The Team - Bravocados Bistro

Our Team

Chef Dave
Over my 20 year career as a chef, I've worked in all kinds of kitchens ranging from pubs to Asian-fusion to high-end Italian. I am an extremely competitive person and instead of going to culinary school I focused on learning every single thing I could from every Chef that would teach me.I moved to Tofino in April of 2018  to become the Chef of Bravocados and as of January 2021 I am the owner! and am excited to bring crave-able vegan food to Tofino for all. 

Sous-Chef Lise 
I cook. I clean. People think I'm mean. If I were a veggie it'd be an angry aubergine. When I'm not eating vegan,   I'm not eating. When I'm not at the restaurant I'm surfing.




 Vegetarian since 2013~
 Vegan since 2019~
 For the animals, my health and the future of our planet. 
 I moved to Tofino summer of 2016 and was daydreaming about a vegan spot opening up. My dream came true in 2018 and here we are, starting our 4th year of business! I'm so proud of what we've become and to have been here since day 1. 


 My name is Alex,
I became vegan as a fitness  experiment  after watching a few documentaries and  haven’t changed since. I never felt better after going  vegan on all levels. My favourite vegan meal is any type of vegan prepared Mexican style food. I could eat authentic vegan Mexican food for the rest of my life and be content. I’m a weird dude in the way of cravings at night, some people crave chocolate, chips or ice cream but I crave fruit (mostly strawberries). 


I’m Kendra, Bravocados first employee!
I first moved to a plant based diet after taking holistic nutrition in school in 2015 and I haven’t looked back since. My favourite thing about working at Bravocados is seeing how delighted customers are when they can eat anything on the menu, it’s not easy to come by many vegan options in Tofino. I’m grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had over the years here at the restaurant. I’ve learned to be a jack of all trades! Typically you’ll see me serving and bar tending but I also made the switch to working in the kitchen as well. Having a closer, hands on relationship with our food just makes working here even more special.

Hey I’m Britt, I’m a pretty chill human bean, I’m happiest when I’m eating food and bringing my dog for long walks on the beach. I play a lot of cribbage and there is no such thing as a bad   veggie. My fruit spirit guide would be a papaya because I   feel like if they could talk, they’d speak words of wisdom. Helping this planet, Mother Nature and our fellow animal friends is what pushed me to go vegan and it’s been an   amazing ride since. I’m so grateful to be part of this wonderful team and help spread positive energy to our planet.