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Dads of Vancouver: Chef David Hawksworth

Dads of Vancouver: Chef David Hawksworth

Dads of Vancouver: Chef David Hawksworth

We’re celebrating Father’s Day this year with a week of Dad profiles and things to do around the city. 

As a Vancouverite, I spent a decade honing my culinary skills in Europe in Michelin-starred kitchens such as Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, L’Escargot and The Square. In 2011, I realized my culinary vision with the opening of Hawksworth Restaurant. Recently, my newest venture, Nightingale, opened in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour.

I love spending time with my son, Heston, who has just turned 9. Every time I travel, he is the one I miss the most! As a family, we love indulging in good food. Living in the Point Grey area, we make use of the beautiful outdoor space we have nearby such as parks and beaches – wherever we can have some fun.

David’s favourite spots around the city


Secluded spots by Lighthouse Park are the best to roam about and have some privacy.

West Vancouver


A love that my son and I share is soccer. We both play on different teams, so we have a great team kicking a ball around together.

Dads of Vancouver: Chef David Hawksworth


Tons of great spots along the West Vancouver shoreline.

Kirin Restaurant

We always come here for dim sum, but to get some veggies in my son’s diet we always order the pea shoots with garlic.

555 W 12th Ave, Vancouver 

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Yuji’s from Japan

Located near West Fourth avenue, this place trumps all others in this area. Our favourite family joint! Make sure to order the Watercress Gomaae.

2083 Alma St, Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery

Great place to show Heston some art history and broaden his exposure to world culture.

750 Hornby St, Vancouver


This may not be right in our area, but is a favourite family past-time. We’re lucky we have Whistler a stone’s throw away.

Connect with David through his restaurants Hawksworth, Bel Cafe, and his newest venture, Nightingale. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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