Meet Our Founders
O' chef lab was founded by Michelin-starred Restaurants French Chef Olivier Elzer who has an astonishing 19 Michelin Stars awarded to his restaurants consecutively from 2007 to present**. With an excellent understanding of Asian palates without compromising the flavours rooted in classical French cooking techniques.
Whether it’s a fine dining private meal or family-style dishes including his Mum’s Alsatian choucroute, Elzer’s culinary repertoire is interesting and diverse.
His love and curiosity for food, experiments, and discovery run in the family; Elzer’s grandfather was a chef to the last Tsar family of Russia and his dad a German Military chemist.
Elzer is a Hong Kong permanent resident and currently also Culinary Director of St Regis Hong Kong and head chef of fine dining French restaurant L’Envol.
“Good food is for the enjoyment of our diners. My passion is to deliver the art and science of culinary creations to the tables”
**Michelin Starred Restaurants, Executive Chef Olivier Elzer:
Abbaye De La Bussiere sur Ouche – Cote d’Or, France (2007, 2008, 1 star)
Pierre, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong (2010, 2011, 2 stars)
L’atelier de Joel Robuchon, Hong Kong (2012, 2013, 2014, 3 stars)
Seasons by Olivier e, Hong Kong (2015, 2016, 2017, 1 star)
L’Envol, St Regis, Hong Kong (2019, 1 star)
Founder Canny Leung is a seasoned entrepreneur and award-winning marketer with many accolades under her belt.
Her management depth and breadth of experience in the F&B industry includes branding, marketing strategies, and talent management.
With a passion for fine food and wine, Leung began her career in the Entertainment industry as an author and lyricists for Hong Kong's top pop stars. She brings her unique expertise in creative and innovative experiences to the business development of O' chef lab.