Secret Location Announces New Executive Chef

VANCOUVER, May 25, 2015 – Gastown’s Secret Location is pleased to announce Montgomery Lau as Executive Chef. Chef Lau will lead a talented back-of-house team already comfortable pushing culinary boundaries and creativity.

Chef Lau comes to Secret Location from Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver MARKET by Jean-Georges. Originally from Hong Kong, Lau has been overseeing MARKET since spring of 2012 and appointed Chef de Cuisine in 2013. In 2011 Lau represented BC and won gold at the Canadian National Chef Challenge Competition. His knowledge of international cuisine and local producers is an excellent fit for Secret Location’s adventurous Tasting Room. Diners can expect modern multicultural cuisine with an emphasis on authenticity.

“Chef Alvarez is a unique talent and we wish him best of luck as he pursues personal interests and dreams,” says founder Carey Melnichuk.

About Secret Location
Secret Location is Canada’s first concept store that promises thought-provoking fashion and food. Housed under one roof is a carefully curated retail store and unique Tasting Room. Recently selected to the top 10 list of concept stores by Vogue Paris, the flagship operation in historic Gastown is based on founder Carey Melnichuk’s global experiences and travels. Secret Location opened summer of 2012 and is opening a second retail-only venture, called SL, summer 2015 at YVR.


Marcel Da Silva
Brand Manager
Secret Location Ventures Ltd.
Tel: 604-685-0021 ext. 104
Cell: 604-803-2176