Chef Ly started his culinary career at the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino and has worked over the years at Diva (Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver), Catch (Hyatt Regency, Calgary) and the Elbow River Casino (Calgary) before joining Hotel Arts Group from 2005-2015 as Executive Chef.
In his tenure with the Hotel Arts Group, Chef Ly opened and influenced the cuisines of four separate restaurants: the Vietmodern cuisine of Raw Bar by Duncan Ly, the award-winning Chef’s Table at Kensington Riverside Inn, and most recently, Yellow Door Bistro.
Chef Ly has won numerous accolades during the course of his culinary career. He competed at Gold Medal Plates: Canada’s Culinary Championships, numerous regional competitions and was part of Team Alberta in Luxembourg at the World Culinary Olympics. Chef represented Calgary’s exciting dining scene at the Canadian Culinary Championships in February 2014 taking home the silver medal after winning Gold Medal Plates in Calgary November 2013. Chef Ly looks forward to future culinary projects and is honoured to be part of the Cook It Raw Alberta project.