Did you know Wescadia hired a new Executive Chef last summer? His name is David Speight and he’s bringing fresh, local flavors to your event.
David is a homegrown Vancouver talent who has been cooking professionally for the past twenty years with the last twelve of those years at an Executive Chef level. He has successfully completed culinary programs both locally at Vancouver Community College and also from the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Before leading the team at Rogers Arena for the past six years David held Executive Chef positions with Monk McQueen’s Seafood & Oyster Bar as well as Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island. During his tenure at Rogers Arena, David was responsible for all aspects of the culinary operation including playing a key role in the development of the food and nutrition program for the Vancouver Canucks hockey team. His role during the 2010 Winter Olympics included assisting both the men’s and women’s Canadian hockey teams in achieving their respective goals of winning Olympic gold. Along with the professional athletes David has been responsible for preparing meals for “A” list recording artists and various heads of state.
Chef Speight believes that food found in the Pacific Northwest Region is amongst the best in the world and looks to provide guests with local, sustainable, organic offerings wherever possible. His pride, passion and enthusiasm make him a natural leader; he believes that you are only as strong as the people you surround yourself with. Quality, speed and consistency are the key values he instills in his culinary team. His passion for the culinary arts is rivaled by his passion for sustainability.
It’s time to revisit Wescadia and meet the new Chef.
We had our annual Wescadia Tasting Event for our lovely Cecil Green brides, grooms and family last weekend. We host these events so that couples can get an idea of what their wedding day could look and feel like here at Cecil Green Park House. Answers to questions such as “what do the chairs or tables look like?” or “how does the food taste?” or “how does parking work?” can be found and the real fun planning can begin!
Wescadia blew us all away with novel taste-tantalizing and visually appealing dishes. Credits to the new head chef who was the creative mastermind behind it all! Thanks to him, we now have bacon maple ice cream on the menu. That was a HUGE hit at the event, which comes as no surprise since it’s hard not to love bacon.
Our teams had a great time meeting and chatting with you over food and drink. We cannot wait to see your wedding plans come to life this year.
Major thanks to The Flower Factory for sponsoring all of the flowers and making our venue look absolutely divine. The tall pillars of peach roses and long garlands of deep green eucalyptus brought an air of elegance. Denise Lin Photography, thanks for capturing it all!