Canadian born Scott Jaeger apprenticed under Bruno Marti at La Belle Auberge Restaurant and was later recruited to work at the Waldorf Hotel in London, a move that led to him pursuing other contracts in France, Switzerland and Australia. He and his wife Stephanie opened the Pear Tree Restaurant in late 1997, voted best new restaurant by the BCRFA and Vancouver magazine, and consistently best fine dining from Burnaby Now. Also rated top over all in Zagat 2012 to 2014, listed in ‘Where Chef’s Eat’ and Canada’s top 100 restaurants in 2015, they continue to strive for consistent quality serving Canada’s finest ingredients in a contemporary style. Scott holds the position of Vice Conseilleur Culinaire of the esteemed Chaine des Rotisseurs, in addition to being a member of the Canadian Culinary Federation and the president of The Chef’s Table Society of British Columbia. In 2007 Scott had the honour of representing Canada at the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France and in 2008 and 2016 as a member of the Canadian National Culinary team, earning a grand total of 6 gold medals in Erfurt, Germany. Then in 2013 Scott travelled to Dubai, again with a Canadian culinary team for the World Hospitality Championships. In addition to being BC Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year (1998), Scott has had the honor of being BC Chef’s Association Chef of the Year, Vancouver Magazine’s Chef of the Year, and the Georgia Straight’s Chef of the Year in 2007, in 2009 he was inducted into the BCRFA’s Restaurant Hall of Fame and in 2014 was given the ‘Mentorship’ award from Vancouver Magazine.