Chef Brad Holmes

Brad Holmes Executive Chef/Owner – OLO Restaurant   Brad Holmes grew up in Port Alberni, then left the island to build his reputation by learning with reknowned chefs like JC Poirier, Rob Feenie and David Hawksworth. Brad has a keen appreciation and respect for the beauty and lifestyle on Vancouver Island and is passionate about bringing the local flavours to life […]

Chef Rob Cassels

Chef Rob Cassels Born and raised in Victoria, award-winning chef Robert Cassels delivers French-inspired contemporary cuisine through playful and elegant tasting menus, using local ingredients wherever possible. Chef Cassels works closely with the farmers, foragers, and fisheries of Vancouver Island to create an unforgettable dining experience. Cassels French cooking foundations were learned in his godparents’ French restaurant, Antoine’s. Then he […]

Co-Chefs Chris Klassen & Brian Tesolin

Co-Chefs Chris Klassen & Brian Tesolin Co-Chefs de Cuisine Chris Klassen & Brian Tesolin draw inspiration from classic cooking techniques with a focus on modern Pacific Northwest cuisine while offering the best ingredients from the land and sea. Chef Klassen has held positions at Agrius, Café Brio, and Roux at the Landau in London, England. Chef Tesolin’s experience spans the […]

Chef Dominique Laurencelle

Chef Dominique Laurencelle Born and raised in Manitoba, Pastry Chef Dominique studied Culinary and Baking and Pastry at the Pacific Institute for Culinary Arts, in Vancouver.  Her career encompasses many notable restaurants such as Lumiere, the Manitoba Club, the Bearfoot Bistro, La Rua Restaurante and Quails’ Gate winery.  CMH Valemount heli-ski lodge and Lanagara Island Lodge were her home kitchens for 5 […]

Chef Sam Harris

Chef Sam Harris Boom + Batten’s Executive Chef, Sam Harris is a culinary professional who believes that local sourcing creates the best dining experiences. His story here in Victoria’s lively culinary scene includes opening Victoria’s Courtney Room and Agrius restaurants. Both were featured on Air Canada enRoute magazine’s coveted list of the Top Ten Best New Restaurants in Canada. “Early […]

Chef Kristian Eligh

Chef Kristian Eligh Kristian Eligh was born for the culinary world. His dream to train and work with leading chefs from around the world is evident in the Michelin-starred kitchens he’s staged in like The French Laundry, Jean-Georges, Perry Street, Blackbird and McCrady’s Restaurant. His early days with Brentwood Bay Lodge and Spa, Diva at the Met, and Market by […]

Chef Peter Zambri

Chef Peter Zambri Peter’s palate was shaped by growing up in an Italian household and part of an extended family of food lovers. This childhood spawned a quest to find the perfect place in the world to live and cook great food. Peter began his career at esteemed establishments in Toronto and Vancouver earning the opportunity to work in both […]

Boom + Batten Restaurant & Café

2 Paul Kane Place (Vic West/Songhees)

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