e.b.o Restaurant & Lounge
Small Plates on the Lake Restaurant Spotlight
e.b.o restaurant & lounge is located in the Delta Hotel and Conference Centre in the heart of Burnaby. This is where you can find Executive Chef Keith Pears’ culinary passion come to life in his modern yet approachable cuisine. Discover the delicious Small Plates that e.b.o’s culinary team will be serving up at this years event below.
Moroccan Spiced Lamb Chops
Israeli cous cous salad, apricot lamb jus, smoked yogurt, salsa verde
e.b.o Edible “Garden”
local vegetables – some salted and some poached, edible soil
About Executive Chef Keith Pears
Born and raised in Vancouver, Keith Pears was destined to become immersed in the culinary field as he was born into a family of chefs. He was raised in the kitchen as his family busily worked and he eagerly played.
At the young age of 15 he took his first job washing dishes at the Teahouse Restaurant in Stanley Park in his pursuit to one day becoming a renowned Chef. It was then that he discovered his culinary identity and worked under Chef Lynda Larouche for 8 years. At this time he also began his culinary studies at VCC completing his apprenticeship program in 2003.
In 2005 he was part of the opening culinary team at Watermark on Kits Beach and was quickly promoted to Executive Sous Chef. Through the use of fresh local ingredients and a refined menu, he continued to further develop his creative edge and style. In 2009, Keith started his career as a 1st Cook, Chef De Partie and on to Sous Chef at the Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Center and e.b.o. Restaurant & Lounge. In 2014 Keith has taken the role of Executive Chef, it is his creative and culinary support to the team that has flourished this chapter of his career.
Keith has gone on to compete in a number of food competitions, such as Best of the West, City TV’s Master Chef, B.C. Chef of the Year, Garland Canada International Chef Challenge, 2016 Bocuse d’Or National Selection and most recently Winning Chopped Canada. Keith Continues to challenge himself because he believes “you never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.”