Chef Chris Whittaker
Chris Whittaker’s philosophy is simple: respect our land and water. Use local suppliers: small farms and wild food. Nose-to-tail cooking. On premises baking and preserving. Use all resources wisely and – in the end - waste nothing. From being the driving force behind the uber-sustainable Forage and his newly opened (November 2015) Timber - to his unpretentious, adventurous food, Whittaker is one of Vancouver’s most interesting and passionate chefs.
The path to sustainability has been an easy one for Whittaker as conservation and the use of local products has driven him his entire life. Bee-keeping at home, preserving fruit and vegetables to have a “canless” kitchen, and working with small lot farmers throughout the year proves Chris takes this philosophy very seriously. As a recognized authority on sustainable purchasing and practices, he is a sought after speaker within the food service industry and beyond.
Whittaker is a past recipient of Vancouver Magazine’s Green Award and Where Magazine’s Green Table Network Award. Most recently he was inducted in the BC Restaurant & Food Service Association Hall of Fame. He is also a proud member of the Chefs’ Table Society.