I was still hungry in the taxi, upset about the mozzarella, worried that what would come next wouldn’t measure up...I was still hungry in the taxi, upset about the mozzarella, worried that what would come next wouldn’t measure up...
Being a chef is so much more than just cooking. It’s about bringing people together to share in something all cultures understand, and that’s food.My own journey with food has been unique. From struggling with my own weight and diet, to now creating fusion dishes that represent the many cultures of my home city of Toronto, my relationship with food has always been crucial to my life.
With my training not being traditional, I’ve always felt like I had something to prove. I bypassed culinary school and threw myself into the fire. What has risen from those flames is a raw understanding of what it truly means to serve.
Whether inside of homes, or cooking in commercial kitchens in a different city every other day, my dedication has been tested and my skills have been pushed to its brinks. Each time I have found a way to produce memorable plates that have left an impression on the taste buds of anyone who has ever taken a bite from one of my dishes.
No matter what type of dish I’m creating, my inspiration as a chef has always been people. Everyday people who enjoy trying new dishes, who recognize flavours, and who have a genuine appreciation for a fine meal. That is why I am here and why I take so much pride in what I do.