David Hawksworth, Chef & Owner
Chef David Hawksworth realises his culinary vision at his first eponymous restaurant, in the very heart of downtown Vancouver. At Hawksworth Restaurant he has created the ideal setting to deliver compelling contemporary Canadian cuisine; a demonstration of his
European-trained technical ability, deep appreciation for local ingredients and an absolute insistence on only the very best quality. Winner
of 2012 and 2013 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Restaurant of the Year and Chef of the Year and Best Upscale Dining, as
well as enRoute magazine’s top three Best New Restaurants, and Maclean’s magazine Restaurant of the Year; Hawksworth has
anchored himself at the helm of the Vancouver – and Canadian – dining scene. A native Vancouverite who spent a decade honing his talents in Europe working in Michelin-starred kitchens such as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, L’Escargot and The Square, David Hawksworth soon emerged as one of Canada’s leading culinary talents upon his return in summer 2000. In 2008 David was named to Western Living’s ‘Top 40
under 40’ and became the youngest chef inductee in to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame. In 2013 he launched the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation, which awards $10,000 annually to boost the career of a young professional chef; Hawksworth
is joined by notable guest chef judges from across the country to determine the winner from ten finalists who compete in a culinary cook off, firmly cementing Hawksworth’s culinary influence on the international stage.
Hawksworth has travelled extensively as a guest chef, most recently to the James Beard House, in New York City, also to Sevva, in Hong Kong, Splendido Bar & Grill in Toronto and Cakebread Cellars in the Napa Valley. Hawksworth appeared as a guest judge on
the season one finale of Food Network Canada’s Top Chef and has participated in numerous TV cooking segments. Hawksworth donates his time to a number of charitable causes including his long-standing commitment to Fishing For Kids the West Coast
Fishing Club’s annual charity tournament benefiting the Canucks Autism Network.