EXECUTIVE CHEF — CURTIS LUK
Pedigreed chef Curtis Luk brings a fresh, contemporary approach to the cucina at Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar while also staying true to the signature rustic-yet-elegant style of regional Italian fare for which the downtown restaurant has become known.
Born in Hong Kong, Curtis got his first start in the industry at a young age in Waterloo, ON and bolstered his back-of-house savvy while staging under celebrated chef Marc Lepine at Atelier in Ottawa in 2008. He went on to become the Sous Chef at Courtyard Restaurant in the Canadian capital before heading to Vancouver to help Trevor Bird open Fable in 2012.
After a year at Fable and follow-up roles as Executive Chef at The Parker and Bambudda, Curtis embarked on his first job as Chef/Owner when he opened Kitsilano’s Mission in 2015. The new venture quickly earned rave reviews and was shortlisted by enRoute Magazine for its prestigious ranking of Canada’s Top New Restaurants 2016.
A contestant on both the second and fifth seasons of The Food Network’s Top Chef Canada, Curtis is excited to put his own stamp on the menu at Cibo Trattoria and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar while also reinforcing the restaurants’ singular focus on showcasing the very best local, seasonal ingredients available.