The Chef’s Domain premieres July 2 on Discovery World


From a media release:

Chefs tackle Canada’s fields, forests and frigid waters in The Chef’s Domain

  • Series premieres with back-to-back episodes Tuesday July 2nd 8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. EST/10 p.m. PST & 10:30 p.m. PST
  • Featured during Discovery World’s Free Preview

The Chef’s Domain is a visual and culinary delight. The 10-part series features masterful field-to-table feasts by acclaimed chefs in St. John’s, the Okanagan, Niagara region, Montreal, Tofino, Prince Edward County, Saskatoon, Calgary, Cambridge and Sherbrooke, all with a backdrop of the bounty and beauty of each region.

Every chef dreams of sourcing their ingredients just outside their back door, but it’s not an easy task. The Canadian climate and landscape are equal parts a challenge and inspiration for these passionate and engaging chefs. The results are extraordinary meals with locally grown, harvested, hunted and foraged foods.

The series premieres with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, July 2 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. EST/10p.m. & 10:30 p.m. PST as part of Discovery World’s month long free preview. Produced by Lively Media in association with Bell Media’s Discovery World, the series will air regularly on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST/10p.m. PST.

“The combination of adventure, breathtaking scenery and incredible food are the key elements of this series,” said Leanna Crouch, Executive Producer of the program. “We gave each chef the chance to get out of their kitchen and forage on their own. It’s as much a travel program as it is a food series.”

“There’s a reason we chose these great Canadian chefs. There’s something that makes these people special in a way that’s not so common. Whether they’ve built up their culinary experience in the big city, or a small town, they all have the skills to express their passion for food in incredibly creative and contrasting ways. But, as different as they are, they all share a similar attitude. They’re “locavores,” so to speak, and for them it’s so much more than just a current trend in progressive cuisine. They’re investing in their communities and supporting each other, while respecting the diverse environments across Canada that they live in. And in doing so, they’re making a philosophical statement, and that’s what the program really highlights,” commented Stan Lipsey, Discovery executive for the program.

In each episode of The Chef’s Domain a chef sources their ingredients right from the garden, the ocean, the wilderness and local vendors, and creates a multi-course feast. From organic growers to cheese makers, to bakeries and wineries, to the countryside and coastline, the series is a celebration of Canada’s local food producers.

In the first episode, premiering on July 2 at 8 p.m. EST, Chef Jeremy Charles and sommelier Jeremy Bonia, owners of the award-winning restaurant Raymonds, raise the gastronomic bar in St. John’s, NL. To celebrate the restaurant’s two-year anniversary, the charming duo hunt for fresh game meat, hit the coastal waters for scallops and forage for mushrooms to create a blowout spread.

Airing immediately after at 8:30 p.m., the second episode follows Okanagan Chefs Dana Ewart and Cameron Smith of Joy Road Catering as they throw a feast for the local growers and suppliers who have made their company a success. Undaunted by the challenge, the chefs source all but a few ingredients hailing from within a 25-mile radius.

The third episode, airing in the regular time slot on Tuesday July 9 at 8:00p.m. EST, features the lively and sometimes irascible Chef Stephen Treadwell and sommelier James Treadwell of Treadwells in Niagara, ON while they host a gala dinner featuring pinot noirs from the region. Recognized as a pioneer in Niagara Cuisine, Chef Treadwell creates perfect pairings for each wine that compliment each dish in the multi-course meal of local trout, cheese and rare farm fresh greens.

The series also features:

  • July 16 – Chef Emma Cardarelli of Montreal’s Nora Gray
  • July 23 – Chefs Nicolas Nutting and Matt Wilson of Tofino’s The Pointe at The Wickaninnish Inn
  • July 30 – Chef Matt DeMille of Prince Edward County’s Pomodoro
  • August 6 – Chef Christie Peters of Saskatoon’s The Hollows
  • August 13 – Chef Hayato Okamitsu of Calgary’s SAIT Culinary Institute
  • August 20 – Chef Jonathan Gushue of Langdon Hall in Cambridge
  • August 27 – Chef Danny St. Pierre of Sherbrooke’s Auguste