Pastry Chef Tamera Clark Back in North Van
By Doug Picklyk
North Vancouver — North Vancouver native, Chef Tamera Clark, has announced her homecoming with the opening of BjornBar Bakery, a new modern bakery/bistro specializing in classic dessert bars, opening this week in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village.
Clark, who opened the successful Rustique Pie Kitchen in Montreal in 2012, sold her interest in Rustique in late 2015 to move back to North Van to be closer to family and to open her dream business. The bakery is named after the Chef’s brother Gavin ‘Bjorn’ Clark who lives in Edgemont Village with his family.
BjornBar offers a full coffee bar (serving Illy coffee) and features a rooftop patio with views of the North Shore Mountains. The bakery will feature lunch offerings including soups and salads, quiche, sausage rolls, tarts and homemade flatbread pizzas.
BjornBar also offers full-service catering from wedding cakes and sweet-tables to canapés for corporate events or dinner parties.
Clark has lived and worked as a pastry chef around the world including Australia, Europe and the Caribbean, and she trained in Vancouver at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.
At Rustique in Montreal, she gained fame for her approach to traditional dessert making and appeared in dozens of publications including Gourmond, the Montreal Gazette, Globe and Mail and the National Post. She was nominated for a Notable Award in 2014 for Montreal’s Top Pastry Chef, and appeared as a featured chef in the Cookbook “Montreal Cooks.”
BjornBar Bakery is located at 3053 Edgemont Boulevard in North Vancouver.