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By Chef Duncan Ly
Chef Ly is one of Calgary’s most well-respected and award-winning chefs. Originally from Lethbridge, his career has taken him across Western Canada and found him working at some of the country’s most esteemed dining establishments including Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn, Vancouver’s Diva and Calgary’s Catch, Hotel Arts, Kensington Riverside Inn and as Culinary Director for The Vintage Group of restaurants.
During his career, Chef Ly has won numerous competitions including two first-place finishes in Gold Medal Plates Calgary. These top place finishes gave him the chance to compete at the national Gold Medal Plates competition where he placed second. In earlier years, Chef Ly was awarded the prestigious Karl Schier award as Vancouver’s Top Apprentice and represented Team Alberta in an international culinary competition in Luxembourg.