Sooke chef earns top honours
Sookies know their food; it’s official. After 12 weeks of culinary challenges, Sooke native Carl Heinrich has won the title of Top Chef Canada during the second season of the television show, which airs on Food Network Canada.
Heinrich, now based in Toronto, spent time learning his craft in several local kitchens, including the homey Mom’s Cafe and the internationally known Sooke Harbour House, before branching out to complete his studies in Stratford, Ontario. Heinrich plans to use his cash prize to fund his own restaurant.
Above: Produce from a Sooke community garden.
Below: Bounty from the Sooke Harbour House gardens.
Photos by Shanna Baker