GOODS | Nicholas Lim Now The Executive Chef At West Van’s Award-Winning Fraiche

Fraîche is located at 2240 Chippendale Road in West Vancouver, BC | 604-925-7595 |

Fraîche is located at 2240 Chippendale Road in West Vancouver, BC | 604-925-7595 |

The GOODS from Fraîche

West Vancouver, BC | West Vancouver’s acclaimed Fraîche Restaurant is pleased to welcome Chef Nicholas Lim to the kitchen as Executive Chef and Director of Catering. In addition to his role at the restaurant, Chef Nik will be working closely with General Manager and Wine Director Paul Garbini to launch Fraîche Catering.

Classically trained at the Dubrulle Culinary Institute, Chef Nik quickly climbed the kitchen ranks at several of Vancouver’s influential restaurants including Caffe de Medici and the Hart House. At 25 years of age, Chef Nik became Executive Chef and Director of Operations at Gusto di Quattro, making him one of the youngest executive chefs in Vancouver.

Chef Nik’s philosophy is one that embraces simplicity while also masterfully blending texture, flavour and colour into every dish he creates, making this bright young chef an exciting fit for a restaurant that is renowned for attracting the best culinary talent in Canada. “Fraîche Restaurant offers an experience that celebrates the best of the west coast, both on the plate and out the window. It’s a daily inspiration to provide an unforgettable culinary experience for our guests every day at every occasion.” says Lim. In his new role, he replaces one of his culinary mentors, Carol Chow, who has stepped down to pursue a lifestyle change.

Renowned as one of West Vancouver’s most celebrated dining experiences, Fraîche Restaurant complements dishes that celebrate the best of Canada’s west coast with steadfast service and inspiring panoramic views. Fraîche was feted with Gold and Silver Awards for Best North Shore dining in the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards (2012 and 2013) and was named one of Canada’s Top Ten Best New Restaurants of 2008 by enRoute magazine.


Fraîche Restaurant | 2240 Chippendale Road | West Vancouver, BC | MAP
Telephone: 604-925-7595

Driving Instructions: Exit off Highway 1 at 21st Street exit. Make a left turn onto Skilift Road, which turns into Folkstone Way. Follow Folkstone Way (a road with a double yellow line) which will turn into Chippendale Road.

Lunch: Tue-Fri – 11am to 3pm | Dinner: Tue-Sun – 5pm to 10pm | Brunch: Sun – 11am to 3pm

Lounge & Bar Menu – All Day

CHEF Nicholas Lim | GENERAL MANAGER Paul Garbini


The Food Alone Is Worth The Drive – The View Makes It Remarkable


Renowned as one of West Vancouver’s most celebrated dining experiences , Fraîche is a feast for the senses. The bright and elegant dining room provides a sophisticated and comfortable framework to showcase the spectacular, panoramic view, while the top notch service team similarly supports the talented kitchen brigade.

Led by rising culinary talent Executive Chef, Nicholas Lim, Fraîche offers delicious and diverse menus for lunch, dinner, bar and brunch that incorporate west coast sensibilities and ingredients with global flare and flavours.

Enjoy an evolving and inspired selection of wines by the bottle and glass expertly paired for your meal or mood. Guests looking for a light lunch, indulgent weekend brunch, mouth- watering chef’s table experience or savoury bite after the game will find a welcoming place at the Fraîche table .

Dressed up or down, Fraîche is a warm, inviting place where the food, service and view always impress.

  • chungbot

    what’s a ‘lifestyle’ change?