Chef Jack Chen
Jack Chen was born in Taiwan and moved to Vancouver with his family at a very young age aptly observing his mother, a talented home cook, in the kitchen. Throughout high school and university he worked nights and summers at various cooking jobs and it was only after completing an economics degree in Victoria and taking an inspirational trip to Japan and New Zealand, that Jack finally realized his true passion and applied to Vancouver’s Northwest Culinary Academy.
Since graduating, Jack worked at some of Vancouver’s most well respected restaurants, including Bishop’s, Pear Tree, L’Abattoir as sous-chef and as head chef at Farmer’s Apprentice. He has also spent a significant amount of time abroad, working in London at The Ledbury and L’Autre Pied, and staging at New York City’s Per Se, Napa Valley’s Ubuntu, Belgium’s In de Wulf, and Germany’s La Vie.