A taste of Bonavista

Canada's top chefs return to Kelowna Feb. 1-2 to battle for the title of best in the nation at the Canadian Culinary Championships.

The competition includes a Mystery Wine Pairing Competition, Black Box Competition, and Grand Finale at the Delta Grand Hotel. Tickets are available at http://www.greatkitchenparty.com/.

Leading up the event, Castanet is featuring profiles of the 11 competing chefs.

Newfoundland – Katie Hayes, Bonavista Social Club 

Katie Hayes, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Canada and a Red Seal Chef, grew up in Upper Amherst Cove.

During her childhood there, she spent many days picking rocks to open up new garden beds from which produce now is sourced for the restaurant she co-owns with her husband.

Bonavista Social Club, located in the same small community on the Bonavista Peninsula, harnesses the established farm gardens, animal husbandry and self-sufficient lifestyle at work in Upper Amherst Cove to provide a truly unique experience of rural Newfoundland.

The restaurant is home to the only commercial wood-fired bread oven in Newfoundland and Labrador. The bread oven is the centrepiece of an open kitchen.

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