Chef: Curtis Luk
Restaurant: The Parker Restaurant
Style of cuisine: Modern Vegetarian
Years working: 9
Previous restaurants: Fable, George Restaurant (Toronto), Courtyard Restaurant (Ottawa), Atelier Restaurant (Ottawa)
Personal philosophy: Hard work, dedication, cook with responsibility towards the community and the world at large.
Lessons for aspiring chefs: Always get the job done. Cooking is first and foremost a craft so you cannot neglect the technical skills and knowledge about your ingredients. Making mistakes is natural and acceptable, as long as you learn from them and as long as they don’t get sent out.
EAT! Vancouver is Canada's largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival, taking place at BC Place Stadium from May 30 – June 1. The festival features hundreds of food, beverage and kitchen goods exhibitors along with wineries, breweries, restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese seminars, cookbook authors, and chef competitions. Learn more at www.eat-vancouver.com