MEET THE TEAM
Dan LOVES cooking and mostly eating delicious food. Experiences include: growing up in a family that owned a Chinese restaurant, living and working (mostly eating) in Japan, cooking stints in Pan-Asian kitchens in Melbourne and Vancouver, and backpacking his way through the street food vendors of South-East Asia for 9 months. Though Dan has honed a palate for the art of Asian cooking, more recently, is influenced by globally-inspired chefs like Yotam Ottenlenghi, Jamie Oliver and Dan Barber along with plant-based home bloggers like Angela Liddon and Dana Schultz. They have opened up Dan’s cooking repertoire to include a fusion of his beloved Asian flavours with middle-eastern, Italian, vegan and vegetarian-focused cuisine. Dan is the founder of Nourish and runs and owns it with his wife Abbey and the help of a superstar team.
Giulia Lombardo, food and content contributor, was head chef at Lombardo’s Pizzeria, a restaurant run by her family and one of Vancouver’s local institutions. After receiving her training in Vancouver and then cooking for Wolfgang Puck at London’s The Cut, Giulia now brings her passion for all things food to the web. On her YouTube Channel, "Just Giulia", she shares tips, tricks and recipes for making kinds of easy and delicious dishes at home. Her motto? Food doesn’t have to be complicated when you’re cooking with Just Giulia.
Gurjyote (or GJ) grew up in New Delhi fascinated by his grandmother's cooking and by grade 9, was determined to become a trained chef. From that moment, GJ has trained at some of the world's top hotels and has travelled the world, expanding his culinary knowledge and spice box. Since arriving in Canada, GJ has worked for the Fairmont hotels, completed his Red Seal Chef Certification, and opened his own catering business, GJ's Kitchen, out of Surrey, BC. He is proud to share his home culture and diverse cooking to all.
Kimiko loves sharing her passion for locally sourced, simple, and delicious dishes. Born and raised in Wakayama, Japan, she enjoyed the freshness, sweetness, and richness of vegetables picked from her grandfather’s garden plot, and learned true home-style Japanese cooking techniques in her mother’s kitchen. Kimiko has been sharing her knowledge of Japanese food and culture over 10 years at various venues and events in Vancouver, BC. Instagram: @kimiko.kitchen