"For me, cooking over fire is the best way to cook."
-Chef David Ryc
Even with the exposure to some of the most highly-respected chefs and some high-dining institutions, Ryc is dedicated to keeping his cooking style simple and his food approachable. The opportunity to run the bustling kitchen at Farm & Fire is a welcoming next big step for Ryc.
"It's a big challenge and involves a new level of leadership for me," he says. "I'm super eager."
The Farm & Fire menu suits Ryc's personal style well, and he says it also helps express how much he loves living and working here in the Canadian Rockies. From rotisserie chicken to flatbreads prepared in a wood-fired oven, the food here is flavourful and yet simple.
"For me, cooking over fire is the best way to cook," he says. "It just makes the flavour better."