Welcome Chef Jade!

Chef Jade shares our passion for locally-sourced food and love of Vancouver Island. His creativity, knowledge, and talent are inspiring. You can meet him on our Sip & Savour guided tours this summer.

Chef JadeChef Jade | Photograph by James Headrich
 
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and raised in the small farming community of High River, Alberta, Chef Jade Berg moved to Vancouver when he was only 18 years of age. He had nothing but $100.00 in his pocket, a stack of resumes and a dream of becoming a great chef. Jade Berg has worked his way from the bottom over the last 8 years to create a name for himself and his passion.
 
Vancouver Island Private Chef and Resident Chef at Taku Resort, Jade is passionate about re-introducing people to their local food sources. He is committed to educating others on using sustainable and seasonal ingredients, both through cooking classes taught at Taku Cookery and the upcoming film project: Nourish Vancouver Island.
 
"Knowing the humans behind the food we eat" is what drives Chef Jade to develop relationships with local farmers, winemakers and fisherman in our region. Taking inspiration from his mentors, he combines internationally inspired flavours with locally sourced ingredients to create sumptuous and memorable culinary experiences for all of his guests. 
 
For more information about our Sip & Savour 5-day Vancouver Island cycling experience, click here.
 
Beach Fire, Campbell River, British ColumbiaBeach Fire, Campbell River, British Columbia | Photograph by James Headrich
Fresh oysters from Fanny Bay, British ColumbiaFresh oysters from Fanny Bay, British Columbia
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