Retired Chef Consultant, Landis Shores, Vancouver, CA
For the past sixteen plus years, he and wife Ellen co-owned award winning Landis Shores Oceanfront Inn where Ken served as Chef and COO. They recently sold their Inn to devote more time to the world of food and wine. He has traveled many wine regions throughout North America and Canada; international wine regions including Bordeaux, Champagne, Burgundy, Rhone, Tuscany as well as throughout Australia, Chile, Argentina, Spain and Portugal.
In addition to creating recipes for their former hotel/restaurant, Ken participates as a guest chef at off-site events including the Lodi ZinFest, creating and demonstrating unique recipes, and attends numerous trade events to assist in choosing top notch wines from around the globe for their 3000 bottle wine cellar. In addition to his degrees in engineering and business management, Ken has successfully completed wine courses at UC Davis, and course work at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. He participates in numerous blind tastings, and regularly participates as a wine judge at various wine competitions including the California State Fair Wine Competition, The Sonoma Harvest Fair Wine Competition, The Grand Harvest Wine Competition, the Amador County Fair Wine Competition, the San Francisco Chronicle Competition, The West Coast Wine Competition, State Competitions in Michigan, Florida and Washington, as well as a myriad of other competitions throughout North America.