In this post we want you to discover some of the many talented celebrity chefs in Canada. Whether they are cooking up delicious dishes in their own restaurants, hosting popular TV shows, or collaborating with celebrities, these chefs are worth following. Here are some of the most notable celebrity chefs in Canada and what they are up to.

Anna Olson:

 This pastry chef and cookbook author is best known for her baking shows on Food Network Canada, such as Bake with Anna Olson and Fresh with Anna Olson. She also runs a bakery and café in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, where she serves up mouthwatering desserts and savoury treats.

Bob Blumer:

This adventurous chef and TV personality is the host of several shows on Food Network Canada, such as The Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment, and World’s Weirdest Restaurants. He is also a Guinness World Record holder for various feats, such as making the largest bowl of salsa and the most pizzas made in an hour.

Christine Cushing:

This award-winning chef and TV host has been a staple on Canadian television for over 20 years. She has hosted several shows on Food Network Canada, such as Christine Cushing Live, Fearless in the Kitchen, and Confucius Was a Foodie. She also has her own line of products, such as sauces, oils, and spices.

David Rocco:

This charismatic chef and TV host is the star of David Rocco’s Dolce Vita, a show that showcases his love for Italian food and culture. He also has several cookbooks, such as David Rocco’s Dolce Famiglia and David Rocco’s Dolce India. He travels the world to explore different cuisines and cultures, and shares his experiences on his website and social media.

Lynn Crawford:

This acclaimed chef and TV personality is the owner and chef of Ruby Watchco, a farm-to-table restaurant in Toronto. She is also a judge on Chopped Canada and a host of Pitchin’ In, a show that follows her as she visits farmers and fishermen across Canada. She has written several cookbooks, such as Farm to Chef and At Home with Lynn Crawford.

Massimo Capra:

This Italian-born chef and TV host is the owner and chef of Toronto restaurant, Capra’s Kitchen. He is also a co-host of Restaurant Makeover and a judge on Chopped Canada. He has written several cookbooks, such as One Pot Italian and 3 Chefs: The Kitchen Men.

Susur Lee:

This renowned chef and restaurateur is the owner and chef of several restaurants in Toronto, such as Lee, Bent, Luckee, Lee Kitchen and Fring’s. He is also a judge on Top Chef Canada and a contestant on Top Chef Masters. He has written a cookbook, Susur: A Culinary Life, and has been featured in various magazines and publications.

Ned Bell:

This chef and TV personality is a co-owner of Hatch Hospitality and Naramata Inn. He is an advocate for sustainable seafood and founded Chefs for Oceans. This is a platform that raises awareness and supports healthy oceans, lakes and rivers. He holds several roles as a chef ambassador, culinary director, board member and co-chair of sustainability for various organizations. Chef Bell has written a best-selling cookbook, Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast.

Vikram Vij:

This Indian-born chef and cookbook author is the co-owner, with his ex-wife Meeru Dhalwala, of the Indian cuisine restaurants Vij’s Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was a “dragon” investor on the Canadian reality show Dragons’ Den for its ninth season. He has published two cookbooks, Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine and Vij’s at Home: Relax Honey. In 2021, he began a collaborative venture with Owner & Culinary Experiences Curator, Lise Hines for her award-winning culinary tourism experience, With The Chef. Find out about booking your multi-sensory dining experience with Chef Vikram Vij here.

These are just some of the talented celebrity chefs in Canada who are making waves in the food industry for you to discover. They are talented, creative, passionate and inspiring. Want to connect with a local chef for an experience that goes above and beyond the ordinary? Check out With The Chef and enjoy a chef hosted culinary event. Take a culinary journey with your chosen chef and learn about the recipes, the personal stories and taste the flavours in an evening of multi-sensory experiential dining.