Located on Ladysmith's beautiful heritage First Avenue on Vancouver Island.

Located on Ladysmith's beautiful heritage First Avenue on Vancouver Island.

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Meet the Chef

Kate Cram grew up on beautiful Vancouver Island, living in both Cedar and Ladysmith as a child. She has always had a strong passion for food and cooking receiving her first cookbook on her seventh birthday.

After high school, she packed up her belongings and moved to New York to attend the Culinary Institute of America, attaining an AOS Degree in Culinary Arts '98. She worked in fine dining at The Aeire, creating both pastries and garde manger creations.

In 1999, she and her family opened their first restaurant, The Sunflower Cafe. In 2002, they opened Old Town Bakery located in the heart of Ladysmith. The Bakery has become famous for their cinnamon buns and goodies, all made from scratch daily. In 2008, Kate received her Canadian Bakers Red Seal.

Red Seal
Kate smiling

CSNNAfter she and her sons began to experience food related health concerns, she and her husband opened Wild Poppy Bistro, a gluten- and peanut-free facility. After opening the Bistro and seeing the great demand for allergen-friendly foods she attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, where she received her Holistic Nutrition Certification in 2018.

This training reflects in her menu development and food preparation methods.


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Wild Poppy Bistro
541 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A1