Meet the Executive Chef
Executive Chef Michael Pataran
Executive Chef Michael Pataran brings nearly 30 years of experience to Clayoquot Wilderness from around the globe as an award-winning chef, sommelier, certified sake professional and educator, food writer, restaurant designer, and consultant. From 2015 - 2018, Pataran resided in Cambodia, where he opened Agave Cocina Restaurant in Phnom Penh and served as Executive Chef and F&B Director at Song Saa Private Island in 2015-2016.
The Ontario native honed his culinary skills throughout Europe, Australia, and Southeast Asia before settling back in Toronto at some of the city’s critically acclaimed restaurants including Monsoon, Rain, the Windsor Arms Hotel and Wildfire at Taboo Resort.
Learn more about Chef in our Q&A with him on the Wild Retreat Blog.