Food Philosophy

Our Food Philosophy has evolved over 25 years of lodge dining experience.

Our approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication.  We use our best efforts to use organic and traditionally raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques.  We believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people and culture.  It is from this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and envirowise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes.    We believe in unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods, ‘real food’.  These real foods, traditionally prepared offer countless of flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Our Executive Chef Keith Farkas is committed to community involvement.  Every Sunday you will see him at the local farmer’s market purchasing the freshest seasonal produce from the local farmers and community gardens.  This helps shorten the distance our food travels and reduces our carbon foot print.

Starting this year Island Lake Lodge has become a member of the Ocean Wise program.  Ocean Wise is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program created to educate and empower consumers about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood.

It is our hope that you the customer will take as much enjoyment in this conscientious style of eating as we do in its preparation. As chefs, we continually put a great deal of thought and care into each dish.  We feel that you our guest deserve nothing less.

Sincerely, Executive chef Keith Farkas and the Island Lake Lodge Culinary Team

We are a proud member of the oceanwise program

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