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Concept and Philosophy
Local revamped. Comfortable redefined. The Pear Tree Restaurant is a destination outside the mold, bringing together world-class cuisine and downtown elegance with approachability and a sense of community. With an emphasis on freshness and high quality, Chef Jaeger incorporates seasonal local, organic and sustainable ingredients to create a sublime year-round menu. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Scott and Stephanie Jaeger, The Pear Tree Restaurant is the destination whether it be a special occasion, catching up with friends, or a relaxed weekday dinner.
After taking the helm of a pre-existing restaurant space on Christmas Eve of 1997, Scott and Stephanie Jaeger opened the doors to The Pear Tree Restaurant in January of 1998 following some interior renovations. Positive feedback from diners confirmed that there was a desire for a high quality dining experience outside of the downtown core, and in April of the following year the restaraunt was awarded Best New Restaurant from both Vancouver Magazine and the BC Restaurant Association, as well as recieving Restauranteur of the Year from the latter. The Pear Tree has been awarded Vancouver Magazine’s “Best of the ‘Burbs” each subsequent year since. The Pear Tree Restaurant has received numerous critical and publicly voted honors including a coveted Zagat rating. In 2005 Chef Jaeger competed for the chance to represent Canada in the prestigious Bocuse D’Or Culinary Competition in Lyon, France. He won the honor, and began preparing for the 2007 competition against 24 other countries. In September of 2005, the restaurant closed its doors for 40 days, undertaking major renovations which included expanding into the unit next door, virtually doubling its original size. Maintaining an intimate 50-seat dining room, a lounge area was added along with a 1200 bottle vinitec to accommodate an expanding wine selection. January of 2007 came around, and Chef Jaeger and his team went to Lyon, bringing home a 7th place honor. Now entering their tenth year of operation, Scott and Stephanie Jaeger invite you to come and enjoy what they do best.
Bio: Scott Jaeger
Canadian born Scott Jaeger trained under Bruno Marti, and was subsequently recruited to work at the Waldorf Hotel in London, a move that led to him pursuing contracts elsewhere in England, France,
Australia and Switzerland. 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 board member of The Chef’s Society. As a past competitor for Team Canada in the Bocuse D’Or, Jaeger continues his work with Team Canada which includes returning to Lyon at a future competition as a judge, and will be coaching and observing the current team as they prepare for their chance to compete. 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.
Bio: Stephanie Jaeger
Canadian born Stephanie Jaeger began her foray into the restaurant industry with Janet McGuire at the Beachside Café in West Vancouver, gaining experience in the Dundarave area before jetting off to
Europe for 3 months. Upon returning, she was introduced to Scott, and, after a short courtship, they opened their own restaurant in 1997. Stephanie remains front-of-house manager and is a familiar face at the Pear Tree. She remains involved in the community as an active member of Les Dames Escoffier, in addition to being a board member of Burnaby’s Empty Bowls, an organization dedicated to alleviating hunger in Burnaby. She is actively involved in every aspect of the Pear Tree, and her knowledge of wines combined with her gracious and informative service makes her an integral part of any visit to the Pear Tree.