Tofino, B.C.

April 16, 2011 by staff 

Tofino, B.C., Tourism Tofino and Ucluelet Tofino kitchen Guild (TUCG) today announced that “the party-Tofino Ucluelet ( – a series of culinary events a month to be held in the communities of the West Coast of Vancouver Island and Tofino Ucluelet begin on May, 2011 – has been expanded to include two visitors most acclaimed chefs, several new events and a holiday gift contest.

A partnership between chefs and local restaurants, fishermen gatherers and farmers, the activity of accommodation and tourism providers, Fiesta! Tofino-Ucluelet celebrates the abundance of locally available seafood and sustainable development “ship-to-table practices commonly used by restaurants in the area and the Guild of Tofino Ucluelet kitchen. The TUCG recently launched an intensive marketing social media including Facebook contest announced April 3 that quickly attracted thousands of participants in the hope of winning and dining certificate or one of the two grand prize packages vacations that include airfare roundtrip from Vancouver to Tofino Orca Airways, and a stay of 3 nights at Black Rock Resort on the beach at Long Beach Lodge Resort, Pacific Sands Beach Resort or the Wickaninnish Inn. Two large additional prizes are being given away, in relation to the global promotion of BC’s current television season! Ucluelet-Tofino. A wide range of party! Offers accommodation, dining and activities are also on local suppliers.

In addition to the previously announced guest chefs and making special appearances at Fiesta! Tofino-Ucluelet is:

Duncan Ly – Executive Chef Raw Bar at Hotel Arts Calgary, winner of the Calgary 2010 Gold Medal Plates
Michael Noble – Owner and Chef of Restaurant ~ the notable Calgary, Canada’s only rival to appear on “Iron Chef Japan ‘Cooking seen by 24 million viewers of Japanese TV
Several of the chefs and restaurants participating in party! Tofino Ucluelet were recognized this week in 2011 in Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards including Cactus Club Cafe (Best Casual Restaurant), Maenam (best Thai restaurant), Chef Nico Shuermans, Chamber Restaurant (Chef of the Year), La Pointe at the Inn Wickaninnish (Best Resort Lounge) and Restaurant Zambrano (Best Restaurant in Victoria).

“Fiesta! Tofino-Ucluelet is emerging as one of the most exciting culinary events in North America this year,” said Rob Feenie, Cactus Club Cafe Food Concept Architect and Canada first “Iron Chef.” “I have really wanted to participate in the celebration and work alongside chefs and regional talent to prepare seafood dishes memorable and sustainable.”

Held in collaboration with the magazine and the worldwide television EAT BC, party! Ucluelet-Tofino has grown to include over thirty-five events and festivals. A full list of party! Ucluelet-Tofino events, chefs and restaurants offer special housing and leisure can be found in

About Tofino Ucluelet kitchen Guild (TUCG)
As members of a dynamic culinary community, the mission of the TUCG is to work closely with each other and the local fishermen, farmers, and forage for food to provide unique experiences that are based on sustainable and practical boat to the table and the freshest local ingredients, prepared with integrity and passion.

About Tourism Tofino
Tourism Tofino is an organization of destination marketing (BMD) promoting broad attributes Tofino destination, local events and corporate hospitality industry. Tourism Tofino is also associated with other tourism organizations to raise awareness of regional tourism initiatives to visitors from around the world.

About Fiesta! Media Partners Ucluelet-Tofino
Since 1999, EAT Magazine offers a celebration of all that is best food and wine in British Columbia. Published every two months, EAT is a complete food, wine and good living related resources for restaurant reviews, recipes award winning chefs, wine recommendations, local travel tips, toys and kitchen tools, books and more.

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