Growing up in Orangeville, Ontario I didn’t always know I wanted to be a Chef but I knew I loved to cook and that I thrived in the restaurant atmosphere. The hustle & bustle, the staff comradery and the creative outlet that cooking provided, were all very exciting to me. When I turned 19, I knew I had to make my move to Toronto to attend culinary school and turn my passion into a career.
Throughout college and the years following, I worked in various restaurants and event centers, including The Art Gallery of Ontario and Beerbistro.
It wasn’t long before I became a Sous Chef at the very popular, Drake Hotel on Queen West.
After many years of hard work and dedication, I then became the Executive Chef of the Senator Diner and Winebar in downtown Toronto.
During my time in Toronto, I got married and became a father of two wonderful children; I have grown a lot as a person and a Chef in these years and am now ready for a new adventure. I am excited to join the team at The Best Western Inn and Conference Center in Orillia as the Executive Chef, sharing both my passion and knowledge with the community.