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.

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IN THE NEWS....

Chinese take on Turkey is as flavourful as it is unorthodox, by Leslie Chesterman... read morehttp://www2.canada.com/topics/lifestyle/food/story.html?id=3632233
On the CBC Radio One Jonathan Cheung talks SOUP with Sonali Karnick ... listenhttp://www.cbc.ca/allinaweekend/2012/01/07/talk-soup/
10 Questions with Jonathan Cheung, by Food Guy... read morehttp://foodguymontreal.com/2012/04/29/food-guy-montreals-10-questions-with-jonathan-cheung/
Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover, Montreal - he visits with Jonathan Cheung...
watch herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXki2s0E_HM
The Tastemakers of 2009, by Lesley Chesterman...
read morehttp://www2.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=e743f5ab-07fe-4e38-883f-224e7b85ff53
All in a Weekend radio show about Cookbooks on CBC radio with Jonathan ... listen herehttp://www.cbc.ca/allinaweekend/food/2012/06/09/appetite-for-books-cbc-books-cookbook-contest/
Inspiration in the kitchen, Rick and Suzanne Show
listenhttp://www.cjad.com/blog/RicAndSuzanneShow/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10368945
Breakfast Television guest chef
See morehttp://www.btmontreal.ca/videos/2651597579001/http://www.cjad.com/blog/RicAndSuzanneShow/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10368945shapeimage_13_link_0

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.

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