Chef Andrew George: A Culinary Champion for Dan’s Legacy on Global News – This is BC

We are thrilled to spotlight our Director, Chef Andrew George, whose unwavering support and dedication to Dan’s Legacy has made a profound impact on our mission. He was recently featured on a segment of “This is BC” by producer Jay Durant of GlobalBC.

A long-time advocate for our cause, Chef Andrew George has generously donated his time and expertise not only in an advisory capacity on our Board, but also as a Chef at our annual Chefs’ Charity Dinner fundraiser. His culinary mastery and passion for giving back has left an indelible mark on our organization, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have him as part of our team.

Chef George is of Wet’suwet’en descent, and he holds the Hereditary Chief’s name Skit’den (The Wise Man), bestowed upon him in 1998. Currently serving as the Director of Truth and Reconciliation at SkilledTradesBC, Chef George embodies the spirit of leadership and community empowerment.

Our social enterprise Dan’s Diner, a transformative space for at-risk youth, is operated under the guidance of professional chefs and provides more than just culinary training: donated surplus food is repurposed into healthy meals by the chefs and students, and in this clinically supported job-skills training environment, the youth develop practical skills and an elevated sense of self-esteem. This goes a long way to maintaining their mental health stability, which in turn will help them secure well-paying jobs in the food service industry.

At Dan’s Legacy, all our programs are provided to youth free of cost. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Chef George and his son Drew, who has also cooked for us at our annual fundraiser, for their invaluable contributions which continue to uplift and empower youth in our community.

Located at #150 – 131 11th Street in New Westminster, Dan’s Diner operates Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., offering affordable, nutritious meals to the public. Through this social enterprise, at-risk youth not only gain valuable experience in the hospitality industry but also receive clinically supported life-skills training and counselling, paving the way for meaningful careers and brighter futures.