Amber Bruce

From Farms to Forks 10: Meet Bartender Amber Bruce

On October 6th, we are hosting our 10th annual From Farms to Forks harvest kitchen party at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. Our guests will wander from kitchen to kitchen to watch chefs in action, meet growers, and enjoy delicious tasting plates - each paired with a different wine from Mission Hill Family Estate.

From Farms to Forks pairs some of the province’s BEST CHEFS with B.C.'s FINEST GROWERS AND PRODUCERS. From Farms to Forks is Growing Chefs’ biggest fundraising event of the year and we hope to raise $70,000 this year to support our 2019/2020 Classroom Gardening & Cooking Program.

In addition to chefs, two incredible bartenders are also participating in our event including award-winning BARTENDER AMBER BRUCE of The Keefer Bar who is paired with Long Table Distillery and Earnest Ice Cream. Along with the dessert course, Amber will mix:

Briar Patch Fizz with Long Table Gin
Earnest vegan blackberry juniper ice cream

What is your favourite seasonal vegetable?


What are your favourite local ingredients?

“Kelp and honey!”

What is the one kitchen tool you couldn't live without?

“My veggie peeler.”

What advice can you give to a child who wants to become a chef?

“Taste, taste, taste! Expanding your palate will help you find new and exciting flavours and combinations.”

Why do you believe Growing Chefs! is important?

“Cultivating our next generation of chefs will enhance and strengthen our local food culture and identity.”

Thank you Amber and thank you Mavreen David Photography for capturing these beautiful photographs for us!

See you at #FFTF10! Cheers.