#TasteofThursday welcomes Chef Felix Zhou from Beach Bay Cafe

We are pleased to announce that Chef Felix Zhou is joining our group of top chefs that contribute their recipes for our #TasteofThursday feature. Welcome Chef Felix!


Felix Zhou, Executive Chef, Beach Bay Café and Patio

Beach Bay Cafe & Patio Chef Felix ZhouBorn in Hunan, China and raised in Vancouver, Felix Zhou started his culinary journey at West Restaurant under the tutelage of critically acclaimed chefs David Hawksworth and Warren Geraghty. He further honed his skills in his next role at the Shangri-La Hotel’s MARKET by Jean-George, and in 2012 jetted off to London to pursue his next culinary adventure. Here, Felix joined the team at Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle – a bastion of modern French cuisine – and then sharpened his foraging skills at Roganic, a pop-up restaurant in Marylebone dreamed up by Michelin-starred Chef Simon Rogan.

Felix returned to Canada in early 2014 to assume the role of executive sous chef at Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge where he helped to oversee the resort’s five food outlets. Later that year, Felix moved back to Vancouver to accept the executive chef position at The Parker – one of the city’s most well-received vegetarian eateries – and stayed with the restaurant during its rebranding as Big Trouble.

Now, as executive chef at Beach Bay Café, Felix brings to the table rich experience drawn from his travels and chefs he has worked alongside throughout his storied career. His ever-evolving menu prioritizes locally sourced ingredients, freshly caught seafood and approachable dishes inspired by the laidback lifestyle of the West Coast. Felix’s personal spin on refined yet casual dining is a breath of fresh air, expertly capturing the restaurant’s beachfront location.

About Beach Bay Café and Patio:

Located in Vancouver’s West End neighbourhood, mere steps away from English Bay, Beach Bay Café and Patio is focused on serving local ingredients, freshly caught seafood and approachable dishes that showcase the bounty of the West Coast. With one of the best patios in the city, guests can enjoy stunning sunsets and spectacular beach views from both the heated patio and dining room. The redesigned interiors incorporate local materials to create a contemporary space that brings the outdoors inside, and a seasoned culinary team serves up beach-inspired classics to guests looking for a truly West Coast dining experience.

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