Savour the Coast Culinary Retreat

2023 Dates: TBA


Weaving foraged food, curated wines, local spirits, and incredible surroundings into each moment, this retreat is designed for those who want to experience the world through taste. Our sustainably minded and environmentally conscious culinary philosophy is focused on the pristine landscapes of coastal BC. By preserving close roots to local ingredients, we connect our wild setting to the culinary experience. As you find yourself immersed in the surrounding land and sea, our culinary team will guide you through daily experiences that elevate your connection to place.

Wild Dining
Wild Culinary Retreat


Throughout this journey, you will experience an interactive and hands-on approach as you discover and learn about the wild pantry at Nimmo Bay’s doorstep. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and pull on your boots as you head out on foraging and harvesting adventures. There is a full spread of Mother Nature’s bounty found here, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, and we are blessed with an abundance of natural products from our own backyard. Get ready to spark both your curiosity and appetite!

Harvesting in the Wild

Executive Chef Linnéa LeTourneau

Linnéa brings a wide breadth of experience and passion for exceptional culinary experiences. Her professional culinary journey began in Vancouver, where, upon finishing culinary school she worked at Hawksworth Restaurant in its early days. At 22, motivated by the desire to expand her horizons, Linnéa moved to Paris, France, where she diversified her skillset and technical interests, spending much of her time learning Pastry. After two years in Paris, Linnéa was inspired to adopt a more farm-to-table lifestyle and moved to Australia to continue her journey. After a successful and challenging year in Australia, she ventured abroad again, this time to Tokyo, Japan, before returning home to the West Coast in 2019 and starting her work at Nimmo Bay. Linnéa’s food is inspired by a “less is more” ethos in processing methods to celebrate and showcase the beauty of starting with good ingredients – a nod to her interest in sustainable, seasonal ingredients, agriculture, and small-scale farming, as well as foraging and harvesting from the surrounding ocean and forest.

Sea Urchins - Wild Harvesting
Chef Linnea Nimmo Bay

Sommelier Kyle Gartlan-Close

Kyle’s passion for food and wine shines through in all that he does. He received his Sommelier Diploma under the instruction of Barbara Philip, Master of Wine, was mentored by Brent Heyman, and completed his Sherry Educators training with the Consejo in Spain. Kyle has over 20 years of hospitality experience, including farm-to-table inspired Raincity Grill, Salt Tasting Room, and French fine dining, Le Crocodile. He has participated in Oregon’s International Pinot Noir Celebration, California’s Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival, and was a guest sommelier at Fogo Island Inn. Kyle has been an integral part of the Nimmo family for the past 4 years, offering relaxed yet refined wilderness dining experiences. He has developed our wine program as a dedication to the farmers and vignerons of BC as well as iconic producers from classic regions of the world that farm in a restorative and terroir focused manner. From our floating lodge to off the beaten path locations, such as driftwood bars and mountaintop cocktails, Kyle continually finds inspiration from our wild setting.

Culinary Experiences in the Wild
Nimmo Bay Sommelier - Kyle



Inclusive 4-Night Rate, Per Person

Inclusions: Double occupancy in cabins, daily housekeeping, access to full resort amenities, all food and beverage, elevated wine and spirits, facilitated classes and workshops, daily activities.

Exclusions: Transfers to and from Nimmo Bay, massage and body work, gratuity.

Please note that rates are based on double occupancy in our 2 bedroom cabins. We encourage people to book together but if you book as a solo participant, you may be paired with another retreat participant.

Fresh Harvest - Spot Prawns
Nimmo Bay Bar and Cocktails
Wild Foraging
Wild Dining Experiences
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