jon svazas - Chef & Owner

Jon has spent the last 12 years working in kitchens all over Ottawa including Taylor’s Genuine Food and Wine, Domus Cafe, Farbs, Vittoria Trattoria and the Arc Hotel. Jon is happiest in the kitchen and hanging out with his family. He has spent the last two years on the insane process of opening the restaurant and is happy to be open and cooking for you.

Billy Khoo - Chef de Cuisine & partner

Billy was born in Malaysia and raised in Ottawa. He started his culinary career very young from helping out in the kitchen of his parents restaurant. At a local hotel, he worked his way up from dishwashing to sous chef. He then went on to pursue his passion of fresh and local produce at Taylor's Genuine food and wine bar where he met Jon Svazas and Doug Parsonage. Billy utilizes culinary techniques from his asian background as well as from french training from the hotel. In his few hours off, Billy enjoys film and wine with friends.


Jay is from England, but has spent most of his adult life traveling the world. He started working the restaurant business in the UK where he was the general manager of a very popular restaurant and music venue called Cox’s Yard. He then went on to become the Food and Beverage Director at ArkBar in Thailand- one of Thailand’s most popular vacation spots with over 5000 guests a night, 7 bars and 2 restaurants. Following his time in Thailand, he came to Canada where he has been working in the hospitality industry ever since.