Dennis is a born and raised BC boy, who was a terrible student and fell into restaurants with his first dishwashing job, merely to get in from outside working construction. Its been quite a ride ever since, with a career that has spanned the best restaurants in Canada, stints in Chicago, San Fransisco, Napa Valley, New York and a win on Chopped Canada for the Food Network.
Out of cooking school, Dennis landed a job at perennial best restaurant in Canada, Lumiere. After working there for a number of years and working all positions in the restaurant, he wanted more for his career which pointed in the direction of the US.
After hounding Chef Thomas Keller week after week with resumes and cover letters, a shocking call came one Friday during service. The call came from the French Laundry, the best restaurant, two years in row, in the entire world. “Be in New York in two weeks” that was the message. Dennis made it to New York, with Chef Keller in the process of opening PerSe, his second 3 Michelin Star restaurant. Dennis went on to work a life changing experience at The French Laundry with some of the top chefs in the country. Settled back in Vancouver, Dennis has been part of opening teams at Glowbal Group, run Grouse Mountain Resort and most recently worked as Executive Restaurant Chef at Fairmont Hotels. Dennis, on top of being a dedicated chef, is also a Mens’s Physique Champion, and of course passionate about all areas of his life.
Dennis and Dariya have long talked about doing their “own thing” and seeing an opportunity to combine both his talents and passion together to create this amazing new venture was to hard to pass up. He can’t wait to work with you on what ever your goals, celebrations, and milestones are, and would be honoured to be apart of them.