Tofino, BC, March 26, 2013 – Tourism Tofino, the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild (TUCG) and event organizers today published details of the third annual Feast Tofino — a month-long series of culinary events celebrating the region’s boat-to-table cuisine — to be held on the West Coast of Vancouver Island beginning May 1, 2013.


Feast Tofino’s kickoff event— the “Sneak Peek Into Feast” progressive dining experience on April 21 —previews the “$29, $39 and $49 Dine About Town” menus planned by acclaimed regional and local chefs for the extensive series of Feast events in May.


“Feast Tofino’s specially-created menus from more than 25 restaurants combined with accommodation and activity offers provide a unique culinary travel experience that is also a seasonal highlight for local residents,” said Feast Tofino Event Coordinator, Trish Dixon. “The preview Sneak Peek event gives food lovers the chance to get to know our amazing regional chefs and learn more about the region’s sustainable boat-to-table culinary practices. Then, beginning May 1, the area’s chefs, restaurants, farmers, foragers and fishermen and women come together to produce a month-long series of exceptional culinary events.”


Feast Tofino’s participating restaurants, chefs and providers include:


–      Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie, Vancouver; Chef Joel Watanabe

–      Breakers  Deli, Tofino; Chef Kyle Rodway

–      The Common Loaf, Tofino; Tracy Crocker

–      Calm Waters Dining Room, Tofino; Chef George Tate

–      CBC Radio, Victoria; National Food Columnist Khalil Akhtar

–      Edible at the Market, Vancouver; Chef Greg Reid

–      Fable Restaurant, Vancouver; Chef Trevor Bird

–      Fetch Restaurant at Black Rock Resort, Ucluelet; Chef Louise Pickles

–      Fiamo, Victoria; Chef James Avila

–      Hank’s Restaurant, Ucluelet; Chefs Clarke Deutscher and Francios Pilon

–      La Quercia, Vancouver; Chef Lucais Syme

–      Long Beach Lodge Resort, Tofino; Chef Ian Riddick

–      Marina West, Tofino; Chef Logan Head

–      Norwoods Restaurant, Ucluelet; Chef Richard Norwood

–      Outlandish Shellfish Guild; Victor McLaggan

–      The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino; Chef Nick Nutting

–      Red Can Gourmet, Tofino; Chef Tim May

–      Red Fish, Blue Fish, Victoria; Chef Kunal Ghose

–      Sea Shanty Restaurant, Tofino; Chef Margot Bodchon

–      Schooner Restaurant, Tofino; Chef Mare Bruce

–      SoBo Restaurant, Tofino; Chef Lisa Ahier

–      Shelter Restaurant, Tofino; Chef Matty Kane

–      Spotted Bear Bistro, Tofino; Chef Simon Burch

–      Tacofino, Tofino and Vancouver; Chef Jason Sussman

–      Tofino Brewing Company, Tofino; Bryan O’Malley

–      Tofino Cake Studio, Leah and Gord Austin

–      Trilogy Fish Store, John Gilmour

–      West Pacific Seafood, Tofino; Lutz Zilliken

–      Wildside Grill, Tofino; Chef Jesse Blake


Feast Tofino 2013 highlights include:

–       Sneak Peek Into Feast, April 21 — A progressive culinary journey throughout Tofino

–       “Stay and Dine” specials and packages from participating accommodation, activity and tour providers

–      $29, $39 and $49 “Dine About Town” set price menus

–      Restaurant events featuring renowned local and guest chefs

–      Saturday Dockside Festival, May 25 — Tofino’s picturesque dock at Fourth Street


“May is a very exciting time for us to celebrate the natural abundance of the ocean,” said Bobby Lax, Community Food Coordinator, Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild. “The salmon are returning, spot prawn season begins, and oysters are at their best.”

A complete list of regularly updated Feast Tofino events, chefs and special accommodation, dining and activity offers can be found at


About Tourism Tofino
Tourism Tofino is a destination marketing organization (DMO) promoting Tofino’s extensive destination attributes, local events and hospitality industry businesses. Tourism Tofino also partners with other tourism organizations to create awareness of regional tourism initiatives for visitors worldwide. Follow Tourism Tofino on Facebook and Twitter: @tourism_tofino 

Event Contacts
Trish Dixon                                                                        Bobby Lax
Feast Tofino Event Coordinator                                    TUCG Community Food Coordinator
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p: 250-266-8338                                                      p: 250-266-6665

Media Contact
Lynda Kaye
Kaye Public Relations for Tourism Tofino and TUCG
p: 250-266-5293






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