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Whistler B.C. June 13, 2019 – Today Fairmont Chateau Whistler executive sous chef Derek Bendig has announced the theme of his 2019 Food Day Canada (FDC) dinner, taking place on Saturday, August 3, 2019. In keeping with his passion for hyper-local ingredients, Chef Bendig’s menu this year will be entirely comprised of ingredients from the Whistler Farmer’s Market.

Situated on the doorstep of Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the Whistler Farmer’s Market sees local farmers, purveyors, artisans, and bakers from the Sea to Sky corridor and Pemberton Lillooet farming communities come together for a twice-weekly gathering offering the freshest fares. Chef Bendig’s award-winning menus are known to celebrate British Columbia’s innovative and sustainable ingredients however never as local as this. “There’s such an incredible bounty of ingredients right in our backyard,” stated Bendig. “I can’t wait to showcase it in this curated menu. That’s what Food Day Canada is truly about, after all!”

Like last year’s menu, each course will paired with wine from Penticton’s Roche Wines, which is dedicated to natural, artisanal farming and winemaking. 

The 2019 Food Day Canada event at Fairmont Chateau Whistler will take place on Saturday, August 3 at 6:00 p.m. at The Wildflower. Tickets are already on sale and selling fast. Priced at CAD $149 plus administration fees, they can be purchased online at Eventbrite.


About Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, discover a chateau-style hotel with luxurious rooms, a wide array of dining options, award winning golf and a full-service spa. Opened in 1989 with 528 guestrooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, this mountain resort is the ideal location for a leisure stay as well as meetings and incentive programs. For more information on luxury Whistler getaways and special offers, please call Fairmont Chateau Whistler at 1-800 606-8244 or visit online at

About Fairmont

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts connects guests to the very best of its destinations worldwide, providing travelers with memorable travel experiences, thoughtful and attentive service and luxury hotels that are truly unforgettable. Each Fairmont property reflects the locale’s energy, culture and history through locally inspired cuisine, spirited bars and lounges and distinctive design and decor. With more than 70 hotels globally, and many more in development, the Fairmont collection boasts some of the most iconic and distinctive hotels in the world. This extraordinary collection includes The Plaza in New York, The Savoy in London, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, Dubai’s Fairmont The Palm, Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Québec City. Fairmont is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,000 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 2,600 of the finest private homes around the globe. For more information or reservations, please visit 

For further information contact:  
Lynn Henderson 
Fairmont Chateau Whistler 
T +1 604 938 2064 

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