Hello Vancity Profile: Chef William Tse, Executive Chef of Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, Granville Island
Following in his father’s footsteps, William developed a passion for food and the culinary arts at a very young age. While working alongside his father, he learned the fundamentals of Asian cuisine.
William’s first formal position in the restaurant industry was at the Delta Pacific Hotel and Conference Centre and Resorts where he worked under the tutelage of Chef Wolfgang Leske. During his time here, William was exposed to Culinary Team Canada and the world of culinary competitions, earning his Red Seal as well as silver and bronze medals at various culinary shows.
Goldfish Pacific Kitchen marks William’s first foray as Executive Chef, where he spent 6 months developing menu items before its opening. Goldfish helped define William’s food and his creative flare. In August of 2010 William decided it was time for a new challenge, at which time he assumed the role of Executive Chef of the Sandbar Seafood Restaurant. Sandbar embraces the ultimate Vancouver food destination: a multitude of cultures from Japanese, to Chinese, to West Coast. This lends well to William’s style, the blending of cultures yet keeping the integrity of tradition.
Food creation is one of William’s passions, and attending local food events and culinary competitions; William’s goal is to expose Vancouver to his food. Doing his part to help define the food scene in Vancouver, William is an active member of the Ocean Wise program.
Chef William will be doing demos on the Celebrity Stage and also competing in the Master Chef competition at the 2012 Fraser Valley Food Show on September 14 – 16, 2012.
Sandbar Seafood Resaturant
1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9