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November 25, 2014
Chef Alvin Leung
With his trademark blue-streaked hair, cross earrings, and revolutionary approach to the culinary art, Chef Alvin Leung is the enfant terrible of Hong Kong's dining scene. As owner of the acclaimed modern Chinese restaurant Bo Innovation, Leung has single-handedly created a new taste sensation and established himself as one of the world’s top culinary innovators. Born in London, England, Leung grew up in Scarborough, Ont. He remains a dedicated hockey fan and Toronto Maple Leafs supporter.
The self-proclaimed ‘Demon Chef’ began cooking professionally in 2003 at a private restaurant, which evolved into Bo Innovation. Contrary to his 'rock and roll' image, Leung is a professionally trained engineer who takes a methodical approach to every dish he presents. Bo Innovation features unique “X-treme Chinese” cuisine and has retained its three Michelin stars for three straight years in 2015. The restaurant has wowed diners and critics by re-inventing centuries old traditional ingredients and recipes with modern techniques and flavours.
In addition to Bo Innovation, Alvin owns a second Michelin star restaurant in Hong Kong called MIC Kitchen, offering a unique twist on modern comfort food. In 2015, Alvin, along with MASTERCHEF CANADA Season 1 winner Eric Chong, opened R&D (Rebel & Demon) in the heart of Toronto’s Chinatown.
In Asia, Leung is known for his 2011 food show, THE MAVERICK CHEF and WOK STAR. Canadian viewers may also be familiar with Leung for his guest appearances on shows such as ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S NO RESERVATIONS, RHODES ACROSS CHINA with Gary Rhodes, THE HAIRY BIKERS, and TOP CHEF MASTERS.
Judge Michael Bonacini
Judge Claudio Aprile