“Dinner in the Sky Canada” launches June 23, 2018 (Vancouver)
Executive Chef Ned Bell Joins WESTCOAST Sightseeing’s “Dinner in the Sky Canada” Experience with a Unique Sky High Gourmet Dining Experience That Will Be Offered throughout the 2018 Summer Season
WESTCOAST Sightseeing announced renowned Executive Chef Ned Bell has joined their team as Chef Ambassador to create an exceptional menu of delicious, locally inspired food and drinks for Dinner in the Sky Canada, a unique elevated dining experience in Greater Vancouver this summer.
“We are excited to have Ned Bell, who is both a talented chef and champion of the environment, join us in creating an unforgettable dining experience for our Dinner in the Sky guests,” said Robert Safrata, CEO of WESTCOAST Sightseeing. “WESTCOAST Sightseeing looks forward to offering this spectacular dining and sightseeing experience to local and international guests this summer.”
Chef Ned Bell stated, “I love getting people excited about food,” shares Bell. “And let’s face it, dining doesn’t get too much more exciting and enchanting than when enjoying delicious local dishes and wines while suspended high above this breathtaking view.”
Dinner in the Sky Canada serves 22 guests with four staff including the chef, two servers and one designated safety lead. Guests can enjoy a 360-degree view with secure, comfortable rotating and reclining seating. The popular venue will offer eight to ten brunch, lunch, dinner, and other experiences each day (based on number of bookings), as well as themed special events, weddings and other private celebrations. The venue includes a premium reception lounge for check-in and pre- and post-dining beverages, appetizer and dessert.
On now through July 29, Dinner in the Sky North Vancouver will be presenting fabulous brunch, lunch and dinner offerings from its scenic location at 415 West Esplanade, which showcases spectacular ocean, mountain and city vistas. Individual experiences and private events for Dinner in the Sky North Vancouver are now available.
About Ned Bell:
Ned has cooked around the world naming some career highlights as hosting seven seasons of Cook Like a Chef on Food Network Canada, opening his own Kelowna-based-restaurant – Cabana Grille — and receiving the Food Service & Hospitality magazine’s Pinnacle Award for Chef of the Year (2015). Recent favourites include leading a multi-chef sustainable seafood celebration at New York’s James Beard House and serving up geo-duck for the future King of England and Princess Kate in Kelowna, B.C.
Bell also acts as Executive Chef for Vancouver-based Ocean Wise at the Vancouver Aquarium, and was inspired to found Chefs for Oceans in 2014 to raise awareness and advocacy for responsible seafood choices and the importance of supporting healthy oceans, lakes and rivers. Bell’s commitment to seafood stewardship has skyrocketed ever since and he proudly accepted the international SeaWeb Seafood Champion for Advocacy Award for his efforts through leadership, innovation, vision and activism in the fall of 2017.
About WESTCOAST Sightseeing:
Vancouver-based WESTCOAST Sightseeing is a privately owned business, and the largest sightseeing operator in Vancouver. WESTCOAST Sightseeing has been sharing remarkable experiences with guests in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler for over 30 years and has partnership with many leading tourism attractions and affiliates. WESTCOAST Sightseeing has committed to convert its fleet of 80+ vehicles to zero-emission, electric buses over the next five years, with the first clean-energy buses arriving in 2018. It also operates electric boats, providing unique Coal Harbour e-tours providing spectacular view of the north shore mountains and city skyline.
About “Dinner in the Sky”:
“Dinner in the Sky” was founded in Belgium over 30 years ago and first came to Vancouver last year for a sold-out month of July, delighting diners with gourmet food, cocktails, wine and stunning views from over 100 feet in the sky in North Vancouver. It is now enjoyed in 62 countries worldwide.
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.