Chef Kyle Panton
One of the Island’s foremost culinary talents and homegrown chefs, Kyle Panton embraces a passion and philosophy that reflects a down-to-earth approach to preparing dishes from the abundance of PEI’s natural ingredients.
His love of cooking was ignited at an early age while watching his mother prepare family meals at his home in Belfast, PEI. He graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of Canada and has apprenticed in Toronto under David Lee of Nota Bene and Victor Berry of Splendido and the County General.
He has been recognized locally and internationally for his ability to create award-winning dishes using fresh, locally sourced products. In 2012, Chef Kyle was awarded the PEI Flavours Local Food Award, a prize that celebrates and identifies the Island’s food culture at the Savour Food and Wine show. In 2013 he was awarded first place in the prestigious International Seafood Chowder Competition, which is part of the PEI Shellfish Festival. In 2014 he captured PEI’s Most Loved Burger, part of the PEI Burger Love campaign.
When the apron is off, Kyle likes spending time with his family and, depending on the season, working on his family owned farm (One Vision Farms), hunting, or playing hockey. He enjoys being a part of the vibrant culinary culture on the Island and looks forward to helping shape the future of PEI’s food industry.