Meet Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese It’s a new week to bring you amazing people #withTownHall!

If you are new to reading this blog or new to our company - we want you to know that we are proud that we have a big network, and we are continually meeting new and interesting personalities.

This week #withTownHall, we are rolling in on #featurefriday to introduce you to an amazing chef, Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson.

Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson, chef de cuisine, Perch Restaurant 02Gus is currently the chef du cuisine at Perch Restaurant that is situated at the top of the UBC Student Nest. He is also the sustainability chair for The Chefs' Table Society of BC.

Gus was born and raised in Winnipeg and growing up he spent much of his time on his grandparent's farm. Spending time on the farm helped to shape his love of food and the way it brings people together with his first memories consisting of eating fresh vegetables from his grandparents fields.

Taking his first food centric job at the age of 14, Gus graduated from the Culinary Arts Program at Red River College where he learned classic French techniques.

After graduating he worked at top European locations such as the Hotel Atrium in Mainz, the Restaurant Römerquelle Weinrebe and the Michelin Star Restaurant ENTE. It was through these experiences that Gus developed a passion for every aspect of food, from planning to plate.

After honing his craft locally at the Zagat rated Pear Tree Restaurant, Gus joined the AMS last year, bringing an international flair to our west coast ingredients at Perch.

Gus has been busy kicking off 2016 with Dine Out Vancouver, Follow Me Foodie's Six Course Discourse and back in his hometown this weekend for Raw Almond.

If you haven't made it out to Perch yet to see and taste Gus' food art put it into your calendar and head to UBC.

With all that being said will you help us say hello to Gus?

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