VANCOUVER — David Gunawan has earned his spot atop the culinary hierarchy at West Restaurant in Vancouver with his promotion to executive chef.
Gunawan has risen to the top quickly since joining the team at the fine-dining hotspot in 2007. This spring, he made the ascent from executive sous chef to chef de cuisine, and now he’s set to lead the kitchen.“I am proud to accept this exciting position,” said Gunawan. “I have had the opportunity to assemble and lead a kitchen brigade that is completely invested in excellence. I look forward to building upon this tradition at West and the challenge of continuing to exceed the expectations of our guests.”
The Singapore-raised chef, once an aspiring engineer educated at Indiana’s Purdue University, has cooked in restaurants in the U.S. and Canada.