Ned Bell

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Ned Bell
Born June 12th
Okanagan, British Columbia
Education Drubrulle French Culinary School
Culinary career
Cooking style Farm-To-Table , Globally inspired, Locally created

Ned Bell (born June 12 ) is a Canadian television personality, executive chef, cyclist, father and husband. He appears on Cook Like a Chef,[1] Its Just Food[2] and on Global B.C. Weekend Monday News Saturday Chef segment.

Early life[edit]

Born on June 12 in Okanagan British Columbia. At the age of 12 Bell would cook for his younger siblings and that is what kick started his love for food and cooking. When he turned 15 he got his first job washing dishes.[3] In 1991 he graduated high school from Magee Secondary School. Then he went on to culinary school at Durbrulle French Culinary School and graduated in 1994. From there he followed his instructor Rob Feenie and worked at Crocidile and later helped him open a restaurant called Lumiere, which ended up being the restaurant that put Vancouver on the map. Bell became the sous chef of the restaurant alongside of Michael Jacob.[4]


After graduating college Bell followed his instruction (Rob Feenie) and worked at Le Crocodile and soon after opened Lumiere which is the restaurant that put Vancouver on the map. Then heeded the call of the west and was awarded "Best Over All Rising Star" from Where (magazine) after opening Murrietas Grill in Calgary. In 2007 Bell returned home to become the co-owner and chef at the Kelowna lakeside, Cabana Bar and Grill where he soon ranked one of Western Living Magazines "Top 40 Foodies Under 20" Now Bell works at the Four Seasons hotel under YEW Kitchen. The restaurant recently launched a new sustainable seafood concept in 2011 and Bell is on board and a full supporter.[5] With his first year of working at the Four Season Bell became responsible for bringing the hotel into a "New Era". Guest covers, restaurant sales and catering revenue grew by 30 percent.


Bell also hosts and makes appearances on a few television shows. Its Just Food! is a show for wanna-be cooks to learn techniques and different meals. From main dishes, side dishes and even deserts Bell and his co-host Julie Van Rosendale show at home chefs back-tobasic examples and demonstrate the cooking ABCs.[2] Cook Like a Chef is a show ned makes appearances on. This show is a studio-based television show that shows people how to cool, not what to cook.[1] Chefs on this show focus on cooking tips and skills. Another show he appears on is global BC Weekend Morning News's chef segments.


"Best over all up coming star" by Where Magazine after opening Murrieta's Grille in Calgary.[6] "Top 40 Foodies Under 20" by Western Living magazine after becoming the co-Owner and chef at Cabana Bar and Grille in Kelowna.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Bell is a father of two sons, Fin and Max and is also married to Kate Colley. He is very passionate about creating globally inspired dished but, using local ingredient with a large emphasis on sustainable seafood. Besides cooking he spends his free time with his family, cycling, golfing and running.


  1. ^ a b "Ned Bell". Cook Like a Chef. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Ned Bell". Its Just Food. Archived from the original on 16 August 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Executive Chef Ned Bell". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Chef Ned Bell". Windset Farms. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Ned Bell". Yew Seafood and Bar. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Ned Bell". Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Ned Bell". Retrieved 3 November 2015.

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