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YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2019 celebrate Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene and are judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts. The winner of YAM’s Chef of the Year Award 2019 is Castro Boateng of the House of Boateng.

By Cinda Chavich // Photo by Jeffrey Bosdet

Castro Boateng has been flying under the radar for awhile, but with his new café in Langford, he’s soared into our top chef spot.

Born in Ghana and schooled in Toronto, Boateng has worked with top chefs from Scotland and Bermuda to Banff. He humbly credits his mentors with fostering his work ethic and inspiring his fresh, vegetable-forward style, evident on every creative plate at his eponymous café, House of Boateng.

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We are thrilled to report that House Of Boateng has been nominated as one of Air Canada's Best New Restaurants. Again, we'd like to thank all of you who have shared a meal with us and enjoyed the experience.

YAM magazine’s Best Restaurant Awards 2019 celebrate Greater Victoria, B.C.’s exciting food scene and are judged by an independent panel of chefs and food experts. The winner of YAM’s Best New Restaurant Award 2019 is House of Boateng in Langford, B.C.

By Cinda Chavich // Photo by Jeffrey Bosdet

It’s appropriate that chef Castro Boateng’s new café and catering kitchen has “house” in the name, for there’s nothing this chef enjoys more than bringing people together.

“Gathering people has always been part of my life,” he says.

It’s this love of community and hospitality that inspires Boateng’s work, whether it’s his commitment to Island farmers and foragers, or his joy in cooking for his suburban neighbors in Langford.

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