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


photographer: Teresa Ste-Marie
Jonathan Cheung as guest judge on Iron Chef Canada, Gazette article
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Jonathan Cheung appearance on BT television on City TV to chat about experience as guest judge on Iron Chef Canada
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From Tel Aviv, Israel

Yohai Rubin is a Tel Aviv born chef with fifteen years of experience working in notable restaurants around the world. He has worked with the most acclaimed chefs in Israel (Yonatan Roshfeld and Haim Cohen) and co-founded Santa Katarina, rated “best casual fine dining restaurant in Tel Aviv.”

His experience has taken him to New York, working in two 2-Michelin star restaurants (Marea and Atera) followed by the opening of a locavore bistro in Aptos, California. He has been a private chef in Greece and recently spent a year in Japan working in the richest food culture in the world.

He currently resides in Montreal, home to his next big food dream.