Between work and exploring the world, Ms. Jennifer Chen always finds time to help others. Her appreciation for life and adventure is admirable and evident in everything she says.
Please tell us a bit about your professional work?
I was born and raised in Taiwan and knew at a very young age that eventually I would immigrate to a different country. I wasn’t sure where, but took my time researching options. Before I made the decision to move to Canada, I had already traveled to over 60 countries, both for work and personal reasons. My family never quite understood why out of all the places in the world I chose here, but I had promised myself that I would move to a place where I would live and continue to learn – and that’s exactly what I did! I’ve learned everything from how to start a new life in a country where I knew no one, to learning how to drive in the snow – I have still not mastered the latter.
What do you do outside of work for fun?
Travel! To date, I have traveled to more than 80 countries and plan on visiting many more to come. This summer I will be heading back to Europe and then jetting off to Russia in the fall. I have a personal goal of taking at least two trips a year. It’s healthy to get away and explore. The more you travel, the more you open your eyes and learn to appreciate.
No matter how busy I am with work or travel, I always make time to give back to our community. Last week, I received an award from the Taiwanese Economic Culture Office for my assistance in helping Canadian students apply for post-secondary education in Taiwan. I also volunteer weekly at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. providing support to new immigrants from China who are trying to make a life for themselves in Canada. I feel very lucky to have the ability to help others.
Favourite place you’ve traveled to?
That is a hard question to answer. One area does come to mind though and that is the Galápagos Islands, which are a group of islands off the coast of Ecuador. I also really enjoyed my time over Christmas in Bora Bora. It was there that I experienced traveling under water in a submarine scooter. Look it up! There are only two countries in the world that currently have them.
Do you take advantage of TCC’s affiliate club network when you travel?
Yes! I visit all of TCC’s affiliate clubs in Hong Kong regularly. Hong Kong has some incredible clubs!
Why did you become a member of Terminal City Club?
Having lived and conducted business in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other major cities in China, I am very familiar with private clubs, and have visited many in the past. When I first came to Vancouver the idea of joining a private club was on the top of my list. The connection to TCC was made through my neighbour who was also a member and offered to sponsor me. I knew I had made the right choice when I saw the fitness centre, in particular the swimming pool. I am an active user of our fitness centre.
What do you enjoy the most about the Club?
I like to live a very low key lifestyle so I love belonging to a club where I can go unwind, exercise and separate from my busy work life. Some members use the Club for business, personal reasons or both, but I prefer to use it for my social life only. I love the facilities on the third floor and appreciate the staff members who work up there. They work very hard to take care of our equipment and us members. It is the level of service and atmosphere at the Club that I love. Alex in The Grill always remembers what foods I like and customizes dishes specifically for me, without me even asking!
What would you say to someone considering joining TCC?
If you are looking for a fitness centre at your club, TCC is the place for you. Unlike some clubs, we are also very lucky to have underground parking available in our building. I always prefer to go somewhere with underground parking than without in a city that rains as much as Vancouver does!
What is one piece of advice you would like to share with your fellow members?
Enjoy your club and appreciate that you have a place where you belong.
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Dress Code: Smart Casual
Unless otherwise specified, all areas of the Club, including the Grill Room, 1892, Cuvée Wine Bar, patios and private function rooms have a dress code of smart casual. Smart casual attire includes collared or turtle neck shirts, golf or knee length shorts, and dress pants. Similar attire is required for ladies. Denim is acceptable provided a collared shirt is worn and denim is of a solid colour with no fading, tears or patches.
All footwear is to be clean and smart. Casual thong footwear is not permitted outside of the fitness centre.
