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Up your cooking game with renowned Okanagan chef Bernard Casavant

Chef Bernard Casavant is the new culinary director of Lakehouse Kitchens in Kelowna.
Chef Bernard Casavant is the new culinary director of Lakehouse Kitchens in Kelowna.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Bernard Casavant

Well-known chef Bernard Casavant will headline new culinary experiences at Lakehouse Home Store in Kelowna this fall.

The downtown Kelowna store is expanding its kitchens and recently applied for a liquor licence with plans to greatly expand its cooking demonstrations and lessons.

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“Chef Bernard Casavant has been at the forefront of the Okanagan cooking community since 2006 and has always been devoted to local ingredients and farm-to-table cooking,” states a post on Lakehouse’s Facebook page. “This Certified Chef de Cuisine will be continuing his influential journey as the culinary director of Lakehouse Kitchens.”

Casavant was one of the first chefs in Canada to earn the Chef de Cuisine Certification. He came to the Okanagan in 2006 and served as Okanagan College’s culinary manager of Wine, Food and Tourism program from 2014 to 2020.

He also worked with chef Rod Butters and restaurateur Audrey Surrao as director of operations for their RauDZ Creative Concepts and “has overseen some of our most celebrated eateries across the valley all while being an integral part of creating the Okanagan's culinary identity,” according to a previous article.

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Details on the cooking lessons have yet to be announced but those interested can sign up on Lakehouse’s website here.

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