We are fortunate to work with several local businesses and affiliates who share our passion for culinary tourism and the hospitality industry on Vancouver Island. Together we support and promote local producers, chefs, tour operators, and small business owners with Planning, Strategy, and Digital Marketing Support.
Founder, Westcoast Gourmet
Business Advisor & Digital Marketing Strategist
In addition to founding Westcoast Gourmet Provisions in late 2016, Dawn is a restaurant owner, mentor, and small business advisor who supports and promotes food related businesses and Culinary Tourism on Vancouver Island. With a background in technology, she brings a very personal and real approach to her consulting engagements, using customized tools and techniques to help clients with business planning and digital marketing strategies.
Dawn works with local chefs, wineries and breweries to organize events such as the annual “Chef’s Shellfish Showdown” as part of the BC Shellfish Festival, the “Sunset on the Strip” Long Table Dinner in downtown Courtenay, and the Comox Valley Food and Wine Festival. She serves on the board of the North Vancouver Island Chef’s Association as Communications Director, and works closely with groups such as the Edible Valley Podcast to promote local food related businesses. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Comox, Chamber of Commerce, Women Chefs & Restauranteurs organization, and a mentor for BDC’s Futurepreneur program.
Dawn is passionate about promoting local food and beverage products on Vancouver Island, and is excited to help small business owners reach their full potential.
Danika is a talented visual storyteller with a passion for local food and retail branding. She has worked with brands like LUSH Cosmetics, Earls Restaurants, Salt Spring Coffee and Edible Vancouver. Danika grew up in Victoria, BC, spent 20 years living in Vancouver, and has recently returned to Vancouver Island with her husband and young daughter. When she’s not taking photos or doing design, you’ll find her at farmer’s markets, mixing up new cocktails and trying out new restaurants. View her portfolio at www.danikaseadesign.com
EDIBLE VANCOUVER ISLAND
Through captivating images and inspiring stories, Edible Vancouver Island connects readers with local food and the people who produce it. From farmers, foragers, and fishers, to food & drink artisans, chefs, home cooks, and those of us who enjoy the results of their efforts; together we comprise the region’s dynamic food & drink culture. With such abundance to celebrate, Islanders share an emotional attachment to their food, to the land, rivers and oceans, and to those who produce and prepare it. “Island time” really does exist, and it is worth celebrating indeed!