Richmond’s own Chopped Canada Champion Daryle Nagata is of Japanese & Scottish Heritage. He is a recipient of numerous International & Canadian awards and designations. He has developed his skills in some of the finest hotels from London’s Savoy Hotel, La Reserve Geneva, Shangri La Pudong, Osaka Hilton, Gran Melia Jakarta, to Chef Consultant for Team Canada 2008 Beijing Olympics. Prior to Joining the Blue Canoe Restaurant in Steveston, Daryle was Executive Chef for CP Hotels, Fairmont Hotels, and the Pan Pacific Vancouver, to name a few.
Daryle is a strong proponent of fresh and local, and was a grassroots trailblazer in initiating and supporting local farmers, markets, forgers, and fishermen.