Get to know me better
I am fun, professional and will cater to your every food desire
I have more 10 years experience in fine dinning, corporate and small restaurants. I have worked at Hawksworth (#2 fine dinning in canada) for 3 years completing all stations from catering, private chef to chef de tournant. have been working seasonal for the past 2 years, spent last summer at Clayoquot wilderness resort was incharge of the daily features, which consists of handmade noodle dishes, Soups and flatbreads. In the winter I work at Mike Wiegeles Helicopter skiing lodge were I create different dishes everyday. this summer i was in haida gwaii working as a private chef for the Queen charlotte lodge. I have volunteered at different Farms, livestock farms, and seaweed harvesters around BC during the covid lockdown to learn more about food and were it comes from.
I am Filipino but born and raised in Papua New Guinea and recently a Canadian citizen. I have been obsessed with cooking since I was a young boy growing up baking in my parents little bakery and making extra money on the side in high school doing catering. I always try to learn new thing especially if it involves food, its origins and different technique.
For me, cooking is...
Is my life, everything I do involves my growth in cuisine and food while sustaining a balanced healthy lifestyle.
I learned to cook at...
Hawksworth Restaurant and from traveling across the globe and learning different cuisines and ingredients.
A role model in the kitchen is...
1. Anthony Bourdain for how he perfectly expresses the emotion of travel and food through words, 2. Francis Mallmann for his raw take on his cuisine
A cooking secret...
knowing every ingredient I use and to play with them to create something special
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Tofino.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Tofino.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Tofino.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Tofino.
Nathan's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Nathan
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.