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I love making Rust'IK Culinary Adventures with you and your loved ones!
Terry grew up on the East Coast of Canada in Fredericton, New Brunswick. When he was 15 he
moved to Edmonton, Alberta where he attended N.A.I.T. (Northern Alberta Institute of
Technology) after High School where he graduated at the top of his class in 2005 with a
Certificate & Diploma. Then in 2009 Chef Terry completed his Red Seal in Culinary Arts in
Victoria, British Columbia.
Chef Terry is a current member of the CCFCC (Canadian Culinary federation), ACF (American
Culinary Federation) where he attained the position of Chairmen as well as Competition Chair.
The World Association of Chefs Society President Chef Gissur Gudmundsson appointed Chef
Terry to be the first Canadian delegate on the original committee of World Chefs Without
Chef Terry won the CCFCC Victoria Chef of the Year in 2011 and runner up in 2010.
Chef Terry found his passion for food early as he was already cooking at the age of 5. He would
cook with his Mom & Dad and if that wasn’t enough he would even spend time cooking with his
friend’s parents! He loves to go to farms and get to know them as well as picking fruits and
veggies in the Summers and to create rustic dishes such as his famous Pickled Peppers &
Buttered Pickles. Terry’s has always loved the way the French, Italian’s, Greek’s, German’s and
several Asian countries cook with their indigenous ingredients.
Chef Terry hopes you enjoy the Rust’IK Culinary Adventure that he takes you on starting with his
Antipasto Course with Butter Pickles, Pickled Peppers, Bread and other Rustic Goodies. Chef
follows it up with a beautiful Apple, Fennel & Goat Cheese Salad where he has many fans
across Canada from British Columbia to Ontario asking him to make this beautiful arranged
second course. While he brings backs his roots from living in New Brunswick and Fly fishing
with his Dad. For the main event Chef prepares a pan seared Salmon, Lemon, Basil Duchess,
Fresh Vegetables, topped with a Tomato & Olive Provencal. Then he finishes off the evening
with his Chocolate Pate & Coconut Sauce (one of his biggest passion pastries).
Chef Rust hopes you have enjoyed reading about his culinary adventure and would love the
opportunity to cook for you and your friends & family for any occasion. Feel free to contact Chef
For me, cooking is...
For me, cooking is my breath!
I learned to cook at...
a very young age and went on to Culinary School after High School!
A role model in the kitchen is...
was my Mom who always cooked with passion and love. She cooked with only the freshest ingredients!
A cooking secret...
Like in life you need to love and have a passion for what you do or it is all for nothing!
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Toronto. You name it!
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.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Toronto, count me in.
Terry'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.
Book your experience with Chef Terry
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.