Steveston chef Kayla Dhaliwall competes in Top Chef Canada
A Steveston executive chef will be competing in the third season of Food Network’s TV show Top Chef Canada. Kayla Dhaliwall is the executive chef at Tapenade Bistro in Steveston. Her first cooking job came as a teenager as a breakfast cook in an retirement home, according to her bio, presented on the show’s website at foodnetwork.ca.
A graduate of the culinary arts program at Vancouver Community College, Dhaliwall has worked in a wide array of environments, from a diner to a upscale hotel, including Saturna Island Vineyard Bistro, Deacon’s Corner, Wild Rice and the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
This isn’t her first culinary competition. She was entered in the Best of the West in 2010 on the Fairmont Team and Top Jr. Chef of B.C. in Kelowna. Season 3 of Top Chef Canada premieres on the Food Network on March 18 at 9 p.m.