West Announces New Appointments


Vancouver’s West restaurant has named Quang Dang its new executive chef and Owen Knowlton its new restaurant director.

“I’m thrilled to be returning home to West — joining our talented sous chefs, Alex Hon and Joel Panlilio — and to introduce the addition of our Elements menu. It’s all about making our coastal cuisine easily accessible, whether you want to enjoy a few plates at the bar, make a meal of them or enjoy our new tasting menus,” said Dang, who began his career at West in 2005.

The new Elements menu is a collection of more than 30 ‘single-component’ plates incorporating ‘Sea’, ‘Starch,’ ‘Pasture’ and ‘Vegetable.’

Knowlton, who will continue to serve as the wine director, in addition to assuming the role of restaurant director, was voted Sommelier of the Year in 2011 at the Vancouver International Playhouse Wine Festival.

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