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About Us


About Kate
and the Swell Kitchen

A lifelong love affair with food, cooking outdoors, and the sea come together at Swell Kitchen. We remind each friend, new and old, of the magic of cooking and eating outside, where everything simply tastes better. We welcome friends new and old to enjoy a coffee on the dock, or come to one of our Get-Togethers on our Dining Deck. Learn something new at one of our Swell Kitchen Cook-Togethers, or just come and say hello. We always enjoy visiting with our family and friends, new and old.

Set on pristine Westcoast shores, nestled in a shimmering fjord, Swell Kitchen is an entirely off-grid, water access only, seaside cooking hideaway just minutes by boat from Vancouver, BC, yet completely remote and wonderfully wild.

Classically trained chef, live fire cook and professional crabbing expert Kate Fraser will take you to the water's edge as she cooks from her ocean home at our Get-Togethers. Quality local ingredients prepared with simple flair, Kate shows friends and family, new and old, how to create the experience of cooking outdoors, on your own bbq, backyard picnic, or public park oasis.


Each Get-Together, Cook-Together, instagram post, posted video, or live stream takes you beachside to her Swell Kitchen, or cooking over an open fire on the shore. Go fishing for the freshest seafood, bake in a wood-fired oven crafted from beach rocks. Collect naturally sourced ingredients found at the shores of her seaside home, or join her on a cozy winter day cooking inside at Allswell Cottage with a crackling fire.


Every day is a simple adventure.


From Dockside Brews 
to Dining Deck Views

Whether you are a kayaker, paddle boarder, local or visiting boater, we want to be friends with you! Come, say hello and take a break from the winds and get to know us. Paddle by if you're looking to connect with friends over the best special coffees and nibbles-to-go while up in Indian Arm.

Get invited to our family-style seaside harvest table for a Get-Together and enjoy 180° ocean views while you are treated to our local, fresh and handmade menu. Want to enjoy brunch, lunch and dinner with us? Our home is invitation only for all of our new friends so get in touch today and let's hang out.

What Our Newest Friends Are Saying


Nicole, Guest at Swell Kitchen: Get-Together

"...I cannot recommend this place enough. You will not be disappointed. They have put thought and love into every detail and it shows. I will definitely be back to visit my friends again!" 


Isaac, Guest at Swell Kitchen Cook-Together: Crab Catch & Cook

"...The most highlight of the experience is going to their home, Allswell Cottage, to cook all the crabs in the Swell Kitchen. It was so fresh and super delicious. We both really loved the experience and really happy we got together for this during our time in Vancouver."


Caitlin, Guest at Swell Kitchen Get-Together: Crab Catch & Cook

"Kate and John are some of the nicest, most interesting people I have ever met. The whole experience was much more like hanging out with a cool Aunt and Uncle than booking a stuffy cooking class. We ate together at their harvest table on their incredible Dining Deck. It was just an amazing experience. I could not recommend it enough. Probably my favourite thing I did in Vancouver. 10/10. Loved it."

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