President - Robert Belcham

Robert Belcham was recognized as one of Vancouver’s leading chefs when he was awarded Chef of the Year at the 2009 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Credited by judges as producing “some of the best food this city has seen,” he wins high praise from his peers, the industry and his guests. As a young chef, he received the opportunity of a lifetime when Chef Thomas Keller offered him a Chef de Partie position at the world renowned French Laundry. In 2002, Robert came back to BC to C restaurant, where he rose to the challenge of running one of the country’s finest seafood restaurants. Later, Chef Belcham worked as Chef Consultant at Nu. Robert has since opened a string of his own highly regarded restaurants.  His first, the award winning Fuel Restaurant in 2007—which rebranded as Refuel Restaurant & Bar in December 2009—and opened his second venture, Campagnolo Restaurant in 2008, followed by Campagnolo ROMA in 2011. Robert continues to source quality regional products and animals from organic and free-run farms.