Chef Corbin Tomaszeski

Food is a part of every great thing that we do in life. Food is there for all the important events, and the memories we make around a shared table are the best memories of all” –Chef Corbin

Corbin Tomaszeski is a chef with a unique vision: to bring meaning back to the world of food. In every endeavor he has taken up, whether being executive chef of key Toronto restaurants, or through his popular Food Network shows Dinner Party Wars, Restaurant Makeover and Restaurant Takeover, Chef Corbin strives to keep the focus on food as a conveyance to shared joy, and away from fussy, rigorous rules.

“We’re so removed from where our food comes from and how to make it properly, because we’ve stopped making time to make food and spend that time with our families. Kids don’t learn how to cook anymore. I learned a lot on our farm as a child, and even though I’m raising 3 boys in the city, we cook. Teaching your kids to cook is an essential life skill, and the time you spend with them teaching them how to cook is never wasted.”

Corbin is a passionate advocate for charities, and has worked with CANFAR, Canadian Heart and Stroke Association, Crossroads International, Emily’s House, Osteoporosis Canada, Diabetes Canada, United Way Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Corbin has travelled extensively throughout North America to find out more about the kinds of food moments people from all walks of life have.

“No matter where you go, everyone celebrates with food, and no matter who is hosting you, they are proud to have you sit an enjoy life with them over their favorite dishes. The best part of my job is meeting amazing people and getting to know them over a home-cooked meal.”

Chef Corbin has partnered with Chartwells Canada to bring healthy food offerings to schools. In his new role at the Westin Harbour Castle, Chef Corbin will work with the culinary team to elevate and enhance the food and beverage experience at the hotel and Conference Centre. Also, the hotel is pleased to introduce Savoury a private chef’s table available for small intimate groups with a menu designed by the celebrated Chef. He is also working on a new TV production for the Food Network.

“Food is a part of every great thing that we do in life. Food is there for all the important events, and the memories we make around a shared table are the best memories of all” –Chef Corbin Corbin Tomaszeski is a chef with a unique vision: to … [Read more...]

Chef Michael Smith

Food Network Host, Nutritional Activist, Food Media Producer, Innkeeper

Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada’s best-known chefs, is a passionate advocate for simple, sustainable home cooking and an inspiration for families creating their own healthy food lifestyle. He’s the host of Chef Michaels Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad seen on Food Network Canada, Global and in more than 100 other countries. He’s a judge on Chopped Canada and traveled the world for his innovative web series Lentil Hunter.

Chef Michael and his wife Chastity have recently realized a dream and purchased The Inn at Bay Fortune in Prince Edward Island. This summer they will re-launch the property where Michael gained international fame, with a new spirit of hospitality and an innovative dining experience, the FireWorks.

Michael is Prince Edward Island’s food ambassador, Canada’s best selling cookbook author, innkeeper, educator, professional chef and home cook. He led the team of Sodexo chefs that cooked for the world’s Olympians in the Whistler Athletes’ Village in 2010. His eighth bestselling cookbook, Family Meals, is on stands now and his next book, Make Ahead Meals, is due to hit shelves in September 2015. His food media production company and test kitchen, Culinart Limited, is breaking new ground and his Social Media networks are Canada’s top choice for foodie fun.

Although Michael is a true chef at large his favourite role is Dad, home on Prince Edward Island with his wife Chastity and his children; Gabe, Ariella and Camille! Michael is an avid map collector, long-time windsurfer and novice kite sailor.

Food Network Host, Nutritional Activist, Food Media Producer, Innkeeper Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada’s best-known chefs, is a passionate advocate for simple, sustainable home cooking and an inspiration for families creating their own … [Read more...]