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General Manager: Eva Gates
Manager: Ronnie Teti
Manager: Mike Naples
Manager: Kenny Foufas
Manager:  
Jaqueline Krestinski
Executive Chef: Jason Kleinfeld
Sous Chef: Karel Rodriguez
Sous Chef: Jeremy Bridges
Sous Chef: Darren Szeto

Executive Chef Jason Kleinfeld

"Keep it simple, fresh and make sure it tastes good!"

Those few words epitomize Chef Jason Kleinfeld's philosophy on food and cooking. Since its inception in 2000, Jason lead the kitchen at The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant, fine-tuning the menu of one of Vancouver’s finest seafood eateries.

Kleinfeld began his culinary career after an apprenticeship at Vancouver’s BCIT and VCC. In 1986, recognizing he needed genuine restaurant experience, Kleinfeld accepted an entry level position at the Boathouse Restaurant in Coal Harbour (where Cardero’s now stands).

In the next few years that followed, Jason further developed his skills and talent in some of Vancouver's best seafood restaurants. In 1996 he began his career with the Sequoia Company of Restaurants as the Sous Chef at Cardero’s Restaurant under Executive Chef at the time, Annabelle Leslie.

When the Sandbar Seafood Restaurant opened on Granville Island in 2000, Jason was a natural choice for Executive Chef. For 10 years Jason lead their kitchen to become one of Vancouver's most renowned seafood restaurants. In 2010, Jason tested the waters as the Sandbar's General Manager, and while he was a natural leader in this position, his true passion remained in the kitchen.

We are now thrilled to announce that Jason will be taking on the role of Executive Chef at Cardero's Restaurant in Coal Harbour. Surrounded by fresh seafood, an enormous open kitchen equipped with a wood-burning grill, forno oven and full size wok station, Jason is truly in his element in the Cardero's kitchen.

Executive Chef Jason Kleinfeld