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Swallow Tail Creative Team

Chef Robin KortRobin Kort – Chef/Sommelier/Forager/Owner

A native Vancouverite who grew up slaving in the cities bustling restaurant scene.  She’s worked with some of the cities best chefs from Hawksworth,  Andrea Carlson of Burdock & Co, Wildebeests Jacob Deacon-Evans, Campagnolo’s chef Ted Anderson.  Her sommelier studies were under the wise Barb Phillips (Master of Wine).   In the vineyards, she happily nursed the vines of Venturi-Schulze Winery to complete her wine training.  She is a member of the Vancouver Mycological society and has been running wild mushroom foraging trips and cooking classes for 6 years.  Swallow Tail was created to unite these passions; cooking, drinking, foraging, friends and the great outdoors.   Chef Robin has been interviewed on the Food Network with Bob Blummer, CBC with Steven Quinn, Montecristo Magazine, Vancouver Magazine, the Huffington Post, Conde Nast Traveller and the Globe and Mail.

chefhatOur Collaborating Chefs

Swallow Tail’s underground dining events incorporate star chefs from around Vancouver to create our menus and events.

Past and present collaborators: Chef Bruno Feldeisen (James Beard award winner from France and judge on TV’s The great Canadian bake off), Chef Jacob Deacon-Evans (Wildebeest),  Hawksworth, Andrea Carlson (Bishops, Burdock&Co), Ted Anderson (Roma, Campagnolo), Jane Cornborough (L’Abattoir), Shelley Robinson (Diva at the Met), Pastry Chef Brooke Lodge (Cocolico), Alvin Pillay (Bluebird), Jamie Huynh (Farmer’s Apprentice), Eddy Myselweic (our lovely Michelin starred guest chef from France), Jefferson Alvarez (Cacao Restaurant)

We are always looking for more chefs and culinary creatives to collaborate with, shoot us an email at to get the conversation started.