Anything with a “kick” would seem to be an appropriate motto for Chef Samir Canaan. Not only does he love all foods Asian-Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Japanese — he also is a martial artist. Not exactly what you would normally expect from a chef that hails from Maracaibo, Venezuela. But then again, Chef Canaan isn’t your ordinary chef.
Canaan started his culinary education in his mother’s kitchen. There he learned about preparation, selection, attention to detail, and, most importantly, how to respect the ingredients. For not only was his mom a great cook, but she was also a well-respected chef in her own right.
Upon his arrival in Florida, Chef Canaan was snatched up by the acclaimed Blue Point Grill Hard Rock. While there, he continued to innovate, creating such mouth-watering dishes as his signature spicy Pad Thai from scratch. Fortunately for us, Chef Canaan brought his considerable talents to Trulucks thirteen years ago. He works hard to bring us fresh seasonal dishes that are good for the plate, the palate, and the planet. His love for experimentation while utilizing only the choicest ingredients keeps his kitchen and his customers happy.