A celebrity chef is bringing his experience and food knowledge to the venerable Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam.
Rob Feenie officially joins the team as culinary director and chef-in-residence, with a new menu expected to launch in late-April.
The appointment follows a massive renovation to the kitchen of the historic Vancouver Golf Club.
Brad Pinnell, general manager, announced Feenie's participation in the food and beverage program today (March 13.)
“We are thrilled to have him join the team and look forward to having him create delicious dining experiences for our members.”
Feenie recently completed a winter residency at the Relais & Châteaux property Wedgewood Hotel & Spa’s Bacchus restaurant.
Prior to that, he held a long tenure at the Cactus Club, where he helped pioneer the casual fine dining category.
As an avid golfer, Feenie said he was intrigued with the idea of developing a food program for the club.
"It is not everyday you get to create a whole new identity from the ground-up, which is exactly what we are doing. I look forward to working with the whole team and taste testing a variety of dishes.”
Feenie is renowned for this innovative West Coast-style of cooking, which he developed at his award-winning fine dining restaurant Lumière, merging classically trained French techniques with fresh, local ingredients and Pacific Rim-region flavours.
He is a two-time Iron Chef winner — first with Iron Chef America and then with Iron Chef Canada — and has worked with some of the world’s top chefs, including Charlie Trotter, Daniel Boulud and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
The Vancouver Golf Club is located in Coquitlam's Austin Heights neighbourhood (771 Austin Ave.).
The 18-hole championship golf course was first established in 1910, is a par 72 and totals a length of 6,800 yards from the back tees.
The Vancouver Golf Club is a members-only venue but members are allowed to bring guests.