Francis Pendon

Vice President of Food & Beverage, Parq Vancouver


Growing up in Vancouver, BC, Francis began his career working in the kitchens at notable restaurants Earls and Joe Fortes. He then took his passion for hospitality to Australia, where he trained as Chef de Partie at Sydney’sNick’s Seafood Bar & Grill. In 2006 he moved back to his hometown and joined award winning Glowbal Restaurant Group. It was here where Francis hit is stride, moving to the front-of-the-house as Bar Manager at Yaletown’s iconic Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar. He quickly moved up the ranks and honed his skills with the company, taking leadership roles at Coast, Italian Kitchen, and one of the city’s largest restaurants, Glowbal TELUS Garden.  As Director of Food & Beverage at Parq Vancouver, Francis is responsible for overseeing all operations at Honey Salt, The Victor, BC Kitchen, MRKT East, and D/6 Bar & Lounge.