Dan Hayes is the chef and owner of The London Chef, a dynamic and interactive cooking school, café, pantry and catering kitchen in Victoria, BC. Dan has been in the kitchen for over 15 years working with, and for, some of Europe’s most revered seafood chefs including Rick Stein, Mitch Tonks and Peter Rossiglioni.
Dan’s food is heavily influenced by his classic French training and love of Mediterranean cuisine. He is passionate about sustainable seafood, sharp knives, and the joy of cooking. Since following a girl (now his wife) from England to Victoria 6 years ago, Dan has been familiarizing himself with west coast cuisine, developing relationships with local chefs and working with regional produce and flavours. In addition to running his own kitchen, Dan regularly teaches in Vancouver, Toronto and London, and stars in documentary food series Moosemeat & Marmalade – an informative and highly entertaining exploration of culture, worldview and really good food.