Spending his youth in the prairies of Saskatchewan, Cree-Métis chef, Heat Laliberte has called Vancouver home for the last 16 years.

Heat has worked in Vancouver’s top restaurants and hotels since he began his career as a chef in 2005. He currently works at the luxury, and award winning Fairmont Pacific Rim. In one of his first placements in the hotel kitchens, Heat learned the art of charcuterie with support from some of the best chefs in Canada. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Pacific Rim’s top-prize when he was named Employee of the Year.

Heat travelled to Rio de Janiero where he took the lead as Restaurant Chef for world-class athletes in at the USA House at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Heat is already planning his trip to Pyeongchang, Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic games.

In November 2016 Heat completed the Aboriginal Business & Entrepreneurship Skills Training program in Vancouver. This course helps to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of people, communities and organizations. During the course, Heat worked diligently to combine his experience as a chef, and to create a product to be proud of: artisanal, naturally smoked and hormone-free bacon.

With the support of his instructors, mentors, friends and family, Heat created One Arrow.