GOODS: Tofino’s “Spotted Bear Bistro” All Set For Piggy Parts Party This Friday Night

Spotted Bear Bistro is located at 101 4th Street in Tofino, BC | 250-725-2215 | www.spottedbearbistro.com

Spotted Bear Bistro is located at 101 4th Street in Tofino, BC | 250-725-2215 | www.spottedbearbistro.ca

The GOODS from Spotted Bear Bistro

Tofino, BC | If you’re visiting Tofino this weekend, don’t miss Spotted Bear Bistro‘s Feast Tofino pig roast event on Friday, May 24th. The restaurant is taking a break from its regular Feast menu to host their “Piggy Parts Party: Bits & Bites Inspired by Pig, made with Pig & Love” featuring Spotted Bear’s new head chef, Cam Young. Tickets are $40 per person. Diners can expect a snout to tail pork feast paired with refreshing beer supplied by Tofino Brewing Com. and live music by The Poor Pistols, Tofino’s own all-female bluegrass band. The event will start at 6:30pm with an open seating arrangement. It’ll be a boot-stomping, pork-feasting, local beer-swilling heck-of-a good time with your friends from the Bear! Tickets are limited, so call 250-725-2215 to reserve for this special summer kick-off event today.

GOODS: Tofino’s Cozy “Shelter” Ready For “Feast” Food Fest With Beer-Inspired Menu

The GOODS from Shelter

Tofino, BC | All May is the 3rd annual “Feast Tofino“, the culinary celebration that showcases the bounty we get to enjoy everyday here in Tofino. There are visiting chefs, numerous events, a dock festival and Feast menus showcasing local chef’s creations inspired by the boat-to-table movement. For Shelter’s menu, our kitchen focused on local seafood but used the now synonymous craft beer from Tofino Brewing Co. as its core inspiration. To celebrate this menu (and since we’re the only restaurant in town to offer all of the local brews), we thought it would be fitting to create a fun little video about the unique journey of a keg from the brewery to our taps. Enjoy! Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The Pointe At The Wick In Tofino On Hunt For Restaurant Chef

March 20, 2013 

The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn is located in beautiful Tofino, BC | 800-333-4604 | www.wickinn.com

The GOODS from The Pointe At The Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, BC | The Pointe Restaurant is accepting applications for the position of “Restaurant Chef”. The Pointe is a free standing restaurant within a successful Hospitality operation. It services not only the guests and patrons in the restaurant but also banquets, room service and off-site functions. Duties include running the night service line; menu creation and implementation in collaboration with the Executive Chef; and providing leadership to the Culinary Brigade. Requirements and details after the jump… Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “Black Rock” In Ucluelet On The Lookout For Banquet Chef

March 13, 2013 

Black Rock Ocean Front Resort is located in Ucluelet, BC | 250-726-4800 | www.blackrockresort.com

The GOODS from Black Rock

Ucluelet, BC | Black Rock Oceanfront Resort on the West Coast of Vancouver Island is looking for a Banquet Chef. The person for this position should have 1-2 years experience running a similar department or in a similar role. Our wedding season for 2013 is fully booked and will require a Chef to run, organize and manage all aspects of our banquets from ordering and MEP to preparation and plating of all foods under the supervision of the Executive Chef. In the off season this person will also need to help by filling various roles on the a la carte team for Fetch Restaurant and Float Lounge.

This is a very demanding and busy section of our kitchen during the summer season, and requires someone with enthusiasm, high organization skills and above all a passion for cooking good food. The position is available immediately or as soon as possible to allow for some training time before the busy season begins! We live in a small remote community close to the town of Tofino, so having a car is helpful but not necessary. If you are not knowledgeable about this part of the world it would be good to do some research before applying. Further details after the jump… Read more

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Cactus Club

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Cactus Club | Place, Restaurant | A homegrown, creeping behemoth chain of inexplicably busy restaurants.

