From the first time Sean Bone worked in a restaurant, it just felt right.
It was nearly 20 years ago and Bone had just recently finished high school when he moved to downtown Vancouver.
Until then, restaurants hadn’t crossed his mind, but unemployed and with bills to pay, he ran into a friend in Vancouver who got him a job as a busboy.
“That was my introduction to the restaurant world and it just felt right,” Bone said.
“It felt like some part of me was intuitive to every part of the dining room.”
It prompted Bone to learn the other parts of the service industry, going to expediting — the person who co-ordinates the food between the kitchen and the service staff — and then finally into the kitchen itself.
With his family’s history of working in the trades, Bone decided his trade would be as a chef.
Thus began his odyssey around some of the most notable restaurants in Vancouver, working under some world-class chefs who served as his mentors and helped shape who he is now.
In addition to restaurants and hotels, Bone has also worked at fishing lodges in the summers and heli-ski lodges in the winter. He has also worked as a private chef for a family, both in their home and aboard their yacht.
But after getting married a few years ago, and the birth of twin sons — they will be three at the end of March — as well a third son due in April, working as a private chef away from home was no longer the ideal situation.
So he began Sean Bone Private Chef Services.
And for his latest venture, Bone has opened Osso Lunchroom.
Osso, which means Bone in Italian, and the menu consists of soup, salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas and desserts.
The goal is bring “a different feel to Langley.”
“It all starts with the ambiance: you are where you eat” reads the restaurant’s website.
As a young boy, he was deeply influenced by his mother and Nona (grandmother), who taught him that almost anything can be created from scratch.
The restaurant, which is located at 703 20381 62 Ave., officially opened last month.
It employs seven people and has seating capacity for 26.
They are open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and are available for private events on evenings and weekends.