Alana Peckham was born and raised in Vancouver. She studied at the Dubrulle International Culinary Arts institute, earning her Culinary Certificate in 2002 and Pastry Certificate in 2003. After graduation she worked at top Vancouver restaurants Feenie’s, Lumière, and CRU. She joined Hart House in April 2012, bringing both experience and enthusiasm to her new position.
Chef Peckham says that her cooking style, while firmly grounded in the traditional French culinary techniques she learned at Dubrulle, is also influenced by her cultural heritage as a Chinese Canadian. She is known for her creativity as well as her longstanding commitment to using only the freshest and best ingredients. Her goal, with every dish she creates, is to achieve a harmonious balance of flavours.
Chef Peckham has contributed to Vancouver Cooks and competed in the 2011 Gold Medal Plate competition in Vancouver.