BY: S. Threndyle
Vancouver is a city renowned for culinary excellence, and for the past five years, no room has crackled with buzz quite like David Hawksworth’s eponymous Hawksworth restaurant in the Hotel Georgia. Whistler Blackcomb hopes some of that magic has rubbed off on Steve Ramey, the newly appointed head chef at the refurbished Christine’s, upstairs at the Rendezvous Lodge. Ramey is a North Vancouver native who served as Hawksworth’s sous-chef.
“After four and a half years of working together, I have definitely picked up some of ‘The Hawk’s’ style,” Ramey said. “Attention to detail and ensuring that dishes play on all aspects of the palate are keys points that I adhere to. Dishes should always have different textures, flavours, and ideas that ensure engaged dining. We have done our best to source ingredients from sustainable and ethical suppliers, as many local as possible.”
When not in the kitchen, Ramey is an avid snowboarder and climber, making his new home base a perfect fit.