MEET YOUR CHEF
Chef Dampsy is focused on sourcing the best ethical and sustainable ingredients our own back yard has to offer. He believes food can tell a story, evoke emotion, and leave a lasting impression.
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Chef Dampsy spent over a decade away training and expanding his culinary skills. During this time he worked under the best chefs across Canada. He also traveled south to open his own restaurant in Costa Rica, further expanding his ingredient knowledge base.
After so many years of discovery, he is excited to come home to share his findings and experiences with the patrons of Canoe and to become a representative of our local farmers, fishmongers, and meat purveyors.
MEET YOUR BREWMASTER
Flavourful, balanced beers, with an emphasis on refreshment and drinkability, define Kyle York’s creative direction as Canoe Brewpub’s Brewmaster.
Building upon his diploma in Brewing & Brewery Operations, Kyle has honed his craft at multiple breweries across Victoria and the Lower Mainland. He now brings his unmatched level of energy and enthusiasm to Canoe’s esteemed brewhouse.
His enjoyment of the Island’s active lifestyle compels Kyle to craft beers that explore a diverse range of ingredients, techniques, and flavours, while remaining approachable and complementary to our local taste for adventure.
Kyle’s vision is that his unique, interesting, and delicious portfolio of beers spark conversation, and encourage our guests to relay their enjoyment to friends and family.