Chef Angus An of Maenam - Biography

Vancouver, BC

September 2015

After studying fine arts at the University of British Columbia in Canada, Angus An enrolled at New York’s French Culinary Institute, studying under legends Jacques Pépin, Alain Sailhac, and André Soltner. Moving to Montreal, he worked with Chef Normand Laprise at Toqué, before making Michelin-starred rounds in London at The Ledbury, The Fat Duck, and Le Manoir aux Qaut’Saisons. An next traveled to Bangkok to work for his mentor-in-the-making David Thompson, who gave An a serious education in Thai cooking.

An also met his business partner and wife, Kate, in Bangkok. The duo soon returned to Vancouver and opened the celebrated Gastropod. Upon the late economic crisis, the couple saw their chance to rebrand, and Maenam was born. An continues to serve homey and stylized Thai cuisine reflective of his childhood and culinary training. In spring 2015, he opened Fat Mao Noodle Bar in Vancouver’s Chinatown.