Chef, ReUp BBQ
in New Westminster
After graduating at the head of his class at Pacific Northwest Culinary Academy, Michael Kaisaris broke into the Vancouver restaurant scene at C Restaurant where he developed his avid interest in food service and wine. Upon winning a street food cart location in 2010 through the City of Vancouver’s pilot program, Michael launched Re-Up BBQ along with three passionate partners — Lindsay Kaisaris, Chester Carey and Jose Rosales-Lopez — and has dedicated himself to cooking American cuisine and Southern BBQ sourced from local, small-scale farms that practice ethical farming methods. Re-Up has since evolved into a popular counter-service restaurant located at River Market in New Westminster. In addition to their line of delicious, ready-to-go food items such as pulled pork, smoked bacon, BBQ ribs and holiday turkey boxes, Re-Up offers custom BBQ catering and often hosts fun food events.