Chef Ly is one of Calgary’s most well-respected and award-winning chefs. Originally from Lethbridge, his career has taken him across Western Canada and found him working at some of the country’s most esteemed dining establishments including Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn, Vancouver’s Diva and Calgary’s Catch, Hotel Arts, Kensington Riverside Inn and as Culinary Director for The Vintage Group of restaurants. Chef Duncan Ly has recently opened Foreign Concept, an “alternative Asian” restaurant in downtown Calgary with fellow chefs Jinhee Lee and Michel Nop.
Chef Ly has won numerous accolades during the course of his culinary career. He competed at Gold Medal Plates: Canada’s Culinary Championships, numerous regional competitions and was part of Team Alberta in Luxembourg at the World Culinary Olympics. Chef represented Calgary’s exciting dining scene at the Canadian Culinary Championships in February 2014 taking home the silver medal after winning Gold Medal Plates in Calgary November 2013. In earlier years, Chef Ly was awarded the prestigious Karl Schier award as Vancouver’s Top Apprentice and represent Canada at the Bocuse d’Or, one of the top international culinary competitions held in France.