2014 - Oct 3, 2 PM to 9 PM | Oct 4, 10 AM to 8 PM | Oct 5, 10 AM to 5 PM @ TRADEX, Abbotsford
Gustotv's Celebrity Cooking Stage
Food is the central character at Gusto TV – Canada’s new food and lifestyle specialty channel.
The multiplatform HD service airs prime-time cooking and culinary programming every evening – featuring some of the highest-rated shows from around the world, never before seen in Canada.
During the day, Gusto TV airs fun and exciting lifestyle, home, fashion, health, travel and wellness shows.
It’s food all night, fun all day.
The service is a venture of Knight Enterprises, one of Canada’s most successful independent media production companies. Knight is known for innovative, captivating and highly stylized culinary and lifestyle programming, publishing and merchandising.
Its award winning TV series include Cook Like a Chef, Licence To Grill, Edible Roadshow, and This Food That Wine. The shows have been seen in more than 170 countries worldwide.
At GustoTV.com – a foodie destination – you’ll find details about our array of shows, as well as mouth-watering recipes, handy tips, videos, and web-only show bonuses. You’ll be able to access our fun and informative blog, and connect with us through our social media.
The central focal point of The Fraser Valley Food Show is, without a doubt, the Gustotv Celebrity Cooking Stage where a variety of celebrity chefs will dazzle the audience with their amazing talent, wit and humour.
Chef Ned Bell
The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Chef Ned Bell Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, including YEW seafood + bar, Ned Bell’s cooking philosophy is farm-to-table. He is passionate about creating globally inspired dishes crafted with locally grown ingredients with an emphasis on sustainable seafood.
Much of Ned’s life was spent growing up in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, instilling a lifelong passion for fresh and locally sourced cuisine. His culinary studies began at Dubrulle Culinary School, where instructor Rob Feenie inspired Ned to follow him to Le Crocodile and later to the opening team of Lumiere, a restaurant that put Vancouver on the global culinary map.
Looking to broaden his culinary horizons, Ned moved east to hone his talent at key positions in Toronto and Niagara. A few years later Ned heeded the call of the west and was soon awarded the “Best Overall and Rising Star Award” from WHERE magazine after opening Murrieta’s Grill in Calgary. In 2007, Ned fulfilled a dream and returned to his Okanagan roots to become co-owner and chef at the Kelowna lakeside favourite, Cabana Bar and Grille where he was soon ranked one of Western Living magazine’s “Top 40 Foodie’s Under 40.”
When the apron is off, Ned practices what he preaches, naming running, road-biking, dining out and weekends at farmers markets as his rejuvenating activities. Spending time with his family, however, tops the list of what keeps Ned Bell inspired; you’ll never see him happier than when he’s playing a round of pick up hockey with his boys.
Chefs for OceansFollow Chef Ned Bell's video blogs as he cycles across Canada to raise awareness for sustainable seafood. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
The Power of Food
Author of two books, living food champion and international speaker, Adam Hart brings intention and an abundance of energy to everything he does. Born in Toronto, Canada, Adam did not always live the healthy lifestyle. After graduation, he found himself suffering depression and anxiety attacks upon entering the workforce. Adam’s poor health led to weight gain, food allergies, asthma, and high cholesterol. At just twenty-six he was diagnosed as pre-diabetic.
In 2001, Adam moved to British Columbia, Canada, to pursue a passion for mountaineering and quickly discovered an ability to heal himself through being in nature and eating healthier foods. After two years training as a mountain guide, Adam discovered his true passion lay in sharing his food discoveries and founded Power of Food in 2003, a company dedicated to helping others find the abundance of health and energy we all so crave.
Very quickly Adam became a highly sought-after keynote speaker, sharing with the world the benefits of eating a healthier diet without giving up the foods you love. His most popular talk “Have Your Cake & Eat it Too”, shares Adam’s food secrets for staying energized without giving up the carbohydrates.
His latest book, The Power of Food, shows readers the secret of achieving an abundance of health and vitality without major lifestyle changes. Watch out for it in bookstores across North America. Available June 1st.
Today Adam lives in Squamish, BC, where both his wife Suzie and daughter Juliette enjoy being go-to recipe testers for each new Power of Food creation.
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Michelle Shepherd RD
Owner Westcoast Nutrition and Presenter for Nature's Path
Michelle Shepherd is a Registered Dietitian and owner of Westcoast Nutrition practicing in the Fraser Valley. She is passionate about combining the science of nutrition with a practical and whole foods approach. As nutrition information gets increasingly complex and contradictory, Michelle takes the stance that we don’t eat numbers or nutrients and translates the science in to practical food based solutions and education for clients.
Executive Chef Sue Wiebe
Classic Party Rentals
Sue Wiebe is a British Columbia based cooking instructor specializing in Parisian style pastries and elevated classic cuisine.
As co-owner of Classic Party Rentals in Abbotsford, Sue & her team of consultants create stunning showroom designs that delight & inspire the imagination.
Sue is known for her appearances on Breakfast Television, KCTS Cook, Eat! Vancouver & recently featured on Chopped Canada.
True to her French Canadian Heritage, Sue believes that “Recipes need to be passed on to preserve our culture”.
Executive Chef Froilan Alejo
Executive Chef at Quilchena Golf Club
Froilan was born in the Philippines and currently lives in Abbotsford B.C with his wife and three children.
He is currently the Executive Chef at the Beach Grove Golf Club. His previous employment included: Sous Chef at the Beach House and Monk McQueen, Chef for Pinnacle Grill at Holland America Cruise line for 4 years and Executive Chef at Quilchena Golf Club in Richmond for 4 years .
Froilan enjoys playing golf, basket ball and dancing but his most special interest is: Spending time with his wife and children while teaching his children to play golf and to cook.
Head Chef Fraser River Lodge
Corey was born and raised in Vancouver, was drawn to cooking at an early age. He was trained under the watchful eye of Trevor Booth at Havana Restaurant and gained experience working at landmark Vancouver institutions such as the Cannery Restaurant and Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
Corey has cooked for notables from Bill Clinton to the Vancouver Canucks all while gaining his Red Seal at Vancouver Community College. He became attracted to the Fraser Valley for its outdoor lifestyle and unparalleled local products.
He is now Head Chef of the Fraser River Lodge a premier fishing lodge and wedding venue in Agassiz. The Fraser River Lodge sits on 18 private acres of pristine land with 2000 feet of exclusive riverfront. Nestled at the base of Mt. Cheam the lodge is one of the valleys premier wedding venues and exclusive fishing destinations. We also have our own Bison herd ranging on the dyke right beside the lodge.