Past President -Scott Jaeger
Born and raised in Canada, Scott Jaeger served his apprenticeship under Canadian iconic chef Bruno Marti. After leaving La Belle Auberge, he held kitchen positions in Switzerland, England, France and Australia. He and his wife Stephanie opened the Pear Tree Restaurant in late 1997, voted best new restaurant by the BCRFA and Vancouver magazine, also receiving Restaurateur of the Year 1998 from the BCRFA. Rated top over all in Zagat 2012/2013, Scott continues to strive for consistent quality serving Canada’s finest ingredients in a contemporary style. In 2007 Scott had the honour of representing Canada at the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France and in 2008 as a member of the Canadian National Culinary team, earning four gold medals in Erfurt, Germany. He was voted Chef of the Year in 2007 from Vancouver Magazine, the Georgia Straight and BC Chefs Association, and was inducted into the Restaurant Hall of Fame in 2009. Scott is also actively involved with The BC Chefs Table Society board as well as holding the position of Vice Conseiller Culinare with the Vancouver Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.