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Executive Chef Ned Bell Joins Westcoast Sightseeing’s “dinner In The Sky Canada” Experience Launching June 23

A man in a green jacket standing on a boat, enjoying the scenic view.
Executive Chef Ned Bell Joins Westcoast Sightseeing’s “dinner In The Sky Canada” Experience Launching June 23

Unique Sky-High Gourmet Dining Experience Will Be Offered Throughout The 2018 Summer Season

VANCOUVER, BC—WESTCOAST Sightseeing is pleased to announce renowned Executive Chef Ned Bell has joined their team as Chef Ambassador to create an exceptional menu of delicious, locally inspired food and drinks for Dinner in the Sky Canada, a unique elevated dining experience here in Greater Vancouver this summer.

From June 23 through July 29, Dinner in the Sky North Vancouver will be presenting fabulous brunch, lunch and dinner offerings from its scenic location at 415 West Esplanade, which showcases spectacular ocean, mountain and city vistas. Individual experiences and private events for Dinner in the Sky North Vancouver are available at Other locations for this summer will soon be announced.

“We are excited to have Ned Bell, who is both a talented chef and champion of the environment, join us in creating an unforgettable dining experience for our Dinner in the Sky guests,” said Robert Safrata, CEO of WESTCOAST Sightseeing. “WESTCOAST Sightseeing looks forward to offering this spectacular dining and sightseeing experience to local and international guests this summer.”

Well-known Canadian chef, Ned Bell is elated to join forces with the extraordinary culinary experience Dinner in the Sky Canada. Ned’s experience, relationship and enthusiasm are sure to bring elevated excitement and culinary flair to Brunch in the Sky, Lunch in the Sky, and Dinner in the Sky. Bell has established his reputation across Canada with his passionate approach to cooking and his commitment to using high quality local and sustainable foods.

Bell brings his special sauce to Dinner in the Sky’s menu development, staff training and to upcoming celebrity chef experiences that will be threaded throughout the summer. Look to the affable, sustainable seafood advocate to bring exceptional ingredients and his “globally inspired, locally created” food philosophy to the table.

“I love getting people excited about food,” shares Bell. “And let’s face it, dining doesn’t get too much more exciting and enchanting than when enjoying delicious local dishes and wines while suspended high above this breathtaking view.”

Dinner in the Sky Canada serves 22 guests with four staff including the chef, two servers and one designated safety lead. Guests can enjoy a 360-degree view with secure, comfortable rotating and reclining seating. The popular venue will offer eight to ten brunch, lunch, dinner, and other experiences each day, as well as themed special events, weddings and other private celebrations. The venue includes a premium reception lounge for check-in and pre- and post-dining beverages, appetizer and dessert.

About Ned Bell:

Ned has cooked around the world naming some career highlights as hosting seven seasons of Cook Like a Chef on Food Network Canada, opening his own Kelowna-based-restaurant – Cabana Grille — and receiving the Food Service & Hospitality magazine’s Pinnacle Award for Chef of the Year (2015). Recent favourites include leading a multi-chef sustainable seafood celebration at New York’s James Beard House and serving up geo-duck for the future King of England and Princess Kate in Kelowna, B.C.

Bell also acts as Executive Chef for Vancouver-based Ocean Wise at the Vancouver Aquarium, and was inspired to found Chefs for Oceans in 2014 to raise awareness and advocacy for responsible seafood choices and the importance of supporting healthy oceans, lakes and rivers. Bell’s commitment to seafood stewardship has skyrocketed ever since and he proudly accepted the international SeaWeb Seafood Champion for Advocacy Award for his efforts through leadership, innovation, vision and activism in the fall of 2017.

About WESTCOAST Sightseeing:

Vancouver-based WESTCOAST Sightseeing is a privately owned business, and the largest sightseeing operator in Vancouver. WESTCOAST Sightseeing has been sharing remarkable experiences with guests in Vancouver, Victoria and Whistler for over 30 years and has partnership with many leading tourism attractions and affiliates. WESTCOAST Sightseeing has committed to convert its fleet of 80+ vehicles to zero-emission, electric buses over the next five years, with the first clean-energy buses arriving in 2018. It also operates electric boats, providing unique Coal Harbour e-tours providing spectacular view of the north shore mountains and city skyline.

About “Dinner In The Sky”:

“Dinner in the Sky” was founded in Belgium over 30 years ago and first came to Vancouver last year for a sold-out month of July, delighting diners with gourmet food, cocktails, wine and stunning views from over 100 feet in the sky in North Vancouver. It is now enjoyed in 62 countries worldwide.


Jason Bryant
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
WESTCOAST Sightseeing

Karen Cook
Cook Public Relations