DINER | “Two Chefs” Co-Owner Releases Statement On Warrant For Partner’s Arrest

September 23, 2013 

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By now you’ve probably heard/read the shitty, shocking news alleging that former Two Chefs & A Table co-owner Allan Bosomworth had a secret camera installed in the washroom at the now closed DTES resturant:

A warrant is out for the arrest of a restaurant co-owner who authorities allege observed or recorded people “in a place in which they could reasonably be expected to be nude.”

Two former employees of the restaurant say they were told by a co-owner not charged in the matter that he discovered a USB-key-sized camera on Dec. 18, 2012 while cleaning around the toilet in the co-ed washroom used by patrons and staff of the now-closed upscale establishment.

Police and the Crown would not comment on the case.

The Crown alleges Allan Bosomworth observed or recorded people “in a place in which they could reasonably be expected to be nude, to expose their genital organs and, or anal region,” according to the indictment and arrest warrant filed Sept. 13, 2013. The documents cite part of section 162 of the Criminal Code.

The alleged offence, which carries a prison sentence of up to five years but has not been proven in court, took place between Dec. 14, 2012 and Dec. 18, 2012, according to the court document.

During the busy Christmas party season, the only bathroom at Two Chefs And A Table, a popular, upscale, 28-seat restaurant on the edge of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, would have been used by hundreds of guests. It was the only private space in the restaurant, and the place where staff routinely changed in and out of their uniforms before and after their shifts.

I just got off the phone with Karl Gregg, the now defunct restaurant’s co-owner (it closed in mid-June after a five year run). He’s holding up as well as you can imagine, despite the barrage of negative attention. The press is naturally in full foam about this (food and alleged perversion being the front page fodder they are), so the following statement – which I imagine was drafted by his lawyer – will start making the rounds later today…

Due to on-going criminal proceedings we are unable to comment on any specifics at this time beyond saying that we, the other two owners of the business, acted quickly and diligently from the very beginning of this incredibly unfortunate situation – from reporting the matter to police and cooperating fully with the investigation, to ensuring that Allan Bosomworth was immediately terminated from any on-site access or responsibilities.

The safety of our staff and customers is always topmost in our minds. Our businesses are part of our community and our customers are our friends. As owners, we are saddened, sickened and devastated by what has occurred but as this matter is now before the courts we have been advised that we are unable to further comment on specifics of this incident until such a time as the criminal proceedings are complete.

What an awful thing. I feel terrible for the former employees and all the past Two Chefs guests who are probably not a little freaked out about this. At the same time, as this whole thing unfolds, I think it’s very important to remember that Karl did the right thing from the get go by contacting the police and telling his staff. He’s a great guy and a terrific chef who has worked really hard throughout his life, so I really hope that his personal reputation doesn’t take too hard a hit because of what his business partner is alleged to have done.

DINER: After 5 Year Run, Railtown’s “Two Chefs & A Table” Set To Close On June 15

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by Andrew Morrison | Just got a message from Two Chefs & A Table (305 Alexander St.) owner Karl Gregg, which I’ve excerpted below. It’s an unfortunate one…

It is with no small amount of sadness that Two Chefs and a Table announces that we will be offering the last service at our Railtown Bistro on June 15. We’d like to take this moment to offer our sincere thanks to the many people who chose to make us part of their lunch, brunch, dinner and catering plans over the last five-plus years. We’d also like to thank all our friends in the food industry for their support and encouragement.

Silver lining: The Two Chefs name and menu will continue to run at the location in Richmond.

GOODS: Railtown’s “Two Chefs & A Table” Laying Out Massive New Year’s Eve Feast

December 30, 2011 

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

The GOODS from Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | 2011 has been a fantastic year for Two Chefs and a Table on so many levels. Most obviously, our family has grown over the year with the opening of two new shops: Big Lou’s Butcher Shop and Two Chefs Richmond, along with our exciting partnership with The Cultch to manage all food and beverage operations at The Founders Lounge. Through these new ventures, we’ve been able to bring more great people into our team and offer our food to many more people on a daily basis. To celebrate the close of this year and the arrival of 2012, we’ve gathered our favourite dishes from the year into a five course New Year’s Eve feast and pairing each with a favourite cocktail or wine (including a glass of Veuve Cliquot to close the meal). Details and menu after the jump… Read more

DINER: The Lunch Counter At Richmond’s New “Two Chefs & A Table” Opened Today

October 11, 2011 

The two chefs behind Railtown’s Two Chefs & A Table opened the lunch counter at their Richmond expansion this morning. From our August 30th story:

