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Amanda Herrera is a talented, fun-loving cook and caterer with a passion for using locally-sourced ingredients to create inspired dishes that reflect Canada’s diverse culture….
Angie MacRae is a Chef and co-host This Food That Wine. Angie is a graduate of Stratford Chefs School, but her “food education” stretches far outside of the classroom….
Bianca Osbourne is fun, sassy, outspoken, and quick with her signature knowing smile. A child of Caribbean immigrants, the Edmonton, Canada native is now based in Toronto where she teaches Food Media and Business at Centennial College….
Carlo Rota was born in London, England, and has said in an interview with CBC that his passion for cuisine comes from his father – a prominent international chef….
As a competitive person, Caroline has always been very invested in growing as a chef. She also got involved with farming during her career, leading her to become involved with supporting and cooking with good quality, local products….
Craig is the Chef and owner of Patois Toronto, an Asian-Caribbean restaurant and the executive chef at Ting Irie, Dubai’s first Jamaican restaurant. …
Today, Chef Derek Dammann is based in Montréal where he is the proud owner of Maison Publique….
Desiree Nielsen lives by the motto: real food for real people. She credits her Portuguese roots and gardening with her grandmother as the foundation for her love of healthy cooking….
Driven by his desire and ambition to be the best in the business, Guyanese, Canadian Chef Devan Rajkumar (aka Chef Dev) has no boundaries when it comes to culinary exploration….
Elizabeth’s love for cooking grew from her family, “My parents always encouraged me to experiment in the kitchen.” She took on an apprenticeship at the Empress Hotel, where she even had the opportunity to cook for Queen Elizabeth II….
Chef Erica Karbelnik’s culinary journey began at a young age, igniting her passion for food at 17 years old where she embarked on her first professional cooking job in Toronto at ONE Restaurant….
Eva Bee’s journey in the culinary world began at a young age, immersing herself in the food industry and honing her skills as a chef with a passion for local ingredients….
Eva is currently the Executive Head Chef at Avling, Toronto’s latest restaurant for contemporary Chinese/Canadian cuisine. Her Samoan-Hawaiian and Singaporean-Chinese heritage shows through in every dish she makes….
Chef Gavan Knox is an award-winning Irish Canadian baker, chocolate aficionada, and LGBTQ+ father of two. Gavan’s love for baking started at a young age when he would bake with his mother and patiently wait to taste the mouthwatering creati…
Georges love for cooking started at the young age of 15 after working for a catering business. After pursuing a career in the culinary arts and even opening his own restaurant, he continues to work as a chef in various well-known locations,…
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