CHEF AMBASSADORS

Chef Ambassadors

CHEF-INSPIRED APRONS

We've partnered with some well known chefs to help us achieve our mission. With our chef ambassadors, we create aprons that are uniquely designed to represent their personality and style. The aprons are named after the chef they represent and are part of our retail line.   

ART SMITH

Art Smith is the executive chef and co-owner of several restaurants including Blue Door Kitchen & Garden, Art and Soul, and Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Art has received the culinary profession's highest awards and has cooked for some of the world's most famous celebrities. In 1997, Smith became the personal, day-to-day chef to Oprah Winfrey, a position that lasted ten years. Smith now coordinates and cooks for special events all around the world. Art's expertise lies in southern-style cooking. He is well known for his world-famous southern fried chicken. 

CHRISTINE CUSHING

Christine Cushing is an award-winning chef with t.v. shows broadcast around the globe. She is a judge on the exciting hit Food Network program, Wall of Chefs, and also won the 2020 Taste Award for 'Best Chef’ in a t.v. series for her food, travel documentary series "Confucius Was a Foodie“, now airing on PBS across the US/Canada and on Nat Geo across the world. Christine has been showing Canada how to cook with love for more than 20 years, starting with her flagship Food Network Canada show, Christine Cushing Live. She is followed by hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe on her Youtube channel "My Favourite Foods” and appears regularly on The Marilyn Denis Show. Her artisan line of tomato sauces is handmade in Ontario, Canada.

DEVAN RAJKUMAR

Before his formal training at Toronto’s George Brown College for Honours Culinary Management, Chef Devan honed his skills under celebrated local Chef Adrian Niman of the Food Dudes catering company during a time of explosive growth. After several years of high-end catering, Chef Devan parlayed his position as Sous Chef with the Food Dudes into an Executive Chef role at Luxe Appliance Studio, a multi-million dollar showcase kitchen for his favorite brands Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau. Julia Morgan To date, we have collaborated with 3 Canadian celebrity chefs. Of the 3 chef inspired aprons, 2 are available on our website and 1 is currently in production. Julia Morgan Between 2012 and 2014, Chef Devan found his flair for live culinary demonstrations and entertained thousands of guests. Someone took to his liking and in 2014, Chef Dev became a regular guest on Cityline, one of Canada’s longest running daytime shows, and found his love of the spotlight.

GAGGAN ANAND

Superstar chef Gaggan Anand put Indian food in the fine dining spotlight with his restaurant, Gaggan. Anand is known for what he calls “progressive Indian cuisine”. Since its debut in 2010, Gaggan was repeatedly placed on the Restaurant's The World's 50 Best Restaurants list. The restaurant placed 10th, 23rd, 7th, and 4th overall in the world in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 respectively, and remained the only Indian restaurant to ever rank in the top 50. Gaggan earned 2 Michelin stars in the first edition of the Thailand Michelin guide in 2018. In August 2018, Chef Anand closed his award-winning restaurant to start something new. In November 2019, Anand opened another restaurant in Bangkok named 'Gaggan Anand'. Gaggan was profiled in Season 2's Episode 6 of Netflix's Chef's Table.

ROMAIN AVRIL

Chef Romain Avril is best known for his appearances as a judge on Top Chef Canada All-Stars, and as a competing chef on Chopped Canada. He’s also recognizable as a frequent guest chef on programs such as Your Morning and Breakfast Television, as well as in media such as Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, The Guardian, and The Telegraph. Chef Avril discovered his passion for cooking at an early age. By seventeen, he was working at a 1 Michelin Star restaurant, and at 21, he was cooking at a 2 Michelin Star restaurant. In 2010, Chef Avril moved to Canada, making a name for himself as a star chef at restaurants such as Colborne Lane, Origin North, Bar, and La Société Bistro. Chef Avril brings his love of food and dining to everything he does.  

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