Usage | “It’s amazing that no one ever complains to the Employment Standards Branch about the employee dress expectations at the Cactus Club.”
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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Tofino’s “Shelter” Is Looking For A Cook To Join Their Crew

Shelter is located at 601 Campbell Street in beautiful Tofino, BC | 250-725-3353 | www.shelterrestaurant.com

The GOODS from Shelter

Tofino, BC | Shelter is in need of a Cook/Chef de Partie/Jr. Sous Chef. The requirements of this position include being proficient in many aspects of the kitchen, primarily in the short order and/or line cooking position. Applicants must exhibit a positive attitude, a strong willingness to learn, as well as an exceptional work ethic. They should also be self-motivated, desirous of personal growth, and eager to support (and be supported by) a wide variety of personalities within a large, like-minded team. A high standard for cleanliness, food production quality, and personal hygiene are an absolute must. Read more

SMOKE BREAK #1021: Pod Of Orca Whales Give Surfers Major Thrills Off Tofino Beach

February 28, 2013 

While we were in Tofino over the weekend, a pod of transient orcas was spotted cruising the surfer’s line up, presumably in an effort to make meals out of some understandably freaked out seals. This extraordinary video was shot by Tofitian videographer Adam Chilton.

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GOODS: “Shelter” Chef Joins Island Talents For “Taste Of Tofino” Evening In Vancouver

February 11, 2013 

Shelter is located at 601 Campbell Street in beautiful Tofino, BC | 250-725-3353 | www.shelterrestaurant.com

The GOODS from Shelter

Tofino, BC | On February 20th, Edible at the Market will begin their 2013 Guest Chef Dinner Series with a “Taste of Tofino” and Shelter Restaurant is honoured to have their chef playing a role. Matthew Kane will be part of a team representing the Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild, a Vancouver Island organization that works to facilitate regional ingredients from independent food producers to our area’s restaurants, grocery stores and residents. Joining chef Kane will be Wickaninnish Inn chef Nicholas Nutting, Pastry Chef Matthew Wilson and TUCG community food coordinator Bobby Lax. 24 lucky guests will be treated to a 5 course meal, cooking demonstrations and B.C wine pairings. Tickets and details after the jump… Read more

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Cowichan

February 10, 2013 

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Cowichan | Thing | A woolen sweater made by the Cowichan people of Vancouver Island. The term gained international recognition when the Hudson’s Bay Company outsourced the manufacturing of a traditional Cowichan design for the 2010 Olympics. Also, the Big Lebowski wore one.

Usage | “I wish I still had my Cowichan from when I was a kid.”

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VANCOUVER LEXICON | Brow

February 4, 2013 

Brow | Slang | Any kind of physically intimidating bully. Originated in Victoria in the mid-1980s. Rhymes with “ow”.

Usage | “That big guy was such a brow.”

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “Black Rock” In Ucluelet Seeking Staffers In The Kitchen

October 22, 2012 

Black Rock Ocean Front Resort is located in Ucluelet, BC | 250-726-4800 | www.blackrockresort.com

The GOODS from Black Rock

Ucluelet, BC | The Kitchen Team at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet British Columbia, is currently seeking passionate, reliable, and experienced cooks for the following positions: Assistant Pastry Chef, applicants should have 1-2 years experience in baking or pastry and be able to work independently to cover the Pastry Chef’s days off. Breakfast / Lunch Cook, should have 1-2 years experience and be able to work independently on a busy station. Multi tasking and organization are essential skills for this position. And finally, our evening a la carte team requires a Tournant, to cover the Entremetier and Garde Manger Stations. This candidate should have experience in a similar environment and have a passion for creating high quality food in a fine dining setting. Read more

The View From Your Window #140: A Calm Sunset Somewhere In Pendrell Sound, BC

October 1, 2012 

From the galley kitchen of reader C.C. | Pendrell Sound, BC | 7:30pm | SHARE YOUR VIEW

We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader’s windows. Whether it’s a back alley in the fall or a sandy beach in high summer, we’re always stoked to see what you see from home, work or while on the road. Some of our all-time favourite reader submissions below… Read more

The View From Your Window #139: Flying In A Helijet Somewhere Above The Salish Sea

September 27, 2012 

From V.R. | Somewhere between Vancouver and Victoria | BC | 6:40pm | SHARE YOUR VIEW

We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader’s windows. Whether it’s a back alley in the fall or a sandy beach in high summer, we’re always stoked to see what you see from home, work or while on the road. Some of our all-time favourite reader submissions below… Read more

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