As Pastry Chef / Chocolatier and Co-Owner of BETA5, Adam Chandler’s fascination with chocolates and pastry stems from his desire to combine science and art to create innovative, flavourful, and aesthetically powerful edible creations. Adam completed his formal culinary and pastry training at Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, and further refined his chocolate and pastry skills in France and Belgium. Over the course of his career, Adam has worked in all aspects of pastry arts, from breads to fine dining. In 2011, after helping to open the Fairmont Pacific Rim for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, Adam launched BETA5 with the intention of pushing the boundaries of chocolate and pastry. He has since been named one of North America’s Top Ten Chocolatiers (2012), one of Western Living Magazine’s Top 40 Foodies Under 40, has received numerous medals at the International Chocolate Awards (2012-2016), and has been recognized internationally for his innovative creations. Adam finds constant inspiration in nature and in the industrial neighbourhood where BETA5 is based.