Get to know me better
Michelin trained chef, French technique and global influence
I am a professional chef, current owner of DRIFTER'S SOLACE. I have spent most of my career working in London, UK in a variety of establishments, including three different Michelin starred restaurants, finishing my final years as Head Chef of Club Gascon (1* restaurant). My techniques and style are heavily influenced by the French and wider European cuisines, but I take a lot of inspiration from the food and flavours I have been exposed to during my travels.
For me, cooking is...
life. It is an opportunity to play a part in creating memories and special moments.
I learned to cook at...
home when I was young, it continued with summer jobs in kitchens, then culinary school, and refined through the various restaurants I have worked at.
A role model in the kitchen is...
the many people I have worked with (and for) over the years. In particular Pascal Aussignac, for whom I worked for many years.
A cooking secret...
being organized, taste everything. And patience, and sauce.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Toronto.
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Toronto.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Toronto.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Toronto.
David's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef David's reviews
Celebration of a 60th birthday. Chef David was awesome and explained his dishes, techniques in cooking etc. We had cooking enthusiasts and they were very impressed. The menu was suggested by David and he was very open to changes I requested. I like the fact he suggested the menu vs other chefs providing a checklist of options. Everything went really well together. Also, Chef David did not rush us...he asked if we needed time to digest between a couple courses, etc. Overall the food was excellent and it was a great way to celebrate a birthday. We will definitely use him again and I would recommend his service.
Dale Lindsay - Nov 23 2020
Chef David was absolutely amazing! His professionalism was beyond expectations. He created amazing dishes that were visually appealing and full of amazing flavours. He provided amazing service and took care of cleaning the kitchen to return it to a spotless state. I would recommend Chef David to anyone, and look forward to enjoying a meal created by him again hopefully sometime in the future!
Lorenzo - Oct 05 2020
David was great! We would do this dinner again, experience was seamless, our guests loved it and asked if they can book him in the future as well. He left kitchen spotless, and we did not have to do anything. This fine dinning at home, 10 out of 10.
Wolf Magdelinic - Sep 16 2020
A clear professional in both execution and demeanour, I would highly recommend Chef David for any gathering, it was a treat to have him in our kitchen.
Thanks Chef David!
Jason D'cruz - Aug 23 2020
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