executive chef, signature restaurants
Alex Chen is a classically trained chef who got his first taste of the restaurant industry as a dishwasher and busboy in Vancouver. He’s come a long way since then, leading Team Canada in the 2013 Bocuse d’Or, opening Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar in 2014, and winning gold at the 2018 Canadian Culinary Championships. Alex is the go-to guy for Canadian foodie TV, and is now chef and judge on the new Food Network Canada’s Wall of Chefs, which premiered in February 2020.
Vancouver is where Alex met his wife Elizabeth, and where they are raising their two children to respect cultural touchstones and time-honoured traditions Alex learned in his mother kitchen: the love and care that go into cooking for family and loved ones, and an affinity for the bounty of fresh produce, proteins and seafood available year-round from local farms, fields and fisheries.