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Bringing Food To Life

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A Love Of Food

Elk Valley Catering

Elk Valley Catering is a family run business headed by executive chef, Victor Spicer, a Red Seal chef with over twenty years of experience in kitchens all over the world.

He believes food brings people together and excellence builds memories.

Elk Valley Catering

Our Story

Head Chef

Victor Spicer

Elk Valley Catering - Head Chef, Victor Spicer
Elk Valley Catering

Born and raised in Calgary, Victor began working in kitchens as early as he could, for he was drawn to cooking from a young age. Victor loves good food and has a natural gift for creating unique recipes. He attended a three-year culinary program at SAIT and acquired his Red Seal, learning from the most accredited chefs in the west. Upon graduation and with a taste for travel, Victor moved overseas, working as a chef from coast to coast in five-star restaurants across Australia. Victor’s skills were refined even more during his travels abroad and his style reflects his time spent in France, Japan and Thailand.

When he was not in the kitchen, Victor was beginning a love affair with the mountains. He learned to snowboard in Australia and moved to Fernie upon his return to Canada, well traveled and well seasoned. Victor fell in love with Fernie after one season and never left. Fernie is now home. With his culinary prowess and passion for the slopes, Victor graciously took the opportunity as Executive Chef and kitchen manager at Cirque, a fine dining restaurant located in Lizard Creek Lodge operated by Fernie Alpine Resort. During his time here, he also developed and managed the catering department for the resort. Overseeing the catering for weddings, private events, and corporate retreats.

Victor has always loved connecting with people through food, and when the opportunity arose, he began his own catering company: Elk Valley Catering. In partnership with his wife Karlea Spicer, and through collaboration with the Fernie Mountain House, Victor was able to turn his dream into a reality.

Having the opportunity to meet and engage with so many wonderful and diverse people while creating a unique dining experience is such a gift and really makes him appreciate his profession.

A devoted father and husband, he uses his passion for family life as his inspiration for creating memorable events. When you sit at his table, you are family.

Our Food

Fresh & Local

Elk Valley Catering
Elk Valley Catering
Elk Valley Catering
Elk Valley Catering

Elk Valley Catering combines fresh, local ingredients to create seasonal menus that will delight and impress. Cooking within each season’s best guarantees a balance of creativity and artisanship in each bite. Our innovative fusion menus are thoughtfully curated and prepared, ensuring the success of your event. We prides ourselves on delivering a delicious and memorable experience for you to share with your family, friends, and colleagues.

Testimonials

Happy
Clients

Unbelievable Michelin star cooking with a personal touch!

"Victor cooked for our group of ten 6 times during our stay- we would have done every night if he weren’t booked. Best part of our trip!!"

Janet S. (Google Review)

Victor is top notch!

"Not only is his food spectacular but his personality matches his energy and talent. He cooked a meal for us while staying at the Fernie Mountain House and he took the time to explain what and how he was cooking each item. I felt like I was eating at a 5 star restaurant in the comfort of our rental house. I highly recommend him (and his lovely wife) for any function!"

Chelsea W. (Google Review)

Victor is not only a great innovative chef, but he is fantastic company in the kitchen.

"Our large group kept him busy with questions that ranged from the Fernie backcountry, to where he sources some of his incredible farm to table ingredients (Dan Barber should steal his mushroom scallop recipe). Our diverse group had the usual 1-2 vegans, gluten free, lactose intolerant, etc. No problem for Victor. We applauded him each night, and you will too."

Howard K. (Google Review)

Elk Valley Catering

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