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Chef at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront hotel harvests apples

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Photo by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

A chef at Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront hotel harvests apples ripening among skyscrapers. Hotel accountants say the roof garden produces fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey worth about $16,000 annually.

One of a series of beautiful Roof Garden photos in National Geographic magazine found here.

Visit Diane Cook and Len Jenshel website here.


Executive Chef on Roof Herb Garden


Watch Executive Chef on Roof Herb Garden

Shannon Walsh-Wrightson, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver, gives Janine and I a tour of this rooftop herb garden, which has been used by the professional kitchen staff at the hotel for over 10 years. Learn how he and his fellow cooks incorporate fresh herbs and fruit from the garden into their dishes.

Also see: Fairmont chefs going as local as it gets: the hotel roof.

1 comment

1 Xenia Joan { 11.04.12 at 3:39 am }

This message is for: Shannon Walsh-Wrightson, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
Hello my name is Xenia Joan, I’m a writer, from Spain.
I am writing a book on edible flowers and exotic fruits.
I would like to include a picture of the chef and a brief comment on the book.
I ask permission to include a photo and commentary.
If you wish to contact me, you can in gmail or, call me.
My phone number is +34 651382896
Thank you very much.
Lots of Greetings. xxx from Spain.
Xenia