Jonathan grew up in the restaurant business. Hanging out in the kitchen of his father's restaurants, because that's where the action was, he developed a passion for food from a very young age. Jonathan began his cooking training at the Culinary Arts program at Vancouver Community College and learned the basic principles of classical French cuisine, during a three year apprenticeship at Vancouver’s Le Petit Genève under Gerhard Pichler. After obtaining his Red Seal, Jonathan moved to Hong Kong to work at his family's restaurants where he learned many different styles of cooking including German, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese. After two years in China, Jonathan moved to Montreal and he was the Sous Chef at a restaurant in Old Montreal. But Jonathan’s long-time dream was to not only cook, but to teach others of the joy of cooking and this became a reality with the opening of Appetite for Books.

version française../AppetiteBooksFR/A_PROPOS.html

Copyrights © 2016 Appetite for Books. All rights reserved.


On the CBC Radio One Jonathan Cheung talks SOUP with Sonali Karnick ... listen
10 Questions with Jonathan Cheung, by Food Guy... read more
Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover, Montreal - he visits with Jonathan Cheung ...
All in a Weekend radio show about Montreal Cooks on CBC radio with Jonathan ... listen here
Breakfast Television guest chef
See more

Chef Michelle Marek

Guest chef

We are delighted to welcome Chef Michelle Marek as our guest chef this season of Fall 2016. Chef Michelle has a very colorful experience working in the best kitchens in Montreal. She was the well celebrated Pastry Chef at Restaurant Laloux, and the creator and co-chef at La SAT Food Lab. Chef Michelle will bring her professional experience and knowledge to Appetite for Books kitchen and share her favorite books that she will teach you from.

photo from

Jonathan Cheung in the Montreal Gazette
See more
Jonathan Cheung, about Montreal Cooks in the Montreal Gazette
See more
All in a Weekend radio show about Cookbooks on CBC radio with Jonathan ... listen here