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Karen Dar Woon



Karen Dar Woon - personal chef

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Vancouver Area

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Phone: 604-329-7240

Dinner Parties
Meal Services
Business & Meeting Catering
Personalized Instruction
Event Catering
Gift Certificates

Internationally influenced home cooking
Business/Office lunches and dinners
Black box dinners

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Karen Dar Woon, Your Secret Chef, has been cooking for over 30 years. Growing up in a large extended family, Karen considered it “normal” that Christmas Dinner was regularly for 40 or more people. Your Secret Chef provides meal preparation, shopping and catering services for clients throughout the Lower Mainland, for groups ranging from 1 to 200 guests. Karen is also the Biscotti Queen, producing handmade mini-biscotti for fundraisers, corporate gifts, and for sale at gift markets. She remains engaged in the restaurant industry, and maintains a vibrant, collegial network.

Karen is a regular volunteer for Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, where she feeds artists performing at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and answers the office phone. Karen has particular interest in rustic and home-style cooking and with being connected with her food. She maintains an allotment at a downtown Vancouver community garden, sharing a portion of the harvest at the weekly Community Meal she cooks. Unusual venues where Karen has served dinner include the portable kitchen at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival (10,000 meals in 72 hours), backstage at the Chan Centre (buffet for 12, with only a microwave!) and outside the Museum of Anthropology at UBC (bbq salmon for 900)

Karen is a member of the US Personal Chefs Association.


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