Fresh from a stage at the Michelin-starred Pujol in Mexico City, which was part of his prize for winning the inaugural Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship last year, Chef Moran brings a wealth of experience to his new role at Whistler’s only lakeside boutique hotel.
Ingredient-driven, vegetable-forward recipes, showcasing local produce from Pemberton Valley, will feature on Chef Moran’s reinvented menus when they launch later this month: including dishes such as Squamish Valley leeks with Saskatchewan mustard dressing and toasted cereals.
“After my experience of international travel, I’ve now accepted the bigger challenge of running the food outlets here and will be striving to make Aura Restaurant, Fix Café and Cure Lounge more cohesive,” says Chef Moran. “After working with talented chefs all over the world, I’m inspired to feature local artisans and bring artisans into restaurant.”
Despite his young age of 26, Chef Moran has spent the last seven years travelling the world with his wife Stephanie – who will be joining him at Nita as the new Food & Beverage Director – cooking together in culinary capitals such as Paris.
His career began as a junior sous chef at Vancouver’s West restaurant, before spending time in Dubai at the five-star Jumeirah Beach Hotel and working as a chef de partie in Nice, France under Chef Jean Denis Rieubland at the Michelin-starred Chantecler. Stints at Laurie Raphael in Montreal and Saturne and Table restaurants in Paris followed before Moran returned to British Columbia to consult at Source in Vancouver and take on the role of Executive Chef at The Outpost, a West Coast Fishing Club lodge in the Haida Gwaii.
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Nestled on the shores of a glacier-fed lake in Whistler BC, the Nita Lake Lodge offers genuine service with a personal touch. Oversized suites, a full-service spa, and innovative local cuisine are just the beginning. Discover why the Nita Lake Lodge is impossible to imitate. A 5-minute shuttle ride from the heart of Whistler, the Nita Lake lodge is located 500 meters from the base of Whistler Mountain and the Creekside gondola. Named in the Top 25 Hotels in Canada by TripAdvisor, Nita proudly re-defines upscale mountain comfort all year long. For reservations or more information about Nita Lake Lodge, visitwww.nitalakelodge.com or call 1-888-755-6482.