Executive Chef, David Omar
Zinc Restaurant Alberta Art Gallery Edmonton
A culinary veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Chef Omar’s motto is simple elegance when presenting familiar menu items in new and innovative ways. Holding many roles including mentor, consultant and entrepreneur, Chef Omar is involved in all aspects of the culinary arts. He frequently serves as a judge for culinary competitions such as the Toque Demagny at the Northern Alberta Technical College and has sat on both the 2009 Local Apprenticeship Committee and the 2003 and 2004 Cooking Your Welcome Edmonton Awards Nomination Committee. Chef Omar also acted as a consultant for Alberta Agriculture in the use of Alternative Meats in Food Service in 2002. With a desire to provide innovative menus to the public in private homes, Chef Omar cultivated his 2008 entrepreneurial venture, Edmonton Personal Chef Service. A leader in his craft, Chef Omar has won many awards for his talents including the 2003 Gold & Silver Medals for the Alberta Hotel Beef Competition as well as the 2004 Leader of the Year for Ramada Hotel & Conference Center.
Having grown-up in the small town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Chef Omar understands the importance of supporting and sourcing from local producers. He has made it a priority to work with Alberta farmers in order to bring his guests the most intense, fresh and local flavours possible. Leading the culinary team at Zinc, Chef Dave promises his guests a unique dining experience from appetizer to dessert.