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    VANCOUVER CHEFS

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  • ABOUT

     

     

    Our team is comprised of a group of creatives who share a passion for the local restaurant and chef community.

    Our mission is to provide an intimate look into the lives of

    chefs working in Vancouver's best kitchens.

     

    Christian Alvarez

    Founder & PHOTOGRAPHER

    Christian Alvarez is a culinary graduate, passionate gastronomic and founder of the Vancouver Chefs Official brand.

    His photography series, Line on the Line, has allowed Vancouverites to get an up close and personal look at many of Vancouver’s best chefs. In addition, his chef collaborative pop up dinners have become highly sought after, garnering a reputation for attention to detail, the unexpected and pop culture overtone.

  • CHEF COLLABORATIVE POP UP DINNERS

    Check out our pop up dinners. Often inspired by film, music and art

    EM REST X MAK N MING - POP UP no. 6

     

    Tasting Menu inspired by the commonality of both Mexican and Japanese cuisine.

    CHEFS: LUCHO MARTINEZ (Mexico City), MAKOTO ONO, AMANDA CHEN

     

    Mak N Ming Restaurant

    THE WORLD IS YOURS - THE SCARFACE DINNER - POP UP no. 05

     

    Tasting Menu inspired by Brian De Palma's 80s cult classic.

    CHEFS: Phil Scarfone, (Nightingale), Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson (Published), Aaron Surman (Lucky's Dougnuts), Scott Korzack (Autostrada)

     

    Wine Sponsorship from A Sunday in August.

     

    Sponsors - Bacardi Canada, Two Rivers Meats.

     

    Fable Kitchen Restaurant

    THE TUPAC AND BIGGIE TRIBUTE DINNER - POP UP no. 4

     

    Tasting Menu inspired by music from two of hip hop's all-time greats.

    CHEFS: MIKEY ROBBINS (AnnaLena), EVA CHIN (Boulevard), DAN MCGEE (Au Comptoir)

     

    Wine Sponsorship from The Hatch Wines.

    Cocktail pairings by Soap.

     

    Soap Cocktail Bar

    NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM DINNER - POP UP no. 3

    Tasting Menu inspired by the work of Van Gogh, Dali, Warhol, Banksy and more.

    CHEFS: SEAN REEVE (The Mackenzie Room), IAN MCHALE (Wildebeest) , BRIAN LUPTAK (Acorn), JEREMY KERSHE (Fable)

     

    Wine Sponsorship from The Hatch Wines.

     

    Mak N Ming Restaurant

    THE PULP FICTION DINNER - POP UP no. 2

    Tasting Menu inspired by Quentin's iconic masterpiece.

    CHEFS: SEAN REEVE (The Mackenzie Room), PHIL SCARFONE (Nightingale), JUSTIN ELL (Crowbar), DOUG STEPHEN (Merchants, DL Chicken)

     

    Cocktail pairings from Crowbar.

     

    Crowbar Restauranrt

     

    THE MJ - THRILLER ALBUM DINNER - POP UP no. 1

     

    Tasting Menu inspired by songs from Michael's legendary record.

    CHEFS: TREVOR BIRD (Fable), MAKOTO ONO MakNMing), SEAN REEVE (The Mackenzie Room), AMANDA CHENG (MakNMing), MARK SINGSON

     

    Wine Sponsorship from Le Vieux Pin & La Stella Wines.

     

    Mak N Ming Restaurant

  • THE INCEPTION DINNER SERIES

    a dream inside a dream, a restaurant inside a restaurant

     

     

     

     

    What does Christopher Nolan's film Inception have to do with food?

    Watch the video

    INCEPTION 0001 - CHEF LUCHO MARTINEZ

    CHEF/OWNER - EM RESTAURANT - MEXICO CITY

    Originally from Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Lucho Martinez first began his professional cooking career at the tender age of 14.

    At age 17 he moved to Cancun to expand his knowledge of high end gastronomy.

    A few years later he travelled to Mexico City where he was part of the award winning Quintonil restaurant team under renowned chef Jorge Vallejo and at Maximo Bistrot for chef Eduardo Gracia who Lucho considers a true mentor. Wanting to start his own restaurant concept Lucho joined the successful Japanese restaurant group Edo Kobayashi to head up his own project restaurant EM.

    In the past couple of years Lucho has cooked along side many of the world's top chefs and already has plans to cook in London, Tokyo and New York City at the James Beard House this coming year.

     

    EM RESTAURANT

    MEXICO CITY

    Nestled in the Cuauhtémoc neighborhood of Mexico City, Milia was essentially conceived as a product restaurant. With a menu rigorously based on the temporality of the ingredients, Milia immerses diners in an authentic omakase experience. It is the first restaurant of the Edo Kobayashi Group whose proposal is abbreviated from other kitchens - Mexican, French, American and of course their signature Japanese.

    Open the sliding door of Milia and you will immediately notice the 18 seat chef counter wrapped around a dynamic open kitchen concept. The architectural design of the space encourages the experience of both the diner and the chef to live in the same environment, share the same atmosphere and listen to the same music.This close interaction defines the visit to Milia and transforms it into a unique event that appeals to all the senses.

    CHEF LUCHO IN ACTION

    MUNCHIES CHEFS NIGHT OUT

    In this episode of Chefs Night Out, Lucho opens his doors at Milia and shares some of his business partner's restaurants in the rapidly growing Little Tokyo area of Mexico City.

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