Chef Bio

CHEF JOHN GARRETT

Executive Chef John Garrett was born and raised in BC. Formally trained by European Chefs, John has been influenced by both the new and the old world styles of cooking and it is reflected in his diverse menus. 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. John shares his secrets and some of his favourite recipes in his self-authored cookbook, "HORIZONS: THE COOKBOOK."  Full of chef and guest favourites, the cookbook showcases John's personal cooking philosophy of using only the freshest ingredients and preparing them simply to best enhance their natural flavours.

Residing in Abbotsford with his family and getting to work in such a beautiful environment doing what he loves the best John Garrett truly feels like a lucky 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.