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Passionate Chef who loves the provide the ultimate dining experience-Live, Love, Eat. WP
I have always loved food and cooking from a young age. Whenever we had big family gatherings it was always focused around food and everyone was enjoying themselves. I figured that it would be great job to have, I loved cooking and eating food and have always wanted to make people happy. My uncle was a chef and he told me if you had a passion for what you do, the world is your oyster and the sky is the limit. And hearing what he had done , I knew that this was what I wanted to do. My first restaurant job was at the age of 15 and the rest his history.
Born and raised in Toronto with over 30 years experience in restaurants, resorts, hotels and private clubs. I spent a majority of my career working and living in the Cayman Islands, where I was Executive Chef for a five star resort as well as being Chef Owner of a restaurant and catering company for Seven years. I was classically trained with a broad range of cuisine including French, Italian, Caribbean, Asian and South American. I love to travel so I can experience new cultures and cuisines. I have a passion for food and enjoy sharing it with people.
To quote Wolfgang Puck “Live Love Eat”
For me, cooking is...
A form of artistic expression that has to appreciated and enjoyed like all other forms of art
I learned to cook at...
I have many experiences throughout my career, but it all started from home. Always loved food and cooking
A role model in the kitchen is...
Every Chef has been a role model. Everyone have there differences and teach you
A cooking secret...
Never stop enjoying and losing you passion for what you do
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.
John'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 John's reviews
Chef John Griggs was amazing! He was communicative and as someone going through this process for the first time, he was very kind and cooked wonderful food! He made my Husband's birthday feel very special. Loved the food and Chef John, it was a great experience.
Anna Hebert-Nazal - Aug 12 2022
Chef John, was amazing. From the moment he arrived he was very engaging and personable. The dishes he created were simple but amazing. He spoke with such enthusiasm about each dish.
When Chef John left the kitchen appeared as if It was not even used.
I would and have recommended Chef John to several of our friends and coworkers.
Andrew Farrace - Aug 01 2022
Amazing experience from start to finish!
From the second our request was submitted and we received responses, our decision was easy. Chef John was very easy to communicate with (spoke via text and phone), provided multiple menus for us to select from (with alterations if needed), prompt and on time, very organized (had all food and equipment needed in 2 or 3 small cases), prepared the food to be served to fit our timeline, and the food quality was amazing!
We will definitely be booking with Chef John again!
Thank you CHEF JOHN!
Domenic Monardo - Jul 27 2022
Chef John was incredible! The food looked, smelled, and tasted amazing! The conversation was great, and the experience phenomenal! Highly recommended!!!
Amir Aviram - Jul 06 2022
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Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.