David Edigar is Toque Catering’s submission for this year’s Flavour of Chocolate. Last Year, Nick Waters of Toque Catering won the coveted title of the People’s Choice Award.
David was born and raised in Port Moody, a sleepy suburb of Vancouver and came to cooking in his early 20s. He attended the Northwest Culinary Academy and began working at Aurora Bistro, a pioneer of the “farm to table” movement in Vancouver. Aurora’s owner and chef, Jeff Van Geest, opened his eyes to the bounty of ingredients BC had to offer, from the amazing seafood in our local waters, to the stunning wild mushrooms that grow in our forests. After Aurora, he spent four years at one of Vancouver’s premier fine dining restaurants, Diva at the Met. At Diva, he honed his skills under the leadership of Executive Chefs Dino Renaerts, Quang Dang, and Hamid Salimian. He left Diva after having risen to the rank of Sous Chef. David and his wife Erin then decided to start a family, and he began his career in catering at Culinary Capers Catering, one of the largest and most successful catering companies in Vancouver. He spent two years at CCC and learned first hand the keys to a successful catering business. His family then moved to Victoria in 2015, and where he was fortunate to be a part of the Toque Catering family. Bringing together the skills he’s learnt to create a catering experience that goes above and beyond your expectations!
Chef David’s Menu is as follows:
- Cocoa Butter Confit Duck Wing Smoked & Fried
- Chipotle Espresso Salt, Bitter Orange Purée
- White Chocolate Cacao Liquor & Sunchoke Milkshake
- Dark Chocolate & Bacon Crunch
Chef David’s Spirit Pairing is with Victoria Distillers Cacao Liqueur
Flavour of Chocolate is managed by the Westshore Soroptimist Society for Women & Families (WSSWF) to benefit Soroptimist International of Victoria Westshore. WSSWF is a registered BC Society and is pending federal charitable status.