Chef Ronald St. Pierre grew up in a small town East of Montreal in the middle of farmland. His first position was with Relais & Château Resort Les Trois Tillieuls. He moved to Vancouver in 1982 and, like so many, fell in love with the west coast. In 1990 he and his wife Tricia moved to the Comox Valley where by 2008 they opened Locals-Food from the Heart of the Island, a restaurant showcasing regional food production. A totally passionate locavore, he is Chair of the Board of the North Vancouver Island Chefs Association and deeply involved in Comox Valley Tourism.