A seasoned chef, Dave began his career in 1984 after graduating from the Restaurant and Fine Dining Culinary Arts program at Halifax Community College. Throughout his career Dave has had the opportunity to work and compete across Canada and the US. Not only did he acquire a great deal of knowledge about the culinary industry, but he also learned the value of competitions as an inspiration for apprentices and professionals who are beginning their careers. Dave holds 9 Provincial trophies, 26 medals within North America, and 2 Olympic Grand Gold medals – the highest honour in a national world culinary competition.
Dave’s accomplishments have led him to passing on his knowledge as a full-time culinary arts instructor at Vancouver Community College. In addition, he is the National coach for Culinary Team Canada’s Olympic team and continues to serve as an international judge for Wacs Sanctioned events.