Famous Chefs from Canada

List of the famous chefs from Canada. List includes some of the best chefs from Canada, along with photos when available. This list of renowned Canadian chefs is ordered alphabetically, but if you're searching for a specific chef from Canada then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for. This list below has a variety of chefs, like James Barber and Christine Cushing, in it.

This list answers the questions, "What famous chefs are from Canada?" and "Who are the greatest Canadian chefs?"

You can click on the names of the famous chefs of Canada in order to get more information about each one. If you're a food lover then use this list of popular Canadian chefs to discover some new cooks.

  • Anna Olson
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    Anna Olson (born May 4, 1968, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professionally trained pastry chef. She resides in Welland in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. She was previously the host of Food Network Canada's Fresh with Anna Olson, Sugar and Kitchen Equipped and Bake with Anna Olson. She currently hosts the Twitter exclusive video short series Sweet Something which can be seen on Food Network Canada twitter. She also hosts short videos on her YouTube channel Oh Yum with Anna Olson.
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    • Nationality: Canada, United States of America
  • Bob Blumer was the host of Food Network's The Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment, and World's Weirdest Restaurants. He is also a cook book author and illustrator. Blumer was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, but now resides in Los Angeles, California. Bob serves as an Ambassador to Second Harvest in Toronto spreading the word about food rescue and hunger relief. He currently hosts infomercials for Ninja kitchen products.
    • Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
    • Nationality: Canada, United States of America
  • Brad Long is a Canadian-born chef. He is known for his appearances on the Food Network show Restaurant Makeover, which is seen in over 16 countries worldwide. For ten years Long worked at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment where he was responsible for feeding more than 20 million fans at Toronto's Air Canada Centre and BMO Field. His responsibilities included creating team meals for the organization's NBA and NHL teams; and overseeing quick service, catering and restaurants including The Platinum Club.The Platinum Club won consecutive Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence every year since 2002; a VQA Restaurant Awards of Excellence; and the International Award of Excellence – Diamond Wine Award in 2004. Meanwhile, the Air Canada Club was ranked by Globe and Mail reviewer Joanne Kates as one of the top 10 restaurants of the year in its inaugural season. Long's previous culinary challenge was to rebuild the food and beverage program at the CN Tower in 1995, amassing several awards during his tenure. The aspiring chef started out in the early 1980s with stints at various restaurants across the country—mostly as a sideline to pay the bills while working as a musician. In 1990 Long got serious about cooking and became entrenched at Toronto's Pronto Ristorante. While working up to Sous Chef and Chef, and attending school full-time, he studied and traveled extensively through Europe and the United States. Long developed the concept for the Restaurant and Bar called My Place, A Canadian Pub, located at Jane and Bloor in Toronto's West End. Since July 2011, Long has been the owner and chef of Café Belong and Belong Catering at the Evergreen Brick Works.
    • Birthplace: Canada
    • Nationality: Canada
  • Christine Cushing
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    Christine Cushing is a Canadian celebrity chef and television program host. She has been showing Canada how to cook for 15 years. Christine's TV debut all started in May 1998 when she was working at a small food company and a TV producer approached her and asked her to audition for one of his new shows. She hosted Christine Cushing Live and Dish it Out on Food Network Canada, and Fearless in the Kitchen on the Opray Winfrey network in Canada. She is shooting a food documentary series called Confucius was a Foodie with Mark Media currently in Asia and Europe. She is the resident chef on CTV's the Marilyn Denis show in Canada. Cushing teamed up with the food brand Furlani and showed how to use their products in different recipes such as Pulled Pork on Furlani Garlic Texas Toast.Born in Athens, Greece, Cushing moved to Canada with her family when she was only one. Interested in cooking at a very young age, Cushing practiced cooking and baking for hours at a time as a child. She studied linguistics at the University of Toronto, graduating from the Food and Beverage Management program at George Brown College in Toronto in 1986.Cushing graduated top of her class in the Grand Diplôme program at the École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris. She has worked at Four Season's Hotels, Magna International, the King Ranch Health Spa, and Toronto's Scaramouche restaurant, as a pastry chef. She was a teacher at the Kitchen Studio, had her own cooking school, and she even came up with recipes for places such as Gusto magazine, Starbucks, and Ace Bakery. Cushing has also performed food demonstrations for KitchenAid Canada, Northern Telecom, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She spoke at Cook for the Cure breast cancer campaign, was thought to be a superhero at Starbright Foundation for sick kids hospital, and is now a judge for the Gold Medal Plate annual fundraiser for the Olympic committee as well as a committed advocate of the Children's Breakfast Clubs.She has written three cookbooks and has a line of artisan food products: extra virgin olive oil from Greece, tomato sauces hand made in Canada and roasted red pepper spreads. Cushing has said that the kitchen tool she could not live without was a mandolin. She enjoys travelling. She says that it inspires her cooking and some of her favourite places to go are Shipwreck Bay Zakynthos.
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Nationality: Canada
  • David Adjey
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    David Adjey (born May 17, 1964) is a Canadian chef known for his appearances on the Food Network Canada show Restaurant Makeover. Adjey appeared on the season 7 premiere episode of Iron Chef America which originally aired on October 5, 2008. He faced off against Iron Chef Michael Symon and the theme ingredient was sturgeon. Adjey and Symon fought to a 47 point tie/draw. He starred in Food Network Canada's Restaurant Makeover which ran from 2005 to 2008. Adjey stars in the Food Network Canada show, The Opener, which started in fall of 2010. He is the author of New York Times Best Seller Deconstructing the Dish. Adjey founded restaurant The Chickery in May 2012.
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Nationality: Canada
  • David Rocco
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    David Rocco (born July 27, 1970) is a Canadian executive producer, best-selling author, celebrity chef and host of several internationally syndicated television series. He is most known for producing and hosting the television series David Rocco's Dolce Vita, and publishing four cookbooks David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, Made in Italy, and David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia. In 2013, he travelled to India to shoot David Rocco’s Dolce India, which found international success on the National Geographic Network.
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Nationality: Canada