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Well-established in the Ottawa culinary scene, Chef Katie Ardington is the executive chef for the Beckta restaurant group, overseeing Play Food&Wine, Beckta, and gezellig….
Lauren perfected her culinary craft in some of the industry’s best kitchens in Ottawa, Prince Edward County, British Columbia and Costa Rica. After years of working behind the scenes in restaurants, Lauren is now focusing on her food televi…
Leah Wildman grew up with an actor father and chef mother, and considers herself a direct by-product of them both. She studied French gastronomy in the south of France, and staged in the south before moving to Paris….
Lisa Nguyen is the Marketing & Communications Lead at the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Foundation where she combines her culinary experience with her marketing background….
Originally from the Catalan Pyrenees, Luis “Tigretón” Leon is a Montreal-based chef who specializes in Spanish food. Determined to perfect his craft, Tigretón traveled across Spain, working in kitchens from Valencia, to Madrid….
Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Luis Valenzuela has dedicated his life to the culinary arts. His passion was ignited by his grandmother and mother who taught him that ‘food is the soul of life.’…
Mary Tang was born in Hong Kong and grew up enjoying Chinese cuisines, alongside many others. Mary discovered her passion for cooking by helping her mom prepare large meals for friends and family….
Matt Dunigan is the face, heart and soul of ROAD GRILL. Born in Ohio, the Dunigan family moved to Dallas when Matt was 6 years old where he quickly learned that Texans are fanatic about 2 things: football and barbecue….
Michael Allemeier is an Instructor of Culinary Arts in Calgary, Canada and former head chef of the Mission Hill Family Estate in the Okanagan Valley….
Celebrity Chef Michael Bonacini is the co-founder of one of Canada’s leading fine dining restaurant companies, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, operating 11 unique and innovative restaurants in Ontario….
Michael Cummings worked as the original Chef at Allegro Ristorante and the original chef at Da Sergio Ristorante….
From trendy restaurants in Buenos Aires to working with world-renowned chefs in New York City, award-winning chef Natalia Machado’s profile has quickly earned international recognition….
Ned was born in Okanagan, B.C., placing him in the perfect environment to cook with seafood and learn about sustainability….
Pailin Chongchitnant has always felt at home in the kitchen, and fondly recalls spending her childhood afternoons squeezing fresh coconut milk and grinding pork….
As a Cordon Bleu-trained winner of Top Chef Canada, Rene Rodriguez constantly looks to push the envelope. Rene Rodriguez is an Ottawa favourite now cooking at Ottawa`s delicious Common Eatery….
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