Chef Atifa Prinsloo has been passionately working in the culinary industry for the past thirteen years.
Born and raised in sunny Queensland, Australia, dedication and hard work in the culinary trade has led her to gain her professional trade qualified certificates and showcase her skills at Australia’s finest 5-star hotels, such as the Sheraton Hotel Brisbane, Palazzo Versace Luxury Hotels Gold Coast, and The Hyatt Regency Australia. Chef Atifa was able to learn from Australia’s finest chefs with unique techniques.
Having honed her skills in development and presentation of food in Australia, she boarded the next plane to Hong Kong, starting with the famous Disneyland 5-star Resort followed with the world renowned 5-star hotel, JW Marriott.
At the JW Marriott, she gained even more invaluable culinary experiences, working with world class and international chefs. There, she focused much of her time on restaurant openings, large functions & events, fine dining, menu designs, and bringing new fusion, skills and creations to her team and guests every day.
Chef Atifa arrived in Vancouver one and a half years ago to lead the culinary team at the internationally acclaimed three-star Michelin, Chef Jean-Georges’ restaurant MARKET, Shangri-La Hotel, where she was able to once again train and implement artistic & high culinary standards, all at the same time creating her own catering & personal chef business.
Chef Atifa is truly passionate about cooking, and is excited to pass on her professional and international knowledge to the culinary industry with the students of LaSalle College Vancouver.