November 9 - 5:00 pm
Dustin Gallagher presented by Maple Lodge Farms
Chef Dustin Gallagher has always enjoyed cooking, working his way up the ladder in
professional kitchens from the age of 13. At the age of 22 he joined Chef Susur Lee’s team at his internationally acclaimed restaurant, Susur, where he worked for six years, eventually becoming Sous Chef.
Dustin then went on to become Executive Chef at the Toronto restaurant Grace. In its opening year in 2009, Grace was featured in Toronto Life’s Top Ten Best New Restaurants. The same year, Dustin himself was the recipient of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo’s Nine of Dine Award as one of Toronto’s best new chefs.
Dustin competed in the very first season of Top Chef Canada and 6 years later, in 2017 was invited back to showcase his skills in the Top Chef Canada All-Stars season where he was a finalist.
He is currently the Executive Chef of Peoples Eatery and 416 Snack Bar, and loves every minute of it. Known for his signature smile and endless energy, Dustin prides himself on excelling in high-pressure situations. To decompress, Dustin spends his time building forts and baking cookies with his young daughter Ava, his wife and their dog Po.