who consider Bruno their mentor and friend. Participating chefs include:
Michael Noble with Matthew Batey, The Nash Restaurant & Cut Off Bar; Notable (Calgary)
Scott Jaeger, The Pear Tree Restaurant
Tobias MacDonald – former Executive Chef, La Belle Auberge; Chef Instructor VCC
Jennifer Peters, Nextjen Gluten Free
Weimar Gomez, Four Seasons Hotel
Alex Chen, Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar
Greg Hook, Chocolate Arts
The evening’s menu was overseen by Les Dames member, Chef Margaret Chisholm of Coast Culinary, who created an exciting menu for the magical evening of food and wine.
Sponsors for the evening included the gracious and generous support of: Four Seasons Hotel, Vintage Corks, Pedersen’s Rentals & Events, Tala Florist, The Nash Restaurant & Off Cut Bar, The Pear Tree Restaurant, Nextjen Gluten Free, Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, Chocolate Arts, Champagne Taittinger, Living DesignDecor, Vancouver Community College, Okanagan Chef’s Association, Predator Ridge Resort, Relvas Catering, Delta Marriott Resort, RauDZ Regional Table, Gourmet Warehouse, Blue Mountain Vineyard, Maison Louis Jadot, Pio Cesare, Trefethern Family Vineyards, Osoyoos Larose, Mission Hill Family Estate, and Taylor Fladgate.