Karl Gregg and Allan Bosomworth of Big Lou’s and Two Chefs & A Table have just picked up a 3700 sqft spot in a busy but under-served industrial slice of Richmond (3331 Viking Way) and plan on turning it into a second location of Two Chefs (dubbed “Two Chefs Richmond”). The space will accommodate some 100 seats. That includes a patio, a 24 seat communal table, a 20 seat diner-ish cafe and lunch counter (opening at 7am), a 12 seat bar and a 20 seat private room. In addition to being a fully functioning restaurant and private event space, the new Two Chefs will act as a commissary kitchen for the other two businesses. “We’ve been looking at ways to grow Two Chefs and a Table for some time now and this Richmond opportunity made sense on a lot of levels,” says Bosomworth. “The commissary kitchen will be a huge asset for all of our projects and the Richmond location will help introduce us to a whole new group of customers. From what I’ve been told, Two Chefs Richmond will have similar menus to the original in Gastown/Railtown, but they’ll be beerier, meaning we can expect more casual fare (think grass-fed burgers and mac’n’cheese and a craft beer program).

The dining room should open next Monday. We wish them well.

GOODS: Polderside Spring Lamb Supper Set For “Two Chefs And A Table” On Sept. 14th

September 7, 2011 

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

The GOODS from Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | This year, we were lucky to receive an exclusive delivery of Polderside Spring Lamb at Big Lou’s Butcher Shop. We were the only supplier in town to receive these lambs and it’s been a pleasure to work with them and watch our customers enjoy taking them home to cook and eat.

We held back some of the best lamb with the idea of doing a special meal based around a variety of lamb dishes and products and we’re really excited to announce our Polderside Lamb Dinner to be held on the evening of September 14th in the bistro. The five-course meal will include dishes made from a variety of lamb parts, everything from loin and leg entrées to lamb heart and kidney paté, lamb head ravioli and a lamb broth soup. We’re even making our signature lamb merguez into a sausage roll that we’re serving as the amuse bouche.

The meal will also serve as a way to remember our good friend Jens-Hugo Jacobsen of Polderside Farms who passed away while working on the farm he loved. Hopefully, a meal like this is the best tribute we can pay to him. You can find all the details and the full menu after the jump… Read more

DINER: Railtown’s Two Chefs & A Table Set To Expand With New “Two Chefs Richmond”

by Andrew Morrison | Karl Gregg and Allan Bosomworth of Big Lou’s and Two Chefs & A Table have just picked up a 3700 sqft spot in a busy but under-served industrial slice of Richmond (3331 Viking Way) and plan on turning it into a second location of Two Chefs (dubbed “Two Chefs Richmond”). The space will accommodate some 100 seats. That includes a patio, a 24 seat communal table, a 20 seat diner-ish cafe and lunch counter (opening at 7am), a 12 seat bar and a 20 seat private room. In addition to being a fully functioning restaurant and private event space, the new Two Chefs will act as a commissary kitchen for the other two businesses. “We’ve been looking at ways to grow Two Chefs and a Table for some time now and this Richmond opportunity made sense on a lot of levels,” says Bosomworth. “The commissary kitchen will be a huge asset for all of our projects and the Richmond location will help introduce us to a whole new group of customers. From what I’ve been told, Two Chefs Richmond will have similar menus to the original in Gastown/Railtown, but they’ll be beerier, meaning we can expect more casual fare (think grass-fed burgers and mac’n’cheese and a craft beer program).  It looks and sounds like a turn-key op. Opening will be phased, with the cafe launching in the second week of September. The dining room should follow a week later. Here are a few cell phone shots from Karl Gregg, taken before the quick reno began in earnest.

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GOODS: Slow Braised & Dry Rubbed Summer Updates From “Big Lou’s Butcher Shop”

Big Lou's Butcher Shop is located at 269 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-566-9229 | www.biglousbutchershop.com

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Vancouver, BC | The lazy days of summer have been just the opposite at Big Lou’s Butcher Shop and so, with tons of news to pass along we thought we’d combine a few items into squick update on a few new things that have us excited. Get all the details on our Hunting & Game Butchery Class, our picnic baskets and boxed lunches, and our brand new sandwich after the jump… Read more

GOODS: “Two Chefs And A Table” Named Official Caterer At New Bowen Island Lodge

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

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Vancouver, BC | The Bowen Island Lodge recently completed a full set of renovations which have added modern comfort and convenience to this piece of West coast beachfront paradise. With new décor and furnishings throughout and superb linens and duvets in every room, the Bowen Island Lodge offers a rejuvenating escape from the day-to-day hustle just a short distance from Vancouver. It’s easily accessible from Vancouver by ferry, water taxi, floatplane or by private charter on the Mir Havoc, the Lodge’s 48’ Sea Ray Sun Dancer yacht.

