Brian Hoang, who presents Soon as the Head Chef, is a professional Canadian Chef with over 15 years of international culinary experience, whose curiosity and passion for food led him to the top kitchens of Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Hong Kong and currently Dubai.
From an early age, Brian was always exposed to the Vietnamese culture of friends and family gatherings around food. Curious and adventurous, he found himself naturally gravitating to the kitchen and eventually enrolled in culinary competitions through high school, qualifying in the nationals. Empowered by his early successes and graduating with a diploma in Culinary Arts Management, Brian embarked his culinary career working for Fairmont Hotels.
Chef Brian is a well-rounded global citizen, who received his foundational Michelin Starred training from Chef Raymond Blanc, one of United Kingdom’s celebrated top Chefs, in Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. An avid traveler, Brian went on to explore the cuisines of almost every European country, extending into Scandinavia to do a stint at renowned Restaurant Frantzén.
With a strong foundation, he traveled to Australia, working at notable restaurants Mr. Wong, Vue De Monde, Lee Ho Fook. In Australia Brian discovered his love for modern asian cuisine. He further pursued this calling to Hong Kong to work for the award-winning Black Sheep Hospitality Group.