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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 was absolutely amazing. He was very friendly and engaging. The food was incredible and very delicious. I would recommend Chef John to anyone using the service. He definitely gave us a night and meal to remember
Matt Pett - Oct 19 2021
Chef John Griggs was amazing, he food was unbelievable with great quality and flavour. We had scallops and my husband and sister in law said it was the best scallops they ever had. So thank you chef John for making my husbands birthday and hit! We would have him over again anytime!
Ruane Sale - Oct 04 2021
Chef John was amazing the food was delicious an overall great experience
Abby - Aug 20 2021
Chef John surpassed all of our expectations.
Delicious execution of the meal.
Noah Chaikof - Jul 19 2021
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