The Oakwood Canadian Bistro Welcomes New Executive Chef Ryan Murphy


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Kitsilano’s Oakwood Canadian Bistro welcomes Ryan Murphy as the new executive chef. The Halifax native has spent years traversing the globe in pursuit of his culinary passions. Murphy gained extensive experience working in international kitchens including Vue de Monde in Melbourne, Australia; Restaurant Fifty Three in Singapore; and Restaurant Frantzen in Stockholm, Sweden; and numerous well-renowned eateries around Vancouver.

With this changing of the guard, previous Oakwood executive chef Mike Robbins will leave behind this vibrant dining destination. “The Oakwood team wishes Mike Robbins all the best as he moves on to new culinary ventures,” says Oakwood’s Mike Shea. “Mike was instrumental in building the brand, outstanding reputation, varied menu and the loyal customer base. We look forward to supporting his next projects. We are thrilled to have Ryan Murphy step in and are excited about what’s to come.”

This up-and-coming culinary talent has had a deep respect for Vancouver’s dining scene and the rigours of kitchen life since he first moved here back in 2006. “It wasn’t long before I fell in love with the pace here and the endless avenues of working with food and flavours. I look forward to leading the kitchen team at the Oakwood and building on the restaurant’s current success, ” Murphy says.

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, 2741 West Fourth Avenue, 604 558 1965,

Last modified: September 8, 2014

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