Featured Vancouverite: Dahn Bryan

Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite?
On and off for my entire life. Really, no matter where I’ve travelled or lived, my heart is always here.

I am the head chef instructor and program director of The Hungry Oven. We are a cooking school with a primary focus on children aged 4 – 16. I work mostly with the kids aged 4 – 10 doing my best to create an environment where each child feels empowered. I feel that cooking is a really important life skill and it makes me feel really good to nurture what I hope becomes a life long passion in these little kids. I feel happy every single day at work.

Favourite Vancouver restaurant:
Without a doubt, Bird’s Nest — a little hidden treasure of a restaurant. The owner/operator, Marika, prepares all of the delicious meals herself with fresh, local ingredients. In addition, she has put together this space that is like walking into a beautiful Parisian apartment. Did I mention the place also boasts a pretty solid vinyl collection? I’m totally smitten.

Best way to spend a Sunday morning in Vancouver?
Farmer’s breakfast at The Templeton with my love, then walk home the long way and see where the day takes us.

Best way to spend $50 in Vancouver:
Sweet Love Body Kream from Skoah (it is the only product I can honestly say I can’t do without). With the change, I’d hit up Nuba for a toasted veggie deluxe.

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2 Responses to Featured Vancouverite: Dahn Bryan

  1. Vanessa Bryan

    I’m so proud to have raised such a beautiful daughter. Her heart is as lovely as her face. She’s so great with the kids and hopefully will inspire a lot of young future chefs with her passion.
    Vanessa Bryan, North Vancouver, BC

    • Ian MacDonald

      I still owe Dahn a bottle of wine for her help with my daughter Ava. The Hungry Oven has closed. Please pass this on to her anyone who knows how to contact her. She will remember Ava I am sure