From a media release:
Chefs tackle Canadaâ€™s fields, forests and frigid waters inÂ The Chefâ€™s Domain
- Series premieres with back-to-back episodesÂ Tuesday July 2nd 8 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. EST/10 p.m. PST & 10:30 p.m. PST
- Featured during Discovery Worldâ€™s Free Preview
The Chefâ€™s Domain is a visual and culinary delight. The 10-part series features masterful field-to-table feasts by acclaimed chefs in St. Johnâ€™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 itâ€™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 Worldâ€™s month long free preview. Produced by Lively Media in association with Bell Mediaâ€™s Discovery World, the series will air regularly on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST/10p.m. PST.
â€œThe combination of adventure, breathtaking scenery and incredible food are the key elements of this series,â€ said Leanna Crouch, Executive Producer of the program. â€œWe gave each chef the chance to get out of their kitchen and forage on their own. Itâ€™s as much a travel program as it is a food series.â€
â€œThereâ€™s a reason we chose these great Canadian chefs. Thereâ€™s something that makes these people special in a way thatâ€™s not so common. Whether theyâ€™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. Theyâ€™re â€œlocavores,â€ so to speak, and for them itâ€™s so much more than just a current trend in progressive cuisine. Theyâ€™re investing in their communities and supporting each other, while respecting the diverse environments across Canada that they live in. And in doing so, theyâ€™re making a philosophical statement, and thatâ€™s what the program really highlights,â€ commented Stan Lipsey, Discovery executive for the program.
In each episode of The Chefâ€™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 Canadaâ€™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. Johnâ€™s, NL. To celebrate the restaurantâ€™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 â€“ Chef Emma Cardarelli of Montrealâ€™s Nora Gray
- July 23 â€“ Chefs Nicolas Nutting and Matt Wilson of Tofinoâ€™s The Pointe at The Wickaninnish Inn
- July 30 â€“ Chef Matt DeMille of Prince Edward Countyâ€™s Pomodoro
- August 6 â€“ Chef Christie Peters of Saskatoonâ€™s The Hollows
- August 13 â€“ Chef Hayato Okamitsu of Calgaryâ€™s SAIT Culinary Institute
- August 20 â€“ Chef Jonathan Gushue of Langdon Hall in Cambridge
- August 27 â€“ Chef Danny St. Pierre of Sherbrookeâ€™s Auguste