Chef Ryan O'Flynn
Chef Ryan O’Flynn’s culinary journey began washing dishes at Hy’s Steak Loft in Edmonton, then spent several years in Alberta working his way up through the ranks before deciding to make a move overseas. From there on, Chef Ryan cooked in AA Rosette rated restaurants in Ireland and South Wales, as well as a two Michelin-starred modern French restaurant in London.
As Chef Ryan worked his way through England and France, including two Relais & Châteaux hotels, he created innovative menus and tastings, cooked with quality, locally sourced produce, and led a number of large kitchen brigades. At just 26 years old, he was appointed Head Chef of Le Galloise, Wales’ top restaurant. At 29, Ryan was named Executive Chef of The Milestone Hotel in London, which was voted “Best Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler during his tenure.
Shortly after returning to Alberta in 2013, Chef Ryan accepted the position of Executive Chef of The Westin Edmonton, where he crafted creative and modern Canadian cuisine. In 2015, Chef Ryan took home top honours from the Canadian Culinary Championships, beating out top chefs from across the country.