Nyle Petherbridge

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, Culinary Arts

Nyle Petherbridge




Huber Hall

CAF 131

Culinary Arts

School of Trades and Technology

With over thirty years of experience in various luxury hotels and casual dining restaurants, Nyle has helped facilitate the success of many companies through menu development and culinary innovation. Throughout Nyle’s career in industry, he has overseen the production of several restaurants culinary training programs and has supported the development of culinary teams throughout Canada.  His strength in leadership and team member development has played a huge part in his success over the years and has always looked to help develop and train the next generation of talented young chefs.

Prior to 2022 Nyle was involved in the opening of ten distinctly different, and successful restaurant concepts across Canada and the United States. Locally on Vancouver Island, Nyle was the executive chef who developed, rebranded, and reopened the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa’s, Aqua Bistro & Wine Bar and the Ocean7 fine dining restaurant. Nyle’s career as a chef has taken him from the northern tip of British Columbia Canada to Tallinn, Estonia where he was the executive chef on a 600-room ocean going vessel that took him from Northern British Columbia to the Panama Canal in Central America. 

As an accomplished Canadian Red Seal Chef, member of the Canadian Culinary Federation of Chefs and Cooks and the British Columbia Chefs’ Association, Nyle supports the tourism and hospitality industry and all its professionals. In 2018 Nyle turned his focus to education and started teaching culinary arts on Vancouver Island, while endeavoring to complete his provincial instructor diploma, along with a business administration certificate. In 2021 he relocated to Victoria to join the team at Camosun College to support the development and training of the newest generations of chefs to come.

Nyle is passionate about supporting new and upcoming individuals who are looking to join this incredible and rewarding industry.