Partner & Chef at Fu's Repair Shop
My name is Winnie Chen, I’m currently a partner and the chef at Fu’s Repair Shop. We were recently named the best new restaurant in Edmonton by Edify magazine, and prior to that, we were longlisted in EnRoute magazine as one of Canada’s best new restaurants.
I started cooking professionally when I was 19 years old as a part-time line cook. Food and fashion were two things I’ve always been passionate about so I feel as though that is very much reflected in my food. I learned to respect ingredients and cook in a very uninhibited way by my mentors.
I was lucky enough to be taken to a lot of culinary competitions, events and festivals as a young line cook to see the more fun and social side of the art that comes with the more intense but rewarding grind of line work. This is a mindset and culture that apply to the way that I work and run my kitchen.