Award winning chef takes his place in Kelowna’s culinary scene

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Iain Rennie as the new Executive Chef.

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Iain Rennie as the new Executive Chef. The award winning chef and 2004 Gold World Culinary Olympics recipient will be responsible for the hotel’s upcoming renovated restaurant and wine bar.

While continuing to deliver farm-to-table dishes that the hotel prides itself on, Iain will lead and mentor his team with new innovative culinary concepts by elevating stunning and delicious dishes for guests.

“Delta Grand Okanagan is preparing for a significant renovation of our lobby, and with that comes a brand new destination kitchen and wine bar,” says Daniel Bibby, General Manager of Delta Grand Okanagan.  “We are confident that we have hired one of the top chefs in Canada. With Chef Rennie leading our culinary team, we will reinforce the hotel’s position as the premier waterfront resort and conference centre in the Okanagan.”

Throughout his career, Chef Rennie has skillfully obtained 16 gold medals and five silver medals in world culinary competitions and has been called upon to judge several culinary competitions across Canada. Iain honed his culinary skills working in some of the best kitchens in the world, with the brigade at the world famous Savoy Hotel in London, England, London’s Anton Mosimann as First Commis, then back to British Columbia as Sous Chef at the Pan Pacific.

An honours graduate from Vancouver Island University Culinary Program, Iain has apprenticed under the guidance of internationally renowned Chef Ernst Dorfler at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. Prior to joining Delta Grand Okanagan, Rennie had served as Executive Sous Chef at Victoria’s iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel, Chef’s position with the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel, Executive Chef at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront followed by Executive Chef at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa in Victoria and most recently the Executive Chef at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel also in Victoria.


Honours and accolades include:

·         2013 Chef of the Year- Vancouver Island Chef’s Association

·         Judge for the Salon Culinaire Vancouver- B.C. Place

·         Represented and promoted Canadian cuisine with the Canadian Delegation in Taiwan

·         Won gold at the World Culinary Olympics 2004

·         Team Captain of the B.C. Apprentice Team at the World Apprentice Junior Culinary Olympics

·         Member of the World All-Star Team (only five chefs picked worldwide)

·         Vancouver Community College apprentice on their culinary team

·         Chosen to represent Canada for Saudi Arabia by Tourism B.C.


Just Posted

Kelowna council approves 33-storey downtown hotel tower

Overwhelming support for what would be the tallest building in the city Tuesday at council meeting

Ransom, Canada, 12th in Olympic mixed relay

Kelowna biathlete part of Canada’s biathlon team at PyeongChang

Condition of the Coquihalla concerning for tourists

“They don’t make a show called Highway to Hell for nothing…”

ALR review may not be open-minded

Past agriculture minister Norm Letnick skeptical of NDP approach

ChangeUP finalists announced

The social enterprises will be sharing their stories Feb. 28

Your Feb. 21 Morning Brief

Check out the top stories of the day in the Okanagan-Shuswap with Carmen Weld’s Black Press Morning Brief.

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Video: B.C. firefighters featured in quirky video

Oliver Fire Department posts video about their B.C. volunteer firefighter spring training seminar

Rockets edge Prince George

Kelowna had multi point games from several players in WHL victory Wednesday night

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals push Canada into second place

A gold in ski cross and a bronze in bobsleigh as men’s hockey advances to the semis

Trudeau reiterates denial of Sikh separatists in cabinet, condemns extremism

“We will always stand against violent extremism, but we understand that diversity of views is one of the great strengths of Canada.”

Canada wins gold in men’s ski cross

Leman earns redemption with ski cross gold; Homan out early

Trump says more must be done to protect children

In a tweet Tuesday night, Trump indicated he wants to strengthen the background check system, but offered no specifics.

Most Read