Vince started Tapenade Bistro in 2003 with the idea of bringing a downtown urban bistro to Steveston.
Born in Los Angeles to French parents, Vince was raised on many of the French classics that he serves and features at the Bistro. Before opening the Tapenade Bistro Vince had been a veteran of the Vancouver area restaurant business since 1985. Through the 1990’s Vince had lived in Paris then Brazil and spent a couple of years traveling around the world. Many of the dishes, ideas and décor are inspirations from these travels as well as Vince’s French heritage.
Vince continues to educate himself on wine and food and through the years has also accomplished his BA from Simon Fraser University as well as an associate degree in Hospitality Management.