We're not saying that the incredible response to our annual Grape Escape has inspired a foody focus, but we couldn't resist the temptation to go "gourmet food" again when we were given the chance to have a premier Vancouver chef work with us. So, here it is! An exclusive evening cooking class event for you and your friends from Grade 8 Home Ec. Imagine the culinary possibilities when a celebrity chef is working with Angels!
Celebrity Chef Cooking Class with Daryle Nagata
6pm | Friday, May 2, 2014
Location | LFA Home Ec Rooms & Auditorium
Cost | $50 before April 15 ($60 after, subject to availability)
The evening format is similar to other cooking classes you may have experienced. Daryle will give you instruction on several courses. After each course, you will be seated to enjoy the food. Your ticket includes the Cooking Class, all the food, paired wine, and a take-away from the evening. Any profit from the event will be gifted to the school for the benefit of the Home Ec kitchen.Daryle Nagata
Daryle was born and raised in the farming community of Lethbridge, Alberta. Daryle’s passion for gardening, culture and food began at a very early age. When he was 14 years old, he took his first job in the restaurant industry and, after finishing high school, Daryle did his professional training. Over the next decade, he worked at restaurants around the world: from The Savoy
in London to the Hotel La Reserve
in Geneva. In his early 30's, Daryle came home to Canada to take the role of executive chef at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
in Vancouver. It was here that he was instrumental in buidling the largest city centre organic herb garden for a hotel in Canada. He stayed in this role for more than a decade before moving to Washington D.C. with Fairmont to open the Fairmont Washington D.C.
restaurant. When it came time to move back to Canada, Daryle took charge of the Pan Pacific Vancouver
until he opened his own restaurant, seventeen89
Among his many professional accomplishments, Daryle has represented Canadian regional & Westcoast cuisine at the James Beard House in New York. He has been a tasting board member of the American Culinary Institute, and was a chef consultant for the Canadian Olympic Team at the 2008 Olympics.
Chef Nagata is well known in the community for supporting the training and development of aboriginal students. He was instrumental in the development of the “Kla-how-eya” villages in Vancouvers Pan Pacific Hotel during the 2010 winter Olympics, where he was even featured on NBC's Today Show: