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Kitchen Confidential with Bogner’s of Penticton Chef Darin Paterson

Chef Darin Paterson Bogner’s of Penticton “I  don’t want my patrons to need a thesaurus to read the menu,” says Darin Paterson. So keeping it simple, healthy and good-tasting is the one goal Bogner’s of Penticton’s owner and executive chef has in mind when he goes to work every day. It was tough when he first bought the restaurant, 10 years ago, to shake off the image of the former Granny Bogner’s?—?there were just too many memories. But Paterson has done it, breathing new life into the historic house in downtown Penticton. As we talked in the dining room, over...

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Local chefs compete for BC Gold Medal Plates title

Local Okanagan Chefs Mark Filatow, Waterfront Restaurant & Wine Bar and Rob Walker, Big White Ski Resort, will be competing at the provincial Gold Medal Plates competition in Victoria this week. The competition will have 10 chefs competing for the opportunity to win Gold Medal Plates in British Columbia and move forward to compete at the Canadian Culinary Champions February 3-4, 2017 in Kelowna. With over twenty years of experience, Mark Filatow is the driving force behind Waterfront Restaurant and Wine Bar. The restaurant continues to top the list in Okanagan Life magazine's Best Restaurant awards. After graduating with...

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Kitchen Confidential with Oak + Cru Chef Iain Rennie

The job of developing a unique role at the new Oak + Cru Social Kitchen & Wine Bar must be a bit like having a brother who is the top scorer in the NHL while you’re still trying to make your own name. Only the top scorer in this story is the stylishly venerable Delta Grand Hotel and executive chef Iain Rennie must put his personal stamp on the new eatery. Oak + Cru opened its doors in early June after a $9.4 million facelift to the hotel’s lobby which included the elegantly minimalist restaurant/wine bar and sun-drenched lakeside...

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Kitchen Confidential with wild mushroom forager Scott Moran

See how food foraged from nature finds its way to the best Okanagan restaurant kitchens Scott Moran does something few other people in the food business do. He goes right back to food origins. Moran is a wild food forager harvesting dozens of wild plants and mushrooms throughout the Okanagan for use in the region’s commercial kitchens. His business clients include a number of well-known chefs in the region, like Bernard Casavant, and he delivers his produce to them every day. Scott came into Bacaro in downtown Kelowna while I was talking to Chef Mike Wilkens. He had a...

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