MEET OUR ROCKSTARS
Follow along as these fine folks from various sectors hit the road and taste-test tons of Meat N’ Badaydas dishes all across PEI
Chef Ilona Daniel
Red Seal Chef | Food Writer | Hopeless Romantic
Chef Ilona is a passionate foodie and the founder of Tribe Fresh Events and Consulting, a purpose-driven insights consultancy that specializes in modern approaches to the hospitality industry, immersive experiences, community and culture development, and game-changing deliverables. She’s also a published writer for numerous publications, a media personality, and a dedicated Culinary Instructor at the Culinary Institute of Canada.
Edmonton Oilers Fan | Burger Lover | Food Reviewer
Bill’s passion for great food, great drinks, and a great atmosphere lead him to create the “PEI’s Burger & Delicious Reviews” group on Facebook. The group invites people to share their reviews and personal experiences, and is a place to bring hidden gems to the forefront. The group continues to grow into a community of consumers, chefs, owners, management, and employees — all doing what Bill wanted the most: sharing! Join the PEI Burger & Delicious Food Reviews Group and follow along adventures this April.
Radio Host on Ocean 100
Like a true Islander, Gerard grew up loving PEI potatoes and PEI beef. You’ll often find him cooking up a perfect steak on the BBQ or cast-iron skillet. He also enjoys slow cooking a yummy roast. In regard to potatoes, his favourite dish is garlic mashed potatoes. He’s looking forward to enjoying many great meals during Meat N’ Badaydas month!
Noodle Enthusiast | Cat Mom | Island Lover
Hailing from the bustling multicultural city of Manila, food has always been a huge part of Via’s life and culture. She brought this passion for food and seeking out the best of it wherever she lived and travelled with her to Prince Edward Island in the fall of 2013. Since then, she’s fallen in love with the food paradise that is PEI and documents her body positivity journey, adventures throughout the Island, and infinite love for all things local on her Instagram @vianceknowles. Via is so excited to be branching out from her usual and trying different meat and potatoes dishes across PEI in April!
Co-Owner of Farmboys Inc. | Photographer | Potato Grower
Bryan is a Potato farmer from Tyne Valley, PEI. He co-owns Farmboys Inc. with his brother Kyle and is also a photographer that specializes in landscapes and natural light. He’s pumped to try out the many Meat N’ Badaydas dishes throughout April and will be sharing his adventures on his Instagram @farmboy.bryan. You can also check out their farm’s website farmboyspei.com and his photography can be viewed on farmyardphotos.com.
The Redhead Roamer
Globe Trotter | Registered Nurse | Fun Seeker
Stephanie, the girl behind the hair at @theredheadroamer! She takes photos and shares her experiences about the little Island she’s lucky to call home. She loves sharing the beauty of PEI and her travels around the world with her followers. One of her favourite things is hearing stories of visitors’ childhood memories on PEI and helping people relive them through her photos. Stephanie is also a food lover and will be documenting her Meat N’ Badayas adventures!
Photographer | Dog Lover | Food Enthusiast
A proud Islander with a huge heart, Al Douglas’ love for down-home, delicious food and capturing the beauty of PEI runs deep. This passion is what fuels his work as the in-house Photographer for Murphy Hospitality Group. When he’s not shooting food photos and capturing the coolest events in PEI, he can be found with a fork in one hand and a big smile on his face. His stunning photos showcase the tones of East Coast life and his creative eye has attracted a loyal following on social media. Follow along on Instagram at @alexdouglas.
Radio Host on HOT 105.5
Darcy Campbell hosts the Morning Hot Tub with Mauler, Rush and Jenni weekday mornings on Hot 105.5. He’s a potato mashin’, meatloaf munchin’ maniac who can’t wait to visit as many local restaurants as he can this April! Catch him live on the Hot 105.5 airways and on social media chatting about his Meat N’ Badaydas experiences.
Food Photographer | Stylist | Recipe Developer
A fan of beautiful, locally-prepared culinary dishes and a self-taught photographer, Ashley’s food photography studio, Sunday Proper Studios, combines her two passions in the best way possible. She shoots for restaurants all over the Island as well as works with several larger national and international food companies. Her goal is to help local Island restaurants and food businesses by providing them with professional quality photos of their creations and add a little more *pizazz* back into PEI’s food scene.
Follow her Instagram @sunday.proper.studios for tons of food photos and recipe ideas!