Chef de Cuisine
“Contemporary in technique and presentation, a showcase of Canadian ingredients, and all encompassing of the ethnic diversity of our region” says Kristian Eligh of the menus at Hawksworth Restaurant, adding “we are striving to create compelling flavour profiles, while keeping the cuisine light, fresh and vibrant.”
With over ten years of culinary experience under his belt, Chef Eligh has continued to excel since finishing as the top apprentice of his graduating year. To date, his impressive resume includes recent tenures as opening Chef de Cuisine at Market by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-La Hotel and also as Chef de Cuisine of Diva at the Met at the Metropolitan Hotel.
In further pursuit of his passion, Chef Eligh has completed stages in an impressive collection of leading North American restaurants that include Blackbird Restaurant and L₂O in Chicago; Spice Market, Perry St and Jean Georges in New York; as well as McCrady’s in Charleston, South Carolina, all of which continue to influence his cooking style today.
As Chef de Cuisine of Vancouver’s highly anticipated Hawksworth Restaurant, Chef Eligh’s goal is to lead a strong kitchen brigade in producing consistently amazing food and to implement sound systems in the back of house that will aid Hawksworth in becoming a landmark restaurant in Vancouver.