Born and Raised in the heart of Canada, Ross Derrick was exposed to an array of cuisines that stirred his passion for the art of cooking. Early in his career, Ross was mentored by Bernard Mirlycoutois. Chef Bernard inspired Ross with fresh morels, freshly hunted rabbits, and encouraged Ross on his passion for travel and cooking. Bernard would welcome Ross into his kitchen, every Spring, for a number of years, for 6-8 weeks as he came back from one adventure, as he was preparing for the next.
Ross’ journeys eventually landed him in the picturesque Kelowna, British Columbia. As Chef he opened Globe Tapas in 2008 under Owners Paul Doherty and Jude Brunt.
A pivotal chapter in Ross Derrick’s culinary story unfolded as he opened his own small restaurant, Broken Anchor in 2014. The restaurant changed names, and concepts throughout the pandemic and has been a favorite among locals and tourists to Kelowna since it opened.
in 2002 Ross’ carrer came full circle as he was able to purchase Globe from the first people who offered him the position of Executive Chef. Globe Restaurant continues to be a favourite amongst the international tourists who visit beautiful Big White Ski Resort
While Ross Derrick has undeniably left a mark on Kelowna’s dining scene, his impact reaches beyond the kitchen. During the First response to Covid, Ross was asked to cook meals to those who could not do so for themselves. Working with various organizations, his team has cooked over 150,000 meals to those experiencing homelessness, bringing sustenance and hope to those in need.
Ross Derrick is much more than a chef; he is a storyteller, a visionary, and a humanitarian. Through his work, Ross has enriched not only our palates but also our communities, leaving an indelible legacy of flavor and compassion that will continue to inspire and uplift those who know him.
Ross is a dedicated father, husband, and can often be found doting on his two companions Daisy, the St. Bernard, and Rosie, the Lab.