November 6 - 11:30 am

Anne Yarymowich

Kids Cooking Series presented by Burnbrae Farms

Culinary Professor at George Brown Chef School, and Culinary Judge on 4 seasons of the popular Food Network Production; Chopped Canada, Anne Yarymowich has been a prominent contributor to the Toronto Culinary Scene for 30 years.

During the course of her prestigious career, she held the position of Executive Chef at the Art Gallery of Ontario for 17 years.

Born in Montreal, to parents of Ukrainian decent, Yarymowich’s passion for cooking began at an early age. Influenced by her own ethnic heritage and her exposure to the French-Canadian traditions Anne has incorporated both of these cultures into her culinary repertoire.

As a member of Slow Food and supporter of local producers, she focuses on all aspects of sustainability.

Yarymowich has earned her stripes as the recipient of a number of accolades, including:

  • Chef of the Year, awarded by Ontario Hostelry Institute in 2009 at the annual Gold Awards Ceremony;
  • Winner of the Bronze Medal at the Gold Medal Plates competition in November 2009, competing against nine of Toronto’s most respected chefs.
  • Named No. 3 in Toronto Life’s Top 10 New Restaurants in 2009.

Working with the AGO was a natural fit for Yarymowich, who began with a fine arts degree in visual arts and photography from the University of Ottawa. Deciding to switch from art to a culinary career, Anne graduated from the George Brown College Chef School in May 1989 where she has recently returned as a Chef Instructor, Professor, teaching all aspects of Culinary Professionalism to apprentices and aspiring industry professionals.

As one of Toronto’s leading chefs, she is deeply committed to the concept of mentorship, the practice of apprenticeship and the vocation of teaching, striving to shape a new generation of cooks and chefs with strong principles of sustainability, fair trade and culinary excellence.

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