Travis Petersen is a West Coast native, born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. His interest in food began at an early age. He helped his mom cook nightly which led to his strong belief in the importance of family dinner. Growing up in a diverse population and after years of travelling abroad, Travis’ interest for food and cooking grew into a passion that drove his creativity. In 2015, Travis applied to be a participant on MasterChef Canada, a Canadian competitive cooking reality show. He was selected to compete as one of the Top 40 Chefs in Canada, and from there, things started to move quickly for Travis.
After returning from MasterChef Canada with fresh insights and a greater understanding of the culinary scene and the enormous potential it held, THE NOMAD COOK was born — a culinary brand that offers unique dining experiences through cannabis-infused creations. After Canada voted to legalize recreational use of cannabis in 2018, Travis saw an opportunity and embraced the booming industry, championing the acceptance of cannabis nationwide through food. A growing brand from coast to coast, THE NOMAD COOK offers a new approach for the artist behind the plate and a platform for chefs to cultivate opportunities outside of the traditional restaurant circuit.
To date, Travis’ colourful portfolio features celebrities, professional athletes, Dinner in the Sky Vancouver, and countless events across the country. Travis is a regular guest on nationwide televised news networks and international media publications such as The Weekend Morning News on Global Edmonton, Global Morning News Calgary, Global Morning News Edmonton, Global Morning News BC, CTV National, The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, CBC National News, The Vancouver Sun, The Province, Playboy, The Daily Hive and more! Travis brings his passion and creative flair to the table everywhere he goes.