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Greasy Spoon food gets fine dining treatment at Vancouver dinner series

03/09/2015 09:00 EDT | Updated 05/09/2015 05:59 EDT
Tonight, Chef Scott Jaeger from Burnaby's Pear Tree Restaurant cooks up diner food as part of the Greasy Spoon Dinner Series, hosted at Save-on Meats in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

It's a departure for the award-winning chef, who's represented Canada at the Bocuse D'Or, otherwise known as the culinary Olympics.

Jaeger is known for his locally-sourced, inventive cuisine and creating a sophisticated fine dining atmosphere.

"Food is still food. We still cook it with all the love, and the best ingredients we can get our hands on. There's still all the pride that goes into our everyday meals."

But Jaeger admits that this special meal will be a different experience for his team.

"To be able to do it in a diner, allow my staff to have a little more fun, and kick it around a little bit, is kind of exciting. It's a different day for us."

Chef Jaeger will be cooking corned duck hash, meatloaf, pea soup and a crumble for dessert.

The proceeds of tonight's dinner goes to Growing Chefs, and the Strathcona Food Program. Both encourage food sustainability, an issue that's close to Jaeger's heart.

The Greasy Spoon Dinner Series kicks off at Save-on Meats with two seatings, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. PT.

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