Rebecca Coleman is an avid foodie, food blogger, solo mama and recent cookbook author. She lives just steps from the seawall, and is never happier than when she’s prowling the local farmer’s markets for fresh inspiration, riding her bike with her son to Second Beach pool, or messing around in the kitchen. Her cookbook, Aquafabulous! is available for pre-order now on Amazon.
Heidi Fink is a Red Seal Chef and an award-winning cooking instructor who has been teaching cooking classes in Victoria, BC, since 1999. Previously Executive Chef of the renowned ReBar Modern Food restaurant in Victoria, Heidi now spreads her cooking knowledge and enthusiasm through her classes, culinary tours, and food articles. Her cooking classes and blog have both won multiple local awards for her contribution to culinary education on Vancouver Island. When not working on her business, she works as an instructional assistant in the Professional Cook Program of Camosun College.
Art Napoleon is host and co-producer of APTN’s popular show, Moosemeat & Marmalade, a food series that showcases indigenous foods, traditional knowledge and outdoor cooking techniques. This former chief is as comfortable on a big city stage or in a boardroom as he is skinning a moose in a hailstorm with a pocketknife. Art holds an MA degree from the University of Victoria, facilitates cultural awareness workshops, tours regularly as a musical performer and speaker and also serves as a juror on many arts and culture organizations across Canada.
Chef Paul Cecconi
"Chef Paul", owner of Brodo Kitchen, is a graduate of the Vancouver Community College Culinary Arts Program and holds an advanced certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Before diving in with BRODO, he spent time in the kitchens of The Beach House at Dundarave Pier in West Vancouver, The Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, the Regent at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, Australia, and most recently was the Executive Chef at Local Lounge • Grille in Summerland, BC.
When not in the kitchen, you can often spot him water skiing or on a nearby golf course.
Michelle Tang is a Co-Founder of Foodie Kids. She has been involved in school lunch programs for the past 9 years, both as a volunteer co-ordinator at schools and at Foodie Kids Inc. At Foodie Kids, she is responsible for many aspects of the day to day operations. Michelle is an avid foodie and travels the world to discover new dishes, and learn about cultures through food. She believes in teaching children about real food as she has done with her own three kids. She has instilled this philosophy at Foodie Kids Inc which produces an ethnically diverse menu of food from scratch.
Michelle studied business administration at Capilano University.