Chef Alex Tung is the Corporate Chef at La Grotta Del Formaggio, a Vancouver based specialty food/wine importer/distributor and Owner/Executive Chef of Yowza!culinary + concepts, a Vancouver based boutique firm specializing in restaurant consulting, culinary media and distinctive catering. Chef Alex Tung has always had a deep and intimate relationship with food. Having cooked in some of the top kitchens around the world, Alex has now planted his roots in Vancouver. Alex’s formal culinary education was at the highly esteemed New England Culinary Institute, but his true culinary education took place working for culinary giants such as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud and Christian Delouvrier.
In Vancouver, he worked with Pino Posteraro at Cioppino’s and Frank Dodd at the Wedgewood Hotel, was the award winning Executive Chef at Tapenade Bistro and most recently the Managing Partner/Executive Chef at Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria. Chef Alex Tung has found inspiration in the surrounding environment. His determination to use high quality, indigenous and sustainable ingredients adds to the authenticity of his cuisine. His philosophy towards food is very clear; “simple, yet elegant cuisine,” cooked with proper technique and passion.
Chef Alex serves on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Schoolyard Society and spends most of his leisure time with his beautiful wife and children. Read about his culinary adventures on his blog, http://chefsnightout.wordpress.com/ or follow his witty commentary on http://twitter.com/chefalextung