CHEFS AND CULINARY TALENT
CHEF CRAIG HARDING
Chef Craig Harding is the owner and chef of Toronto's most popular new restaurant, La Palma, which has quickly become one of the city's hottest and most Instagrammed new restos thanks to its stunning decor and delicious mouth-watering menu (which includes a 100-layer lasagna, btw!). Chef Craig first came on to the culinary scene in 2010 with the opening of his first restaurant, Campagnolo and since has developed a reputation for great food, a commitment to quality and his charismatic, approachable personality. You may recognize him from the Food Network series Chef In Your Ear, or TLN's Chef's Bar and he's also recently opened Constantine, an homage to the diverse cuisine of distinct regions found in the Mediterranean. It's an exciting time for Craig which is why Toronto Sun named him a Torontonian to watch in 2017.
CELEBRITY CHEF JAMIE KENNEDY
One of the nation's first chefs to reach celebrity status, Jamie Kennedy remains a reliable and reputable staple in the Canadian culinary scene. In a world where trends come and go quicker than you can say "cronut," Jamie's commitment to sustainability, his artistry, and expertise combined with his farm-to-table philosophy make him one of Canada's most enduring food fixtures. On the second year of his highly-successful summer dinner series on his stunning farm in Prince Edward County, Chef Jamie has an unrivaled reputation and commitment to quality which is why he was awarded the Order of Canada.
CHEF ANDREA NICHOLSON
Simply put: Chef Andrea Nicholson makes #DamnTastyFood which is why this badass warrior woman was not only selected to compete on Food Network's Top Chef Canada, she was also brought back for the recent Top Chef Canada: All Stars. A busy businesswoman and modern mom, Andrea is as real as it gets and her authenticity jumps off the menu at her newly-opened restaurant, Butchies, where her elevated comfort food has patrons lining up outside the door just months after opening. Andrea has done it all, butcher, chef on a cruise ship, educator, culinary contributor to the Marilyn Denis show, co-host of Restaurant Takeover, and just about everything else in between. She's an everywoman - with an edge.
Mijune Pak is an international food personality, creator of FollowMeFoodie.com, former food columnist at WE Vancouver and a Top Chef Canada resident judge. Mijune has been featured as one of "The World's Most Extreme Foodies" in The Sunday Times and named “Must Follow” by The Social Media Awards. She is also a judge for the BC Product of the Year Award, The Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards and Food Network Canada’s Bake It Possible!
In the realm of social media, Mijune holds a strong and respected voice on food. She maintains a loyal following on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube. With an increasing audience of social media users and food enthusiasts, she continues to influence the food industry and social media community locally and worldwide. After establishing a credible reputation in Vancouver, Mijune’s expertise as a culinary adventurer has gained recognition on a global scale.
Registered dietician, YouTuber, & TV personality Abbey Sharp is committed to providing Canadians and her many followers with all the information we need to live our healthiest lives through sensible information, not shaming or scare tactics. Whether it's through her website, her blog, her recipe development, her YouTube channel or her regular appearances on The Marilyn Denis Show, or the Global Morning Show, or through hosting events, Abbey disseminates reliable and relatable health and lifestyle tips in entertaining, informative, accessible, and most importantly, delicious ways. Abbey will expand her already impressive reach in early 2018 with the release of her very first book, Mindful Glow, and expand her family with the birth of her very first child in April so please also keep her in mind for any mama/baby clients!
CELEBRITY CHEF CORBIN TOMASZESKI
Corbin Tomaszeski knows more than anyone about the power food has to bring people together and for years he's been bringing audiences to Food Network on his many successful shows like Restaurant Takeover, Restaurant Makeover, Dinner Party Wars, and Incredible Food Race. While Corbin may be a top chef, this devoted family man and father of three believes good food should be accessible, not elitist which will be evident in his upcoming cookbook, In Good Company, chock full of delicious, approachable and family friendly recipes set for release in 2018