Here at FVP we love to eat local. We love the abundance of local food producers. The Fraser Valley offers farm fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, eggs, grains, dairy products – you name it, we have a pretty fantastic array of food producers in the valley. When we find someone else who shares this passion, it’s exciting.
Our team is thrilled to welcome local Chef Travis Rea to FVP. Each month you will enjoy delicious, healthy recipes from Travis, as well as culinary adventures throughout our Fraser Valley. He will uncover and share some of the great local culinary gems and will tell you where to source fresh products to use in the recipes he shares.
Feed The Fire services include consulting, catering and private cooking classes for groups, individuals and families. He focuses on using healthy, local and organic ingredients. Every client or group of course has different requirements, a challenge Travis enjoys. You will also find Travis consulting for local sports teams and other groups looking to provide healthy meal suggestions to their members.
When asked why Travis does what he does, his reply was clear. He loves food, health and people. “I am a trained Chef and super passionate about food, health and fitness. With our Western Culture of fast and processed foods we have lost the art of simple cooking. My goal is to try to help people re-discover real, natural, whole and local foods, and teach them how to cook with them.”
We know that one of the reasons people tend to shy away from ‘healthy eating’ is because they think it is expensive and time consuming. What are Travis’ thoughts on that? “An interesting note to ponder over is how much we spend on health care and opposed to quality food, there is a direct link there. Making any sort of changes to your life or diet always seems to be difficult at the beginning and we can always come up with different excuses to justify our choices. But by taking little steps everyday to make better choices we learn to adapt and learn techniques to save time. As for the cost factor, we have to flex our consumer muscle by making small better choices every day. The more we are pushing our farmers and food producers for wholesome ingredients the more they find ways to deliver it more economically.”
We have just posted Travis’ first FVP article ‘5 Steps to the Perfect Turkey‘. Thanksgiving is coming up in just a couple of weeks so be sure to check it out.
Welcome to the team, Travis!
Feed The Fire
Langley and the Fraser Valley