Chef Ken Yau's professional career began in Toronto, working in the busy kitchens of Nota Bene and Scaramouche.
It was at Scaramouche that he learned how to cook and what food truly was. Wanting to continue his exploration, his career has taken him around the world, most notably Hong Kong at Liberty Private Works and the UK in the kitchens of three-Michelin star restaurant The Fat Duck, which he credits for his creativity and out-of-the-box techniques.
He then traveled to Melbourne where he helped to launch The Fat Duck and Dinners by Heston before returning to Toronto.
...the food is nourishing, healing, but also playful.
A night at k.Dinners is to experience Ken’s personal journey and emotions. The growth that started with the cooking of his own menu, discovering his own style and flavours to crafting communal moments for guests, and now building an aesthetic in his plateware.
k.Dinners centers on reviving old traditions and rediscovering family recipes from his Taishan and Hakka heritage, paying attention to lost techniques. Food connects us to our history, and to our present, but also can connect us to our future, such as when we meet new friends at k.Dinners.
We continue the tradition of communal seating, where guests sit, eat, and converse together at a harvest table built by Ken (with
much help). A single dinner by chance can inspire more gatherings, and new journeys together.
k.Dinners happen twice a month, on Saturdays. Join us for the next seating at Goji Studio, Dinners are $150pp
Goji Studio is a space created by Ashley Tse and Chef Ken Yau. It is their expansion into the world of ceramics and visual arts.
The name is derived from goji berries, which are native to Asia and are traditionally used for medicinal properties that help obtain longevity and stamina. In the spirit of the berries, Goji Studio is a space that’s healthy for the mind and soul; a place to replenish and slow down.
Ashley and Ken explore and play between ceramics, art, and food; providing an unparalleled experience to dinner guests by curating and building everything by hand.
Ceramics and prints available at Gojistudio.ca
PHOTO CREDITS Craig Bagol, Thomas Bollmann, Johann Co