The Captain and the Chef!

Chris and Tina ~


Capt. Chris & Chef Tina knew they were meant for each other shortly after meeting at a training course being put on by Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary.

It did not take long to figure out that they both wanted to cruise and enjoy the world via the ocean. So a plan was made and their goal to work as a Captain and Chef Team was put into action. After meeting; Tina enrolled in Culinary Arts at North Island College to start working towards her Red Seal Chef’s Designation.

Chris continued his Marine Teaching career but instead of working for RCM-SAR as their Safety Management Officer/ and Regional Trainer, Chris now works as a contract trainer. Training members of RCM-SAR, RCMP Marine Division as well as individuals and corporate customers through partnering with various Marine Schools in British Columbia

Together they started working as a Captain and Chef Team on Private Yachts in between traveling all over British Columbia providing Marine and First Aid Training to businesses and organizations as well as on the water training. They also manage to continue with ongoing professional development and did this for 12 years.


Tina being a member of the North Vancouver Island Chef Association was contacted regarding an opportunity to open a Hut at the Vancouver Christmas Market.

Having German heritage in her family and knowing how to make Spätzle, Das Spätzle Haus was created and Chris and Tina started hand making and selling Spätzle at the Market since 2016.

With the success of their Spätzle Haus and the demand for their product outside of the Christmas season, they soon started selling their Spätzle through Rempel Meats in Abbotsford, BC.

Today they have expanded their Love Story Foods brand into more retail locations throughout Vancouver, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

If your interested in what they are cooking up now visit their website