Chef Jamie Kennedy. Member Order of Canada.


Jamie Kennedy, Jamie Kennedy Kitchens, Toronto

For over three decades, Chef Jamie Kennedy has been instrumental in shaping the culinary landscape in Canada. His innovative approach to gastronomy, commitment to sustainable agriculture and advocacy of local food have been unwavering. He uses his role as Chef to strengthen the vital links within our community of artisans, farmers, wineries and fellow chefs, while providing his audience with an educational and nourishing demonstration of the bounty and excellence possible right in our own backyard.

Chef Kennedy has applied the slow food philosophy in every aspect of his acclaimed restaurants and his flourishing catering business. His seasonal methods of cooking and involvement with the local food movement continue to inspire progress in agricultural and gastronomical communities across Canada.

In 2010, Chef Kennedy was honoured for his contributions with two major appointments; with Chef Michael Stadtländer, he was awarded for his leadership at the inaugural Governor General’s Award in Celebration of the Nation’s Table, and soon after he was appointed to the rank of Member of the Order of Canada.

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