About Me

marahay

Feeding the animals in winter at Fairburn Farm, on Vancouver Island

Cooking local, wherever I am!

At home with tropical ingredients in Belize!

I have been cooking professionally for more than half my life and I still love it.

Somewhere along the line, after living in Europe and discovering local artisan food and organic agriculture I became so obsessed with the provenance of food in the kitchen  I just could not work with mass produced industrial food so the only thing left for me to do was to start producing my own food and educating about local food systems.

After farming and cooking cooking for 16 years in the beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, I am now based in Punta Gorda Belize, working as the Culinary Director and chef  at www.belcampolodge.com

follow me on twitter @chefinthejungle