Chef Poyan has been heavily involved in the BC culinary scene since graduating top of his class at VCC. Poyan is currently Culinary Director at Ocean Mama Seafood.
Named 2013 BC Chef of the year, he was also one of 4 chefs that represented Canada in the World Culinary Olympics in Germany in 2012, placing 4th in the world. He was also honored with the position of Captain of the Olympic Culinary Team of BC where he led them to a gold in their category, and 4th place finish at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany October of 2008. Poyan was also a member of Culinary Team Canada from 2004 competing twice in Luxembourg, Basel and in Chicago with a second place finish, winning 6 gold medals in total.
He was also on the Board of Directors as Vice President of the BC Chefs association from 2009 – 2013.
Poyan was featured on the Global series “Canada’s Next Great Chef” as BC’s culinary representative. Poyan has also won the honor of being BC’s apprentice of the year and has won many Grand Gold championships at regional competitions around the city. He has also been awarded the Top in Trades award by the Province newspaper and was named one of Vancouver’s rising stars by the Vancouver Sun and VCC alumni of the year in 2007.