David Mincey is passionate about local food. Now in its 22nd year of business, Camille's is recognized as one of Vancouver Island's finest dining destinations and is noted for its extensive wine cellar and international cuisine utilizing exclusively regional ingredients. The restaurant is also renown for its wine tasting dinners and formal wine education classes.
By integrating social and environmentally responsible practices into his business strategy and operations, David has been able to sustain a successful business by attracting customers with unique, delicious and sustainably produced ingredients, while also supporting local growers and producers. In addition, he is a frequent guest speaker and panelist on the subject of wines, wine tasting, local agricultural concerns and culinary tourism. His series of seminars on the socio/political history of cacao have earned him a fanatical following and a reputation as Vancouver Islands' leading authority on chocolate.
In 2010 David was honored to receive a lifetime acheivement award from the readers of EAT Magazine for his pioneering work in linking chefs and farmers and his advocacy on behalf of the Island's farm community. Equally gratifying was the Gold medal awarded to Camille's for the best “Farm to Table “ cooking on Vancouver Island.
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