Get to know me better
A Creative Chef with a passion for service and for creating fabulous meals with locally sourced high quality food
I am a professional chef with 20+ years experience in the catering and restaurant fields. I grew up with a Dietitian in the house, my mum and with that my first memories of home cooked meals were of colorful plates with nutritiously balanced food choices. With my ever developing love of food and passion for cooking, I decided to attend the Culinary Institute of San Diego. Upon graduation I secured a Sous Chef position with Art Bolic Catering. It was there that I found my calling; cooking for people from all walks of life, no matter the event or size of group. I feed off the creative energy that comes to me when I am in the kitchen. With a lucky turn of events, I landed back in Toronto in 1996 and started my own catering company, Jayne's Gourmet Catering. I have never looked back. I made a conscious decision early on in my growing boutique style business to honor food with integrity and the individuals or groups I was cooking for; always cooking from scratch using the highest quality of locally sourced ingredients; cooking with the seasons although sometimes challenging and knowing and caring about my clients and the food choices they make. I never wanted to lose sight of why I started my business in the first place - and I believe I have succeeded!
For me, cooking is...
For me cooking is inventive, stimulating and fun!
I learned to cook at...
I learned to cook at The Culinary Institute in San Diego
A role model in the kitchen is...
My role model in the kitchen is, without a doubt, Chef Thomas Keller, Alice Waters and Otto Lenghi
A cooking secret...
My secret in the kitchen is being patient and enjoying the creative process.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Toronto. You name it!
A longer stay in Toronto? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Toronto.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Toronto.
Jayne'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 Jayne's reviews
Chef Jayne was a perfect match. Her meal was splendid. She was very accommodating. I'm already thinking of another event to have her be our private chef. I strongly recommend her.
Benjamin - Oct 15 2021
Chef Jayne was amazing! We hired Chef Jayne for a small celebratory dinner party. She was great at helping us finalize the menu, arrived on time and prepared a wonderful meal for us! She was lovely and engaging and the food was delicious. Chef Jayne took care of EVERYTHING, even the clean up! We would highly recommend Chef Jayne for an event!!
Sara Zborovski - Sep 22 2021
We had a fantastic evening with Jayne. The food was delicious, we really felt like we were in our own private restuarant. Amazing overall experience, would reccommend to everyone!
Brad Mckellar - Sep 12 2021
Great work! We celebrated my daughter's birthday & she absolutely loved the evening from beginning to end. Awesome way to celebrate =) Thank you for a memorable experience
Evelina Gonzalez - Jun 17 2021
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