Super, Neighbours in BC: Feast Tofino 2013 – Part Four: Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild


Welcome to the latest series of Super, Neighbours blog posts where we highlight incredible travel destinations in British Columbia!Feast Tofino is back for it’s third year and it’s better and longer than ever. Stretching throughout May, it features “Stay and Dine” packages as well as $29, $39 and $49 “Dine About” set price menus, special events, and celebrates “the abundance of seasonal produce, seafood and sustainable “boat-to-table” practices commonly adopted by the area’s restaurants” and the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild.In this 5 part series I’m going to show you everything from the ease of travelling to Tofino, to the amazing food you can eat, activities you can try, places you can stay and people you can meet.

If you missed it, here’s Part One: Getting There!Part Two: Where to Stay!, Part Three: Feast! and:
Presenting Part Four: The Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild

Now that you know how to get to Tofino, where to stay and the magnificent things you can eat during Feast Tofino, I thought I’d tell you a bit about one of my guides for the weekend and program I learned about along the way: the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild.

The mission of the guild is to “work closely with each other and our region’s farmers, fishermen and foragers to provide unique food experiences that rely on sustainable farm/boat-to-table practices and the freshest local ingredients prepared with integrity and passion.

Bobby Lax, “Professional Food Lover” and Community Food Coordinator for TUCG, and I parked the van at the Tofino Botanical Gardens for the community food pick-up, where members could pick up their orders from local farms. Fresh in that day was asparagus and some delicious tomatos (both of which I got a sample of) and rhubarb.

I also wandered around the gardens shooting some photos of the plants and the chickens (including the chicks!)…though I wasn’t as brave as the close-up photos might suggest, I used my zoom and may have shouted occasionally (I’m pretty afraid of birds).

For more information on the Botanical Gardens, click here. And for more info on the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild, click here.

To see more photos from my Tofino trip, check out the album on our Facebook page, and stay tuned for tomorrow and check out some of the awesome activities I got to be part of while in town!