Allen's passion and talent for the culinary arts began very early in life. In his early teens, Allen started his professional chef's apprenticeship and by his early twenties, Allen had attained Head Chef Status at the celebrated Lee Garden in Hong Kong; It was an auspicious beginning for the young chef.
Allen's vision was a guiding force in the famed "New Era" Cantonese cuisine. Occurring in Hong Kong in the 1980's, the New Era was a revitalizing change that emphasized innovation and creativity in food preparation. His renowned talent led to numerous offers from well-known Hong Kong establishments.
In 1989, the Kirin Restaurant Group welcomed Allen as our Executive Chef. Allen's love for the nuances of fine seafood forms the foundations of the Kirin menu -- specialties include his award-winning dishes using crab, lobster, and oysters. Thrilled to work with B.C.'s fresh and abundant local ingredients, Allen is happy to share his passion for excellent Chinese cuisine with Vancouver.