Raised in a food-centric family, Alana graduated from Dubrulle Culinary School in 2002, worked in some of the most demanding kitchens in Vancouver, and quickly earned recognition as a leading and coveted chef in the city, successfully running the kitchens at Cru Restaurant and The Hart House.
A Chopped Canada winner, her confidence and trust in herself is contagious. Board member of the Les Dames d’Escoffier chapter of Vancouver, Alana is committed to empower women in her profession. She has an approachable intensity and will call it the way she sees it with a smile, and will give detailed feedback that makes you feel good about learning from your mistakes. This is proof that nurturing mothers make great teachers…and chefs. Has the most uncanny ability to know what’s in house and where everything is.