Homegrown Featured Niagara Chefs
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2017 TD Tailgate Party: Featured Niagara Chefs
Chef & Owner | Vito Guerriero
avellas.ca | 905-719-5034
AVella’s Wood Fired Oven offers a mobile catering experience. We travel with our oven and provide thin crust wood fired pizza. Everything is made fresh and smoking hot out of the oven. Passion and food is what we are all about and AVella’s is taking those two things on the road. Let us share our tradition of old country cooking.
Benchmark at Niagara College
Chef Manager | Alex White
niagaracollege.ca/benchmark | 905-641-2252 ext. 4619
Niagara-On-The Lake has been home to wine, dining and many great culinary talents over the last several decades. Opening a new chapter at Benchmark Restaurant, we welcome our newest addition Chef Manager Alex White. "Ingredient Inspired & Locally Driven" captures the farm-to-table passion that Alex has.
Chef Nathan Young of 'In the Smoke Cookery and Catering' has taken his passion for smoked meat and BBQ to The Deck at Creekside Estate Winery. His refined rustic approach to his dishes is inspired by the fresh produce and local markets that abound in the Niagara region.
Pig Out Roasters
Executive Chef | Drew Zimmerman
PigOut Catering specializes in roasting and barbecuing local all naturally reared meats and providing a WOW experience at a range of events including Weddings and Corporate Events. Local Chef Drew Zimmerman's mission is to provide truly wholesome dishes that look and taste great, working with fresh, local produce without additives.
Sweetie Pie’s Kitchens
Owner & Chef | Beth McIntee
spbakery.ca | 289-669-0152
Chef Beth McIntee is a Niagara girl who is passionate about sharing her love of local food with you. In 2010, she created Sweetie Pie’s Bakery, and now the company has grown into Sweetie Pie’s Kitchens which encompasses both the bakery and her newest brand, The Niagara Jam Co. Both the Bakery and Jam Co. use local fruit to showcase truly unique baking and preserves.
The Restaurant @ Vineland Estates Winery
Executive Chef | Justin Downes
Justin Downes began his career at Vineland Estates Winery in 1999 and accepted the position of Executive Chef at Vineland in April of 2011. He focuses on creating innovative dishes and strengthening relationships with local farmers and purveyors to create regionally sourced menus that attract the culinary adventurers in all of us.
The Tide and Vine Oyster Company
Chef | Kat Steeves
Owner Mike Langley and Kat Steeves are passionate about seafood and the spirit of Niagara wine country. Most of all, they love pairing the two. Since 2012, the owners of Tide and Vine Oyster Company have brought the ocean to wine country with their pop-up oyster bars and more recently their popular oyster house in Niagara Falls.
The Go-Go Food Co.
Chef | Lorenzo Lucchetta
gogofoods.ca | 905-358-2433
The Go-Go Food Co. is Greater Niagara's ultimate food truck company. Founded by a Chef Lorenzo Lucchetta, it was a vision of creating a mobile food service business that would not only bring good food to the people but also putting fun back into food, both making it and eating it! The Go-Go Food Co. is made up of two traveling restaurants, Canadiana A Go-Go and Italiana A Go-Go, celebrating the cultures that make up Chef Lorenzo's world.
Prince of Wales Hotel
Executive Chef | Chris Smythe
Chef Chris Smythe was born and raised in Niagara. His culinary journey began as an apprentice at the Prince of Wales Hotel. It did not take long to see that Niagara-on-the-Lake offered the highest standards in culinary excellence. Determined to succeed, Smythe was quick to develop relationships with local growers and producers.