Get to know me better
I am as a chef is paccionate about what I do in the kitchen and on the event. I respect people who work with me and my respect for food.
I am a professional chef for 35 years. Trained in Canada and France. I used to work in all parts of the culinary business: Arowhon Pines Resort for 7 years (breakfast cook, sous chef, executive chef for 6 years). The resort is seasonal so in winter time I used to work in Paris restaurants for 6 seasons. Catering: Dina's Kitchen as an offsite and onsite catering chef for 12 years. Our client were the most influential people in Toronto. Marigolds and Onions Catering - executive chef for 16 years. Marigolds and Onions is a second largest catering company in Toronto. We organized and executed different size of events: from small private house events to large events like Rogers Cup, Breast Cancer in Canada and USA, Heart and Stroke Ride, etc. At the same time I was running (and continue to run) RC Culinary Agency which supplies culinary staff to all caterers in Ontario. Our clients are all the best caterers in the city. We help to organize Honda Indy, events for 50 to 2000 people as well as small private events.
For me, cooking is...
Cooking is my life. My goal is to create the best experience in my dishes and to make my guests understand and appreciate the purpose of food.
I learned to cook at...
I was fortunate to lean cooking from great chefs in Canada and Paris.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My role model in the kitchen is experience, knowledge, and teamwork.
A cooking secret...
Fresh ingredients, respect for nature, and love.
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 Barrie.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Barrie. You name it!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Barrie, count me in.
Robert'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 Robert's reviews
Chef Robert created the perfect meal for our small intimate wedding. Chef Robert went above and beyond in the dishes he created, from both a visual and taste perspective. His knowledge of culinary expertise was very clear as he explained to us the pairings in the dishes. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the food groupings, we all learned a lot during the meal in regards to how the meal was cooked and the selection of ingredients. Chef Robert was very professional and friendly. The ingredients were very fresh and flavourful. After the meal he left the kitchen spotless which we greatly appreciated. We absolutely recommend Chef Robert to anyone looking for a private chef as you will not be disappointed. 11/10 both in food and service.
Brianne Meehan - Oct 04 2021
Chef Robert was fantastic! He curated a great menu and was easy to communicate with. We hired Chef Robert for a Bachelorette party and he was all about helping us have fun. He would serve a course and then send us off to continue drinking wine, chatting and dancing until the next course was ready. The food was delicious, the portions were generous and all the ingredients were fresh. I would hire Chef Robert again in a heart beat.
Alexandra Douville - Jul 22 2021
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