The Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry

Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry curated by Joseph Shawana

Chef Joseph Shawana

CHEF JOSEPH SHAWANA

Chef Shawana is Odawa, part of the Three Fires Confederacy. Born and raised in Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve located on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, he was brought up knowing that food is life. Currently Chair of Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations and a Professor at Centennial College, Chef Shawana has been named one of the top ten chefs in Ontario and won the ‘best world cuisine’ award in 2019 with his restaurant Ku Kum Kitchen, in Toronto, beating over 33,000 restaurants. Chef Shawana's food philosophy stems from his deep rooted Indigenous heritage that amplifies each story that is tied to each plate he makes.

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Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry curated by Alexandra Feswick

Chef Alexandra Feswick

CHEF ALEXANDRA FESWICK
Executive Chef of Drake Devonshire

Alexandra Feswick is the Executive Chef of Drake Devonshire. She joined Drake Hotel Properties as Chef du Cuisine in 2014. She began her training at George Brown Chef School in 2005.  After gaining an apprenticeship at the Ancaster Mill under Chef Jeff Crump, she eagerly developed a passion for fresh, local produce served in unique and elegant ways. She then relocated to Toronto, and began to impact the city’s culinary community at some of its best restaurants including Wine Bar, Brockton General and Samuel J. Moore. In 2014 Alexandra’s prestige was recognized by competing in the invitational Gold Medal Plates. Chef Alexandra thrives on her involvement with the community and charitable contributions with organizations such as The Ontario Hostelry Institute, The Stop, The Daily Bread Food Bank and Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support. With her growing reputation, varied background and commitment to quality, Alexandra provides customers with the comfort food critics, regulars and new-followers have come to treasure.

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Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry curated by Michael Hunter

Chef Michael Hunter

CHEF MICHAEL HUNTER
Twitter: @thehunterchef
Instagram: @thehunterchef

Michael Hunter is a professional chef, expert hunter, forager, and co-owner of the acclaimed restaurant Antler Kitchen & Bar. Having grown up in the great outdoors, Hunter is passionate about wild game and foraged foods. He has cooked around the world at culinary festivals in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Russia, and Brazil.

The Hunter Chef Cookbook By Michael Hunter
Celebrating the resources of the wild, this book features a collection of over 100 recipes and butchery guides, and stunning food and landscape photography. The book includes recipes for cooking Large Game, Small Game, Fish and Forage, Wild Desserts and Foraged Cocktails. To learn more and to pre-order the book, visit thehunterchef.com.

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Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry curated by Rob Gentile

The Toronto Life Insider Chef’s Pantry features recipes and ingredients curated by Toronto Life's Chef-In-Residence. Every month will feature curation by a different marquee chef in the City of Toronto. We hope you enjoy it.

This month's theme is Late Harvest curated by Rob Gentile, Chef and Partner of Buca Restaurants. From intimate picnics to BBQ celebrations, the Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry has you covered.

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Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry curated by Nuit Regular

The Toronto Life Insider Chef’s Pantry features recipes and ingredients curated by Toronto Life's Chef-In-Residence. Every month will feature curation by a different marquee chef in the City of Toronto. We hope you enjoy it.

This month's theme is Special Summer Nights. From intimate picnics to BBQ celebrations, the Toronto Life Insider Chef's Pantry has you covered.

Check out this month's recipes curated by Nuit Regular, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of the incredibly popular restaurants Pai Northern Thai Kitchen, Sabai Sabai, Sukhothai, and Kiin–Nuit has introduced Canadians to an exceptional standard of Thai dining. With a cookbook on the way and an exciting new position as TL Insider’s chef-in-residence, she is keeping Toronto well-fed, even amidst a pandemic.

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