Executive Chef John Garrett was born and raised in BC and formally trained by European Chefs, John has enjoyed the best of both worlds when it comes to his cooking style. This winning combination has earned him many awards including a personal Gold Medal at the 1993 Vancouver Grand Salon Culinaire as well as, "Best Seafood" and "Best Fine Dining" for Horizons Restaurant. Most recently, Chef John is thrilled to announce the much anticipated release of his first book entitled, "HORIZONS: THE COOKBOOK" Full of chef and guest favourites, the cookbook showcases John's personal cooking philosophy of using only the freshest of ingredients and preparing them simply to best enhance their natural flavours.
Residing in Abbotsford with his family - a beautiful wife, three young boys and a golden retriever - you could say John Garrett is definitely a happy man. Aside from creating culinary dishes for Horizons' guests, John loves to play golf, hike and just enjoy some "relax-time" away from the busy restaurant.