Homegrown and internationally travelled, Executive Chef Darren Brown grew up tasting what the Pacific Northwest has to offer in products and ingredients. Traveling the Pacific Rim over three years by boat he learned how to play with the best food and cook with what was fresh and seasonal. Next it was off to the California coast; where fresh, local and organic were mainstream food culture.
After roaming the seas of the Pacific Rim, Chef Darren Brown applies his knowledge and passion of food of the Pacific Northwest and flavors of the Pacific Rim. The ORU team has developed a culinary journey with the menu, offering an abundance of flavours ranging from the French Polynesian Islands to British Columbia’s coast, and all the way down the southern regions of Chile.
Throughout the menu, Chef Brown and his team focus on food of the Pacific Northwest and incorporate flavours from the Pacific Rim. "It`s our goal to use the best product at the best time and let the food speak for itself." Says Chef Brown. "Our West Coast ingredients are conducive to the Pacific Rim style of cooking and I look forward to showcasing this to our guests."
ORU is a proud member of the Vancouver Aquarium`s Ocean Wise Program, and whenever possible, ensures all ingredients are locally sourced and sustainably harvested.