Daniel Shipley – Head Chef
Daniel began his culinary journey growing up on Salt Spring Island. From there, his passion guided him to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America and encouraged him to work in some of North Americas top kitchens. Daniel then spent two years studying agriculture on several farms and ranches throughout BC and the Yukon. His love of the Island was always calling him back, and he moved to the Cowichan Valley in 2013. Daniel’s experiences have lent him a unique perspective on not only what it takes to create a memorable dish, but also the work that it takes to produce every ingredient in that dish. When you work with Daniel to build a menu for your event, you can rest assured that he will treat every ingredient with the respect it deserves, and the care he puts in will be reflected in the final product.
Michael Shipley – General Manager
Michael grew up working at his parents shop on Salt Spring Island. It was there that he first discovered his passion for working with great products and delivering exceptional customer service. Michael continued by studying at the University of British Columbia and travelling whenever he could. He eventually settled in Vancouver and started a career where he managed large retail teams and customer experiences for nearly ten years. Just like his brother, the allure of the Island was always calling him back. By using his knowledge and passion for creating outstanding customer experiences, he will ensure your event is one to remember.