Wine Tours

Sommelier Mia Papadopolous and Top Chef Canada’s Chris Shaften lead Free Range Tours, an exclusive and boutique tour service company operating out of Kelowna, British Columbia.

We specialize in intimate tours of the surrounding wine country and are particularly known for leading our clients to hidden gems with private tastings with the winemaker or vintner and creating one of a kind culinary experiences.

Trust the tour to someone with an inside track to the wineries – both grand and garage!


Private Chef Dinners

Chef Chris Shaften is turning his attention to private dining after leading the kitchens of many of Calgary's premier farm to table restaurants. He brings his Top Chef Canada chops and personable service to your next soirée.

The Pedigree

You may know Chef Chris Shaften from Top Chef Canada Season 3, but he honed his craft as Chef de cuisine at The Ranche, Chef de cuisine at FARM, owner of Krafty Kitchen + Bar as well as in kitchens across Canada.

The Experience

Cooking out of local markets, chef will create a custom menu per group that creates a full expression of time and place and is as unique as the occasion is. All served up with by a charismatic and personable team.

The food was delicious, creative, and visually appealing. Chris has worked with us to create the perfect menu and evening, whether it's a quiet dinner for 6 or party of 30. The service was exceptional, Chris & Ashley made themselves at home in our kitchen and left it spotless after they were done. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a chef for a private event.
–Van Dafoe, Senior VP & CFO, ARC Resources Ltd