About Us

David Koonar, Owner & Executive Chef, cooking in the kitchen

Founder & Executive Chef

David Koonar, Owner and Executive Chef, started his journey 44 years ago when he left Canada for Florence, Italy to train at culinary school. 

His training in Italy coupled with his international travels inspired his Mediterranean-fusion style cuisine. His food is prepared slowly and with care creating bold, rich tastes and textures. Come try our mouth-watering flavours that are sure to keep you coming back for more! 

Wedding party at Charcoal and Woodz

Special Events & Catering

Our restaurant is available for large private events: weddings, birthdays, bridal showers, business lunches, cocktail receptions, and much more. We can provide custom catering/buffets or platted meals, hotel block rates through Holiday Inn & Suites, Cloverdale, and have access to excellent DJ's through Presto Entertainment. We would love to discuss our tailored and full service options with you.

Fresh ingredients sourced from local farmers in the Surrey area

Seasonal & Local

We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source only the freshest ingredients from local farmers. Everything is made from scratch including our sauces - from the parmesan-truffle cream ravioli sauce to our renowned Caesars Hot Sauce – the perfect combination of sweet and spicy (available for purchase) made with the highest quality and natural ingredients including habanero peppers, bee honey, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, shallots, and ginger. 


Everytown Gazette

People dinning out

"Vancouver Dine Out hotspot on the other side of the river. The Lamb Osso Bucco is to die for"

Cloverdale Reporter

High quality ingredients

"The chef knows his way around the kitchen. One of the best restaurants in Cloverdale, Surrey"

Now Surrey

People dinning out

"Cloverdale restaurants help feed the hungry through Mealshare"

Visit Us

Charcoal & Woodz

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Surrey East Cloverdale, 17530 64th Ave, Surrey, British Columbia V3S 5J5, Canada

604 372 0777


Monday - Thursday: 6:30 am - 10 pm

Friday: 6:30 am - 11 pm

Saturday: 7 am - 11 pm

Sunday: 7 am - 10 pm


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