Acclaimed Bao Bei On Lookout For Experienced Chef De Cuisine


The GOODS from Bao Bei

Vancouver, BC | As we finish up our 7th year in business, we are looking to reenergize the Bao Bei kitchen by recruiting a fresh face to lead the team under the direction of Joël Watanabe. We are searching for an experienced chef de cuisine with a love for Asian food and a special type of creativity that can combine these flavours with other techniques and cuisines to assemble casual and delicious plates. Above all, we are looking for someone who values a positive work environment and can nurture talent, inspire growth, and foster a supportive workplace. This is a salaried position with full benefits. If interested, please email tannis [at] with a resumé attached.



163 Keefer St., Vancouver, BC V5T 1Z4
Telephone: 604 688 0876
Website: | Twitter: @BaoBei1


Monday to Saturday 5.30pm – Midnight. (effective June 1st, 2015)


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The People

Owner: Tannis Ling
Head Chef: Joël Watanabe
Bar Manager: Derek Granton

About Bao Bei


Meaning “precious” in Mandarin, Bao Bei opened in January of 2010 in the heart of Chinatown with the hope of recreating that special charm that the area used to have. We specialize in rustic Chinese small plates meant for a more intimate dining experience. Chef Joël Watanabe, utilizes French techniques and the Japanese eye for plating and presentation to refine traditional flavours, creating unique dishes that maintain authenticity yet display a modern approach. All our ingredients are locally sourced, organic, hormone free and sustainable and not to worry, we do not use MSG in anything. Derek Granton oversees the bar with a diverse beer list, a succinct but smart wine list and an imaginative cocktail program using ingredients found in neighbouring Chinatown herbal shops that owner, Tannis Ling, grew up with. The room is a labour of love with elements of a traditional French brasserie intertwined with vintage Chinese motifs, clean modern lighting and playful details that nod to the owner’s family. Our aim is to stuff you with yummy food and drink and serve it to you in the most genuine, sincere manner.



EnRoute Magazine: 2nd Best New Restaurant in Canada
Georgia Straight:  Best New Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant Awards: Diner’s Choice Best New Modern Chinese Restaurant

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