Raised in Hong Kong and Vancouver, chef Edward Cheng has more than 12 years of experience cooking at some of the world’s most revered restaurants.
He received his formal culinary training at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts before returning to his native Hong Kong, where he landed a role at the three-Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. He went on to work at the acclaimed Spoon by Alain Ducasse, which later became Rech by Alain Ducasse, the first international outpost for what is widely considered Paris’s most famous seafood restaurant.
Along the way, he has cultivated a deep understanding of and appreciation for Mediterranean—particularly French—cooking styles and methods. For Edward, inspiration abounds beyond the kitchen at farmers markets and art galleries, resulting in inventive dishes that combine impeccable flavour profiles and techniques with a love for his Chinese heritage.
In his view, a memorable dining experience is more than a meal—it lies in the relationship between the chef and the diner, one that he strives to nurture during every service.
Missing Chopsticks is a private-dining experience that brings the indelible flavours of Chinese regional cuisine—each remastered with classic European techniques—into the heart of the home.
With an eye on sophistication, top-notch presentation, and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, we aim to elevate the私房菜/Si Fong Choi (Private Kitchen) offerings that are so beloved in Hong Kong by reimagining the Chinese comfort dishes from our childhoods as meals that are worthy of Michelin stars.
Our immaculately prepared plates are served family-style, encouraging warmth and interaction among diners and, for some, evoking fond memories of family and friends gathering around the dinner table to laugh, celebrate, reminisce, and share tidbits from their days. All that is missing are the chopsticks—and you, our adventurous and ever-curious guest.
Our five- to seven-course dinner services are currently available for groups of six to 20 people at select locations by reservation.
In 2019, Missing Chopsticks will open a permanent, 1,400-square-foot space in Richmond, B.C., which will house a lounge, private wine cellar, and open-concept kitchen and eat-in area. The industrial, laidback room will accommodate guests looking for a fun, unconventional dining experience while further redefining the traditional私房菜/Si Fong Choi.