About Us

Welcome to the Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild

The Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild (TUCG) stands as a beacon of community-driven change on the picturesque shores of Vancouver Island's west coast. Born from the shared vision of forward-thinking chefs and dedicated farmers in 2010, our journey began with a simple yet profound realization: the need for fresh, locally sourced ingredients in our coastal towns of Tofino and Ucluelet. This marked the establishment of TUCG, a group of folks dedicated to bridging the gap between producers and buyers – bringing fresh, local ingredients to Tofino & Ucluelet all while nurturing community initiatives.

Our Mission

At the core of our mission lies a dual commitment: to make locally produced food both accessible and affordable, while ensuring fair compensation for the hardworking individuals who supply it. Through our platform, we bridge the gap between farmers, fishermen, foragers, and other food producers, and the families, restaurants, grocers, and businesses who seek their bounty. By fostering a reliable market for local producers, we empower them to thrive in a competitive landscape while nurturing community initiatives that extend beyond mere commerce.

Community Initiatives

Beyond commercial transactions, the TUCG is deeply invested in nurturing the fabric of our communities. From supplying fresh produce to local schools, hospice patients, and indigenous communities, to hosting workshops that empower individuals to cultivate and cook their own food, we recognize the transformative power of food in shaping healthier, more connected societies.

Join Our Movement

The Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild is more than just an organization; it's a movement fueled by the power of local partnerships, sustainable practices, and community connections. As we expand our impact and work towards a healthier, more affordable future for our rural communities, we invite you to join us in this journey. Become a member today and support independent food producers while helping to shape the future of our coastal paradise. Together, we can make a difference, one meal at a time.