The Chef in Stead...
Big White

A Restaurant in Your Kitchen


Our newsletter


Big White

Big White is the place to be in the winter; they have enough snow to satisfy your ski craving... Kelowna is usually quiet from October to March so Big White takes over as the centre of the action for 4 months.

You can play hockey or do some ice skating. You can do some snowshoeing or enjoy an outback snowmobile tour, you can take a horse-drawn sleigh ride or go the spa. Whatever your winter pleasure is, you can find it at Big White.

I have cooked for so many families and all of them visit Big White (Big White.) for the abundance of snow and fun for everyone. There are many restaurants to chose from with mostly good food, but nothing will compare to the luxury of being able to sit on your couch and have a chef cook you a meal customized to your taste buds and at an affordable price. There is no worrying about the kids, they can leave the table and you can enjoy an extra course or a glass of wine while they play video games or head to the hot tub. I don't deliver premade meals, I deliver great restaurant meals made fresh in your chalet.

I have also done many cooking classes for people who have had enough of skiing and want to stay back and learn all about food. I love to share my secrets about how to make cooking fun.

You don't have to believe me - check out what my clients have said over the years...

Big White Chef for hire...

Hi Martin,
Having a place at Big White has been a huge lifestyle upgrade for us. A terrific place to bring friends and families to “get a way” and ski. Your involvement has made the time there even more special. Thanks for the terrific evening again this year.
I look forward to some time and culinary skill development at RH.
Jim Penner, FCGA, Winnipeg/Big White

Chef Martin,
Thanks so much for making Malcolm's birthday memorable!
Not only was the food delicious but you were great fun and very informative (we will never boil ribs again! and I'm going to set the standard in my family for turkey gravy!).
Malcolm really appreciated the entire experience and we all had a great time. (The kids are still talking about 'chef'.). I really appreciated Kristin's cocktails and wine selections and knowledge.
Talking about food and drink is almost as fun as eating and drinking and it was nice to be able to do that with her.
Overall, the experience exceeded our expectations.
Thanks, too, for sharing your recipes!
Krista Scott - Edmonton Alberta

Hi Martin
First, I want to start off by saying that you did an exceptional job for Carol's 80th birthday.
Everyone and I mean everyone, loved the food. You were professional, educational and an amazing cook. The food was tasty and hot and well prepared. I can honestly say that was one of the best catering jobs I've seen and I've been to and hosted many events. Having been in the event management business for over 20 years, you impressed me and I think that's saying a lot.
I know my brothers in law would be more than happy to pass your name along and they already have. The word is spreading through the Okanagan. My mother in law is also spreading the word and she has lived in the Okanagan for over 50 years so she has a few contacts.:)
And if ever you need a referral or testimonial, please do not hesitate to call on me. I would be more than happy to make recommendations to my friends and family who live in the OK. In fact, I posted your website on my facebook.

Many thanks again
Kathy Baan-Meiklejohn
Victoria, BC

Catering in Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Okanagan, BC, Canada Kelowna Catering in the Okanagan, Caterer Kelowna, Okanaganalso Catering in Vernon and Penticton BC Catering big white
Also catering at Silver Star - Big White - Apex.
(250)878-8500 or E-mail

Private and Group Cooking classes with Chef Martin Okanagan,Kelowna,Penticton, Vernon, Okanagan, BC Canada

Private Chef Martin has been catering in the Okanagan Valley including
Kelowna, Big White, Vernon and Penticton since 2004

Chef Martin for your catering in Kelowna, Big White, Vernon and Penticton

Private Chef Martin for your culinary holiday and your corporate BBQ in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Okanagan, BC, Big White, Canada.(250)878-8500
Click to


Chef Guests Book

The Chef in Stead.CA 2004 Copyrigh All Rights Reserved.

Okanagan catering, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, BC, CanadaChef Martin Laprise offers catering at home in Kelowna, Big White, Vernon, Penticton. Okanagan caterer, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, BC, Canada Okanagan catering BC Kelowna caterer for Vernon, Penticton, Okanagan, BC Cooking Classes Kelowna Kelowna catering,Vernon, Penticton, Okanagan, BC, Canada, Corporate BBQKelowna Caterers for Corporate Barbecue