Celebrity Cooking Stage


The central focal point of The Fraser Valley Food Show is, without a doubt, the Celebrity Cooking Stage where a variety of celebrity chefs will dazzle the audience with their amazing talent, wit and humour.




Adam Hart

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.

Adam's Presentation on the Celebrity Stage: 

Today’s #1 Gluten Free Food for More Energy

Do you suffer from the mid afternoon crashes? What if I told you there was a simple way to boost you and your families energy levels in a matter of seconds and sustain it all day long, would you like to know how?

  • Discover the top gluten free food for controlling blood sugar
  • Sample Mother Natures #1 source of protein
  • Feel Energized & Alive right away!  



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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 Chris Remington

Penticton Lakeside Resort

Chef Chris Remington began his career in cooking at age 20 with EarlsRestaurants. He soon found that cooking was his passion when he went travelling around theworld working in the kitchens of various upscale restaurants across Europe andthe South Pacific.

Chris returned to Vancouver and enrolled in the renowned Pacific Institute ofCulinary Arts. While there as a student, he entered the BC 'Iron Chef Competition.  Chris won the Iron Chef title, beating out several of Vancouver's top chefs. The following year he returned to defend his title, this time beating out one of his culinary instructors to win the competition.

Chris then worked in an array of Vancouver's top restaurants-The Beach Side Cafe in West Vancouver, Sous Chef at the award winning 'C' restaurant before becoming the product development chef for Earls. Later he helped to open and create the menu for the award winning Chi restaurant. Once Chi was opened, Chris and his family moved to Penticton to run the kitchen at the 'Hooded Merganser'.

Since that time he has taken over the culinary development of the Penticton Lakeside Resort, where he continues to create fresh, innovative and delicious food today!



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.