Alan, originally from Saskatoon, SK, has been cooking professionally since the age of 18. At that young age, he flew through a three-year apprenticeship under top chefs at a few different large hotels including The Sheraton Cavalier, graduating with top marks.
He continued refining his skills, taking a Sous Chef position at a fine dining establishment in Saskatoon, called Jameson Street Restaurant, and then his first Head Chef position at Armadillos.
The next step in his illustrious career was as Executive Chef and Partner for Mano’s, where he called home for over a decade.
It was at this time the couple met, and there was a subsequent move to Ontario. After two years as the Chef at Nature’s Emporium, Alan did some consulting for various restaurants in Georgina while they focused on the perfect opportunity and location for them to bring their passion of owning their own restaurant to life.
And here we are today…
A wide variety of medals he has won through a number of culinary competitions, and an avid supporter of community through charity work, both which are the last things he speaks about.