Chef Jeff Massey
“creating a gourmet masterpiece is easy, with SunSelect produce.”
Executive Chef Jeff Massey
When it comes to working with fresh, local ingredients Executive Chef Jeff Massey is a master. His passion for supporting local growers, and his talent for creating innovative recipes using simple ingredients, are just some of the reasons why SunSelect is proud to partner with this local culinary star.”
Chef Massey has been cooking and creating original recipes for as long as he can remember. His passion for food started in his early childhood at home with his mother. Jeff recounts that as early as five years old his mother would hoist him up onto a stool in the kitchen, where together they would bake and cook their way through countless family dinners. He admired his mother’s innovation and creativity with ingredients then, and to this date, he has been influenced by her culinary creativity.
At fourteen years old, his passion for cuisine led him to his first job as a dishwasher at a golf course in Ontario. It was there, elbows deep in dish water, that he decided to pursue a career in the culinary arts. After finishing high school he spent the next several years working at such establishments as the White Crystal Inn and The Falls Golf and Country Club before receiving formal training at Vancouver’s Dubrulles Hotel and Culinary Institute (now the Art Institute of Vancouver). Upon finishing his degree, he began working under Executive Chef Pino Posteraro at Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill. Two years later he left Ciopino’s to work with Executive Chef Sean Riley at Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar, and then later became the Restaurant Chef of the Glowbal Group’s second location, Coast, in the spring of 2004.
In the mid-summer of 2006, he relocated to the Fraser Valley and soon became the Executive Chef and part owner of Restaurant 62. Since joining forces with the restaurant he has worked very hard to create regionally inspired menus that stay true to the ingredients, and appeal to his restaurant’s sophisticated and loyal patrons. His philosophy has always been to create and maintain a menu where the food is locally inspired, ingredient driven, and above all else, simple, clean and delicious.
Thanks to Chef Massey’s culinary talent, Restaurant 62 is now considered the Fraser Valley’s premier restaurant for elegant, regional cuisine and has earned many prestigious awards and accolades.
Book your reservation today at www.restaurant62.ca