WEST RESTAURANT’S BOBBY MILHERON WINS THE BC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL CHEF CHALLENGE

Two Day Competition Celebrates Chefs’ Passion For BC Seafood

Vancouver, B.C. (June 20th, 2019) – Seafood lovers in the know were recently treated to the BC Seafood Festival Chef Challenge, presented by Garland Canada and Fortis BC in the Comox Valley. West Restaurant + Bar’s very own Executive Chef Bobby Milheron took home the coveted title with his beautifully presented dishes featuring the best of BC’s waters.

Thirteen accomplished chefs from across the province brought their A-game to Western Canada’s largest seafood-focused festival and competed in black box heats in front of a judging panel. Chef Bobby’s trio of outstanding dishes, from an Albacore Tuna and Side Stripe Shrimp Roll to an Olive Oil Poached Halibut with Manila Clams and a Geoduck Clam and Swimming Scallops Chowder, led the pack from the first day of competition and captured the judges’ votes for composition, taste, and presentation. He receives a $5000 cheque for his well deserved win and continues the tradition by succeeding the 2018 winner, Toptable Group’s Executive Chef Quang Dang. Fanny Bay Oyster Bar’s Chef Chris Andraza was recognized for his BC seafood creations and took home a notable second place.

“As a first-time participant at the BC Seafood Festival, I’m overwhelmed by the support for our industry by sponsors, partners, and community,” says Chef Bobby. “The Comox Valley Economic Development Society has done an amazing job of telling our story about what makes every chef proud to have such great access to seafood in our own backyard. Congrats to everyone!”

Come experience a taste of Chef Bobby’s cooking as he launches a $39 three-course Summer Prix Fixe menu, beginning June 22nd.

WEST RESTAURANT + BAR
2881 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3J4
604-738-8938