Chef TJ Conwi

Ono Vancouver is run by TJ Conwi, whose culinary curiosity began with his roots in the Philippines, and led him to restaurants, private clubs and hotels earlier in his career. Most recently as the Executive Chef of Marriott Delta Vancouver Suites. 

Applying his passion for West Coast and Asian cuisine to innovative, local and sustainably sourced ingredients, TJ supports small- to medium-sized business food programs with clients ranging from breweries and local chain restaurants, to startups and non-profits. At the onset of the pandemic, Ono Vancouver quickly pivoted to support food security. The team began rescuing surplus food to cook thousands of meals for people in need every week—and they never stopped. The community initiative has evolved into ReRoot, the city’s first chef-run surplus food hub.