CHEF & OWNER, HAWKSWORTH RESTAURANT GROUP
Chef David Hawksworth founded the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship in 2012 following the success of his first eponymous restaurant in May 2011, named Maclean’s Restaurant of the Year during its first year of operation. Hawksworth’s career continued to take off when he became the culinary partner to Air Canada; his signature dishes are now exclusively featured on flights in International Business Class and in Maple Leaf Lounges. In Spring 2016 Hawksworth opened Nightingale in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour; offering a social approach and more casual dining concept. Hawksworth Restaurant Group now includes two Bel Café locations and a robust Catering division. Hawksworth will publish his first cookbook in Spring 2020 and plans to open a new concept restaurant at Vancouver International Airport in 2021.