The nesting sites of birds have been of the utmost importance for the people of the Tlingit tribes for generations. The name “Taku” and what it represents—a place of peacefulness and spirit of family—carries over to Taku Resort on Quadra Island, owned by the Wong family. Cooking was a passion for Milton Wong. The businessman and philanthropist believed the kitchen was the heart of the home and was known to host large family dinners at the island property.
It was always Milton’s dream to operate a cooking school. Sadly he passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011, so his wife Fei and daughters Sarah and Elizabeth opened Taku Cookery in his honour to offer hands-on culinary experiences and personal instruction from renowned B.C. chefs. A recent visit saw chef David Robertson, owner of the Dirty Apron Cooking School in Vancouver, share a few recipes from his first, soon-to-be-released Dirty Apron Cookbook.
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