Coast Guard chefs share their talent

Canadian Coast Guard, Harold Steed and his partner Herb Lynch were cooking up a storm

Some specials were being served at Kelly’s Whistlestop Cafe the first week of October with some highly trained chefs doing the cooking.

While home in Lone Butte and on a break from their regular jobs cooking on the Sir Wilfred Laurier ship with the Canadian Coast Guard, Harold Steed and his partner Herb Lynch were cooking up a storm right here in our own little community.

Their home ship is the largest Coast Guard vessel on the West Coast and is a medium class ice breaker, which serves them well as they travel the West Coast. They regularly feed a crew of 28 and are recently home from a six-week expedition, which was looking for the lost John Franklin explorer ship, and they cooked for a crew of 49.

Steed has 12 years of experience in Coast Guard kitchens and is the first cook on board, with Lynch serving as second cook with 15 years experience baking and creating delicious menu additions.

They head back out to sea at the end of October and they never know where their next adventure will take them.