Along with the physical renovation, the Bowen Island Lodge has revamped all its operations and is pleased to announce the appointment of award-winning Vancouver catering experts Two Chefs and a Table as official caterer. Offering both la carte menus and fully custom catering, Bowen Island Lodge and Two Chefs and a Table will be able to accommodate the needs of any audience or event. Read more

GOODS: “Two Chefs” Pairs Up With Salt Spring Island Ales During Craft Beer Week

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

The GOODS from Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | This Friday May 13th, as part of Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Two Chefs and a Table will host a special dinner event featuring a 5-course menu paired with selections from Salt Spring Island Ales, the multiple award-winning ultra-local brewery from BC’s Gulf Islands. Staff from Salt Spring Ales will be on hand to talk about their brewery, describe the beers being served and answer any questions from the diners. Details and menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Railtown’s Two Chefs & A Table To Plates Cinco De Mayo Feast Over 3 Nights

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

The GOODS from Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | Two Chefs and a Table are pleased to announce the return of our Cinco de Mayo feast for a second great year. Thanks to last year’s quick sell out, we’re going to be offering the menu for three nights starting on Cinco de Mayo itself and finishing on Saturday May 7th.

This year’s menu again features five courses of regional Mexican dishes made with local ingredients and combined with complimentary drinks true to the spirit of Cinco de Mayo. From Molotes which are a traditional holiday food in Oaxaca to Chiles en Nogada a Pueblan favourite to Pozolé, the traditional soup which is found throughout Central Mexico and whose recipe dates to pre-Columbian times. Like everything made at Two Chefs and a Table, the ingredients being used in our Cinco de Mayo feast are locally-sourced from our favourite farms like Polderside, Pemberton Meadows and Sloping Hills whenever possible to ensure utmost freshness and quality.

The range of drinks to accompany the course ranges from our favourite Mexican beers to tequila-based cocktails and even a delicious Petite Syrah from L.A. Cetto, one of Mexico’s leading wineries, to accompany the main course. Details and menu after the leap… Read more

GOODS: Blasted Church Vineyards’ Easter Dinners Going Down At Two Chefs & A Table

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

The GOODS from Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | Two Chefs and a Table is hosting a special five-course dinner event for Easter featuring locally-sourced seasonal ingredients shaped into innovative interpretations of Easter classics. From lamb and ham to the Easter Egg and Hot Cross Bun, the full range of Easter traditions are included on the menu. Each course is paired with a wine selection from Blasted Church Vineyards, named as one of Canada’s top 20 Wineries by Wine Access magazine. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: The Butcher Dines With The Chefs At Alexander’s “Two Chefs & A Table”

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

The GOODS from Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | The next Two Chefs and a Table Wine Drinker Dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd and will focus on the in-house creations of our partner Big Lou’s Butcher Shop with a menu that features locally sourced meats in every course, even dessert. The partnership between Two Chefs and a Table and Big Lou’s Butcher Shop is unique in Vancouver and gives the restaurant an advantage with expertise, selection and freshness of essentially an in-house butcher shop. Full details after the jump Read more

GOODS: Barman Jamie Boudreau Returns For One Special Night At Two Chefs

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Two Chefs And A Table is located at 305 Alexander Street | 778- 233-1303 | www.twochefsandatable.com

The GOODS from Two Chefs And A Table

Vancouver, BC | On Wednesday February 9th, Two Chefs and a Table will celebrate the one night Vancouver return of renowned bartender and cocktail artist Jamie Boudreau with a special evening dinner event. The night will feature a paired menu of French-inspired classic dishes created by Chefs Allan Bosomworth and Karl Gregg matched with cocktails built around the unique flavour of St-Germain, the French Elderflower blossom liqueur. Read more

Chinatown’s “Keefer Bar” To Host Crash Courses In Mixology

January 18, 2011 

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The Keefer Bar is located at 135 Keefer St in Vancouver, BC | 604-688-1961 | www.thekeeferbar.com

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Vancouver, BC | Starting tonight and running every Tuesday leading up to the Tales of the Cocktail, The Keefer Bar will host Learn it, Drink it!, an informative and interactive crash course in mixology. From 6:30-8:30pm, acclaimed bartender Dani Tatarin will feature four cocktails and walk guests through their history as they mix and taste. Drop in at any time to learn a cocktail or come to experience all four! Cost is $40 to experience all four drinks, which includes cocktails, take home recipe and gift. If coming in for partial class cost is $12/drink including recipe and gift. All featured drinks are on special from 8:30pm-1am for $8. It’s great way to explore new cocktails and learn a bit about the history behind the classics. Read more

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