Personifying vibrant energy, vitality and passion, Ned Bell is an established culinary leader with a proven track record of success. Bell brings his one-of-a-kind special sauce to the table to everything he does ensuring that his culinary operations become the buzz-worthy, must-visit, visit and re-visit destination. With dedication and a proven track record for quality, character, craftsmanship and record-setting results for both the top and bottom lines, as well as chart-topping amounts of media impressions.
Ned is a popular Canadian chef, personality and founder of Chefs for Oceans. Bell’s culinary career has spanned a number of Vancouver’s renowned restaurants including a number of local legends – Le Crocodile and Lumiere. Bell’s five years at the helm of YEW seafood + bar and Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, refined his long-standing guiding philosophy of “globally inspired, locally created” making YEW synonymous with delicious sustainable seafood.
Ned has cooked around the world with notable stops in Toronto, Calgary and Kelowna from 1997-2007. Career highlights including hosting seven seasons of Cook Like a Chef on Food Network Canada, opening his own Kelowna based-restaurant – Cabana Grille, receiving the Food Service & Hospitality magazine’s Pinnacle Award for Chef of the Year (2015) and leading a multi-chef sustainable seafood celebration at James Beard House (2017) Global Champion of Sustainability, Sea Web, 2017 – just to name a few.