Chefs de Cuisine Chris Klassen and Brian Tesolin draw inspiration from classic cooking techniques to bring together a menu with a focus on modern Pacific Northwest cuisine while offering the best ingredients from the land and sea. “We reflect the idea of land and sea through our charcuterie” says Chef Klassen, “using a variety of meats and cuts from local producers and fish from our local waters.” Our partnership with local farmers allows us to the highlight the local bounty from Vancouver Island.
Chef Klassen has held positions at Victoria restaurants Agrius and Café Brio, and Roux at the Landau in London, England. In The Courtney Room, Chef Klassen combines his love for fine dining with his passion for seasonal and local organic produce.
Chef Tesolin joins The Courtney Room team with experience spanning the country from highly respected culinary meccas (Hawksworth Restaurant, Vancouver, BC and Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, ON). Chef Tesolin is passionate about working with bright flavours and elements that bring a wow-factor to the simplest dishes.