Made in Vancouver Awards: Introducing Our Head Food Judge

Maenam's Chef Angus An joins our illustrious panel of pros for our second annual Made in Vancouver Awards.

We’re pretty thrilled that Chef Angus An, one of Vancouver’s most influential chef-restaurateurs, has come on board to judge our Food category at this year’s second annual Made in Vancouver Awards.

Chef Angus has six restaurants and eateries comprising his restaurant family: Fat Mao Noodles, Freebird Chicken Shack, Longtail Kitchen, Maenam, Popina Canteen, and Sen Pad Thai—and his flagship restaurant, Maenam, was named our 2016 Restaurant of the Year.

A flavour-driven chef, Angus’s cuisine is rooted in technique; his combined fine-arts and French culinary training allow him to see cooking as a balance of art and science, resulting in recipes built on tradition, innovation and presentation.

Chef Angus shared some insight into what he loves in our fair city.

Your go-to cocktail


Favourite run at Whistler

Not a run, but i like anything on Symphony Express

Perfect Vancouver spot

Granville island.  

Best place for a drink on a Tuesday night

Campagnolo Upstairs.

Best neighbourhood in the city

Kits—for its proximity to water, and it has a little of everything.

Best restaurant in the city

Kissa Tanto. I love Joël’s cooking.

A hidden gem more Vancouverites should know about 

No, it needs to stay a hidden gem!

What’s a perfect treat-yourself day?

Nice morning of mediation and stretches, brunch at Linh Cafe, two-hour afternoon massage.  Walk through the Vancouver Art Gallery; dinner at Cioppino’s.

Perfect hangover food?

Rice soup at Freebird Chicken or Fat Mao noodles.

Perfect big night out on the town?

What’s a big night? 

Ready to enter our 2nd annual Made in Vancouver Awards? Submit your entry today—deadline is March 13!