Part 6 of the Aspiring Chefs Series

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Matt Logan


Matt grew up with cooking all around.  If he wasn’t in the kitchen watching intently what was going on and trying to help out, he was watching the food network.  At his earliest opportunity he started taking whatever courses and electives he could in school and trying to soak up all of the flavours, cooking techniques and plating skills he could.

From as far back as Matt can remember he wanted to cook, although his first few jobs were in retail, Matt’s main goal was to get into the culinary industry.  Matt was able to join the culinary program at Camosun College in the beginning of 2014 and this is where he was able to go on his first work experience.  Although he was already working in a restaurant kitchen by that point, Matt was looking to expand his horizons and spent days combing through the possible kitchens to do his work experience in.  Matt was instantly intrigued by Vista 18 due to the fresh ingredients, local focus and a menu that is ever being refined and new items being tested.  Matt was given a chance to do his work experience under Executive Chef Garrett Schack and Chef de Cuisine Mike Dunlop and after an impressive performance was able to stay on.

Matt brings his passion for food and learning with him everyday and continues to say how happy he is to be doing what he always wanted to – cook.

Matt has been a part of the Chateau Victoria family since June of 2014.




Inspired by Flavours & Items from Vancouver Island


Prawn Ceviche

local prawns, red onion, chilis, cucumber & avocado


Local Smoked Sockeye & Toast

red onion brioche, lemon cream cheese spread


Green Apple Ginger Shot

blackberry pearls


Deconstructed Pork Kebab

grilled pork medallions, organic bell peppers, sweet white onion
& fresh summer garden slaw


Nanaimo “Bar” Macaroon

vanilla whip

$59/pp taxes & gratuity not included

Matt’s menu will run from
August 27 – September 2

We are proud to support our fiefighters this week

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Parking is still complimentary for our patrons

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Please note that we are enforcing parking charges for non-restaurant guests in our lot due to the increase demand for parking in the downtown area.  Our goal is to keep our lot for our guests so you have the best possible experience when you visit us at Vista 18.   Our only request is that you check in with our hotel front desk or our bell staff to obtain a parking voucher.  Standard charges are $2.00 per hour and $15.00 for overnight parking.