Kayla Dhaliwall

KaylaAge 28 – Currently Resides: Vancouver, BC (Hometown: Victoria, BC)

Kayla Dhaliwall is the executive chef at Tapenade Bistro in Steveston, BC. She took her first cooking job at the age of 17 as a breakfast cook in an old age home. She graduated from the Culinary Arts Program at Vancouver Community College and from there gained experience working in an array of establishments, from a diner to an upscale hotel, including Saturna Island Vineyard Bistro, Deacon’s Corner, Wild Rice and the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. She has participated in several culinary competitions including Best of the West in 2010 on the Fairmont Team and Top Jr. Chef of BC in Kelowna in May 2010. Kayla likes to draw from her unique background and experiences to put a new twist on classic comfort foods.


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