How one chef is bringing the flavours of the world to Burnaby

For foodies Ken and Yvenna Ou, cooking is much more than just filling up people’s stomachs. “It’s about creating a memory,” said Ken Ou, the resident chef at Foodies on Board. His talent for creating delicious, market-driven dishes where global cuisines meet local ingredients is the reason why people are flocking to the new restaurant in Burnaby.

In fact, Chef Ken’s ever-growing interest in the world’s food fare is what drives the restaurant’s changing weekly feature menu. Whether it is Tuna Poke from sunny Hawaii, Jamaica Grilled Chicken or zesty Pad Thai with Panko Prawns from Southeast Asia, Foodies on Board’s customers feel like they are travelling around the world. Just as much as he loves global cuisines, Chef Ou also enjoys fusing different flavours together; his Tandoori Crispy Fried Chicken and Waffle is one of his most popular dishes.

Inspired by the seasons - and the fresh, local ingredients that they bring – Ou works closely with farmers and farm cooperatives to create dishes that have a refreshing interpretation of global cuisines. Think: spicy kimchi fried rice with in-house cured bacon and an unctuous, runny poached egg. The restaurant also serves handcrafted coffee drinks, vegan smoothies with organic coconut milk and flavored bubble teas.

With over two decades of extensive culinary experience in some of the world’s most renowned kitchens, chef Ou is able to bring a diverse blend of multicultural flavours to the table. Moving his way up through the ranks to sous and executive chef positions, Ken is as humble as he is talented. He has catered numerous events, from small groups to as large as five thousand people, and has worked as Chef for the Richmond Olympic Oval Museum opening ceremony and hotels such as Westin Grand, Hilton Metrotown and Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites. 

The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, all day brunch, and packed-to-go meals. To learn more about Foodies on Board, visit, call 778-682-0388, or email You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

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