About Chef Pieter’s Kitchen

How it all started…

Chef Pieter Van Meenen has always had a passion for cooking and a love of food from a very young age. At age 40, he made the leap from the corporate world to pursue his dream career as a chef. After 18 years of managing food operations, seafood and import stores, retail grocery, and a chain of high-end cafés, Pieter enrolled in the Dubrulle International Culinary Restaurant Ownership Chef program at The Art Institute in Vancouver. He proudly graduated with honours on the Dean’s List and thereafter completed his Red Seal Chef certification.

From there, Pieter’s career took off – from a position at a 5-Diamond Hotel in Vancouver, to winning Gold at the “Best of the West” culinary competition, to competing on Chopped Canada. Working at The Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre in Port Coquitlam as their Executive Chef is where Pieter developed the fan-favourite “Beaver Dip” (Smoked Gouda & Jalapeno) for his creative, comedy-themed menus.

This dip was the one that started it all! Try it today.

Only the best ingredients…

Chef Pieter’s artisanal dips are freshly crafted by hand, using fresh, whole food, clean, locally-sourced ingredients that are packed full of flavour, without preservatives, and made with love.

Meet the Family

Chef / Owner
Pieter Van Meenen

Operations Manager
Nathalie Van Meenen

Taste Testers /
Support Team

Words from happy dippers

So incredibly delicious! Your taste buds will thank you!!!


Vancouver, BC

Literally, the best dips I’ve ever eaten. Seriously, local friends, the most amazing gourmet dips you could ever imagine. You won’t be disappointed. My personal favourite is the White Cheddar Habanero. Get some! And support an amazing local food artist!


Langley, BC

Bought Chef Pieter’s dip at the Fort Langley market today! These gourmet dips are exceptional and bring the dipping evolution to a whole new level. See you at the market next week for more!!


Fort Langley, BC