TO SNACK AND SHARE
warm potato chips 9
caramelized onion dip
confit tuna conserva 14
toasted baguette, preserved lemon, Mediterranean olives
cheese and charcuterie 24
selection of 3 cured meats and 3 artisanal cheeses, pickles, mustard, crostini
seafood tower 38
crab leg, poached prawns, scallop ceviche, marinated octopus, smoked salmon, rare ahi tuna, cocktail sauce, lemon aioli, wakami gomae
mezze plate 18
beet hummus, za’atar spiced Macedonian feta, marinated tomatoes, Castletravano olives, lavash
wagyu beef carpaccio nigiri 17
bonito mayo, pickled ginger, micro salad
crispy fried chicken 14
sumac spiced honey, sugar waffle shards
blistered shishito peppers 11
Aleppo chili, lime, smoked maldon, micro cilantro
satay trio 18
2 piece each
tandoori grilled salmon belly, raita
kabayaki glazed prawn, avocado salsa
grilled flank steak, hazelnut coconut sauce
sliders 5 each
Beef, caramelized onion, house pickle, pretzel bun
Salmon, tzaziki, cabbage slaw, pretzel bun
Chicken, lettuce, tomato, harissa aioli, pretzel bun
Quinoa vegetable, beet hummus, marinated tomato, pretzel bun
THE LIGHTER SIDE
north arm farm heirloom carrots 9
charred broccolini 9
potatoes mostarda 9
seasonal vegetables 9
fine herb butter
hand-cut kennabec fries 8
truffle aioli, chive
caesar salad 12
romaine, olive oil fried sourdough, white anchovies, parmesan
house-made beef burger 22
CAB chuck & brisket, brioche bun, aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, tomato, caramalized onions, lettuce, house made pickles
quinoa vegetable burger 17
red pepper hummus, tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, pickle, brioche bun, signature sauce
marinated Tofu poke bowl 23
shaved spring radish, chili pickled cucumber, avocado, warm jade rice, taro chips
braised beef cheek pappardelle 24
pearl onions, ricotta salata, pine nuts
carrot & saffron risotto 23
olive crumble, carrot chips
Seafood Chowder | 9
Salade Tatin | 15
spring vegetables, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Neufchatel, marcona almonds, puff pastry, 62°egg
Steak Tartare | 15
Horseradish cream, capers, shallots, cured egg yolk
Pan Seared Scallops | 16
squid ink aioli, kohlrabi slaw
Hamachi Crudo | 17
kombu cured Hamachi crudo, yuzu, castelvetrano olives, puffed rice
Caesar Salad | 13
romaine, white anchovy, parmesan cheese, crouton
White Anchovy and Burrata Toastie | 17
rye bread, olive oil, basil tomato confit
Salad Maison | 15
Hannah Brook Farm greens, frisse, radicchio, pickled Anjou pear, spiced walnuts, Macedonian feta, basil vinaigrette
Asparagus and Prosciutto Salad | 17
snap peas, shaved zucchini, smoked apple, pea shoots, white balsamic dressing
DAILY SANDWICH | 16
served with choice of soup, salad or fries
Seafood Cobb Salad | 24
Scallop, prawn, seared ahi, candied salmon belly, salmon roe, heritage greens, avocado buttermilk dressing
Rossdown Free Range Chicken Salad | 24
Hannah Brook Farm Heirloom Greens, Hannah Brook Farm greens, frissee, radicchio, pickled Anjou pear, spiced walnuts, Macedonian feta, basil vinaigrette
Club Bowl | 19
mixed beans and sprouted grains, avocado, edamame hummus, tomato, hearty chips, puffed amaranth
add 62° egg 3.25
Tamari Sablefish Rice Bowl | 29
jade rice, crunchy shaved vegetables, ginger ponzu vinaigrette
Agadashi Chick Pea Fritter | 27
mushroom broth, enoki, baby bok choy
Sesame Crusted Rare Ahi Tuna | 29
edamame succotash, unagi glaze, crispy leeks
1892 Panini | 16
capicollo, provolone, ham, arugula, lemon aioli, ciabatta
Served with choice of soup, salad or fries
1892 Burger | 22
ground bison and beef, house made aioli, pickles, smoked bacon jam, radicchio, tomato, aged cheddar, brioche bun
Served with choice of soup, salad or fries
Steak Frites | 36
7oz Wagyu Sirloin, hand cut French fries, tomato horseradish butter, choice of petite salad, soup or heirloom vegetables
Charred Hanger Steak | 29
whipped potato, brocollini, sauce bordelaise
Pappadelle Sauce Vierge | 23
Heirloom tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil, coriander
Add crab meat or braised short rib 8
Wild “Pacific Provider” Pacific Salmon | 35
tamari wild rice, bonito aioli, crisp seaweed
Chorizo Crusted Halibut | 42
roasted pepper emulsion, amaranth salad, mint chimicurri
Saffron & Carrot Gnocchi | 27
brown butter carrot puree, pinenut crumble, gruyere
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Thai Curry Chicken & Vegetable | 7
contains shrimp paste
PACIFIC FISH CHOWDER
Salmon Sablefish & Clams | 8
Smoked Salmon Toast | 15
avocado, cherry tomato, petite salad
toasted sourdough bread
soup, salad or fries
Baby Shrimp & Soba Noodle Salad | 18
mandarin orange, red cabbage, cherry tomato romaine, citrus dressing
Pan Fried Arctic Char | 22
basmati rice, mixed vegetables
baby shrimp cream sauce
Vanilla Custard Tart | 10
apple compote, cardamom crumble
Elderflower & Prosecco Gelee | 10
raspberry yogurt panna cotta
Red Velvet Cake | 10
cream cheese, shaved chocolate
Stay tuned for next quarter's wine club!