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Toronto vs the World: The Chef’s Cartel Season Finale

May 20th, 2017 | By: TrueCooks

Cooking competitions can be a terrifying proposition. International travel to judge a cooking competition even more so. So, four months ago when Nikko Jacino reached out to us I wasn’t doing back flips at the thought of bringing TrueCooks to Toronto. I’ve always felt cooking competitions play to the home cooks sensibilities & never represent what it’s truly like to work in a commercial kitchen. Cooking is a team sport and if you are working in a professional setting, you are only as good as the team you are working with. Who’s the best here? “Who cares, let’s just cook and get on with it” has always been my opinion.  Well, as it turns out what Nikko & his team at Continue reading

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Chris Coogan | Chop, Dice, Mince, Kick-Flip | Balancing Skate Life & Chef Life

March 27, 2017 Interview By: Leland Ware  Photography: Zack Dowdy & Ian Stribling

Chris Coogan is a person with dual passion. His love for both skateboarding and cooking growing up took him from Pensacola, Florida to San Diego, California when he was just 20 years old. After spending the better part of his first year on an extended vacation in San Diego, Chris headed back into the kitchen to chase his other passion. Now he divides his times between the breakfast and fine dining shifts and capturing tricks on video on his skateboard in the streets. And he wouldn’t have it any other way. For Chris, there are parallels in his two pursuits and they definitely feed off of each other and provide balance in his life. And the lessons that he learns in the kitchen are ones that he can apply to his life on his skateboard and share with that community as well.  Continue reading

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Chef’s Roll Center Stage: A Once in a Lifetime Apprenticeship Opportunity | The Final Four

November 9th, 2016 By: TrueCooks

Over the last several months Chef’s Roll has been hosting a series of cooking competitions that culminated last Monday in Los Angeles, California. The four finalists, Brandon Duley, Fatima Ali, Joseph Bott and Logan Kendall were flown to Los Angeles for the final test at the premier chef placement agency, Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions Hospitality Recruitment‘s state of the art test kitchen. Continue reading