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      Age

      1976

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      Type of cuisine

      French, Japanese, Italian

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      Expertise

      Brand ambassador,

      Recipe development,

      Show cooking, TV,

      Speaker, Workshops

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      Awards & Honours

      • 2018: #10 in Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants
      • Bronze at Vancouver Magazine’s Restaurant Awards
      • #4 in TimeOut’s 22 Best Restaurants in Vancouver

    "If there’s anyone else on the planet combining Snake River Farms Wagyu, pearl onion petals
    salt, charred scallion sauce, Parmesan, arima sansho, fresh herbs and gnocco fritto,
    it’d be a miracle. But under Watanabe’s eye it all seems like the most logical idea ever,
    and the praise—and the attendant crowds—started the moment the doors opened and haven’t stopped since"
    (Neal McLennan, Western Living)
    The 2017 top Chef of the year award went to none other than Joël Watanabe of Kissa Tanto / Bao Bei stardom, ranking him among Canadian superstars. Chef Watanabe’s creativity and intuition know no bounds. He is greatly influenced by his diverse cultural background (Corsican grandfather, Japanese father, French-Canadian mother)
    Growing up, celebratory foods were important in his family. He takes recipes, tips and traditions he learned from an early age and turns them into something incredible. He is a Chef who understands that simplicity can be luxurious. True to Vancouver traditions, Kissa Tanto is sustainable.

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    Description
    • icon
      Age

      1976

    • icon
      Type of cuisine

      French, Japanese, Italian

    • icon
      Expertise

      Brand ambassador,

      Recipe development,

      Show cooking, TV,

      Speaker, Workshops

    • icon
      Awards & Honours

      • 2018: #10 in Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants
      • Bronze at Vancouver Magazine’s Restaurant Awards
      • #4 in TimeOut’s 22 Best Restaurants in Vancouver

    "If there’s anyone else on the planet combining Snake River Farms Wagyu, pearl onion petals
    salt, charred scallion sauce, Parmesan, arima sansho, fresh herbs and gnocco fritto,
    it’d be a miracle. But under Watanabe’s eye it all seems like the most logical idea ever,
    and the praise—and the attendant crowds—started the moment the doors opened and haven’t stopped since"
    (Neal McLennan, Western Living)
    The 2017 top Chef of the year award went to none other than Joël Watanabe of Kissa Tanto / Bao Bei stardom, ranking him among Canadian superstars. Chef Watanabe’s creativity and intuition know no bounds. He is greatly influenced by his diverse cultural background (Corsican grandfather, Japanese father, French-Canadian mother)
    Growing up, celebratory foods were important in his family. He takes recipes, tips and traditions he learned from an early age and turns them into something incredible. He is a Chef who understands that simplicity can be luxurious. True to Vancouver traditions, Kissa Tanto is sustainable.

    Download Presentation