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Iris Skateboards

I am proud to call George a friend but most of all we are both from Rhode Island. Georges love for skateboarding sees no end and his amazing craftsmanship of using the old skateboard as a means of art and resources to make new skateboards is sustainable and inspiring. Iris Skateboards creates unique handmade one of a kind skateboards using recycled skateboards. We are based in San Francisco California where we skate to live and live to skate. Follow george: @iris_skateboards In 1980 a five-year-old George Rocha bombed the hill behind his grandparents’ house in Pawtucket Rhode Island on a green plastic 70s-era cruiser salvaged from a yard sale. “All you could do was stand on it and go,” says George. “The perfect board to learn on.”Speed. Weightlessness. Freedom. Something clicked into place. He quickly graduated to a Veriflex Chaos, and soon after a hand-me-down Schmitt Stix Ripsaw—his first pro board. He tagged along with a pack of older kids, mastering his boneless, and skating around from parking lots to schoolyards. Back then, there were only a handful of tricks.Come junior high George plopped down his savings on a Vision Gator and then a Santa Cruz Rob Roskopp and then a SMA Natas. He remembers every board he ever rode. He loved all of them. Well, maybe not that Vision Gator. Something about that one wasn’t quite right.One day after flipping through a Thrasher magazine, George began tinkering in his driveway, trying to replicate the terrain seen in those pages. Soon he had an array of launch ramps, boxes, and quarter pipes. There wasn’t many other skateboarders around, but word got out, and soon kids from the next town over came to skate the Rocha driveway.Soon he was volunteering to help anywhere a backyard ramp, contest or skatepark was being built, and from there he built a career of nearly two decades crafting wood and concrete parks all over the country. “Too many to count,” he says. Among the gifts he has offered the skating world: Thrasher’s Double Rock, the annual FTC pop-up in-store competition park, and a string of concrete gems during a dozen-year run with Breaking Ground Skateparks.George is a skater’s skater. He has built his life around his passion for the sport and he knows he’s fortunate to be able to fully pursue that elemental bliss he first felt as a 5 year old. “Ever since I fell in love with skateboarding, it’s been on my mind,” says Rocha. “It still is today. I’m still that kid.”

--5 d ago
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Iris Skateboards

Brett Horton & The Horton Collection

Follow him: @hortoncollection ’I have known Brett and his wife Shelly for nearly 30 years. Take a journey on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride as I chat with Brett about the phenomenal experiences he has had, the champions of the sport who have become family friends, and the joy that collecting has brought to both he and his family. Brett Horton, The Horton Cycling Collection, San Francisco The Troubled Mind of a Passionate Collector Ever wonder what makes a collector tick? Brett, along with his wife and son Trevor, has built one of the most iconic collections of bicycle racing memorabilia in the world. Spanning from the 1880s to today, the collection includes more than 500,000 original photographs, crates of race-worn jerseys, trophies, original art, vintage posters, bicycles, and other memorabilia. Ok, but why? Was this guy not hugged as a kid? Does he really collect the sweaty, used clothing of other adult men? What went so wrong? As an amateur rider about 80 pounds ago, Brett enjoyed a decent level of success, particularly on the track (velodrome). Although he won multiple California champion bear jerseys, he knew pretty early on that there was zero chance he would ever be joining the likes of Greg LeMond, Eddy Merckx, and other champions at the pinnacle of the sport. College came next, and life went on. Nevertheless, the passion remains, and he loves bicycle racing to this day. In addition to building a pretty nice collection, Brett and his wife Shelly have also authored three books: Cycling’s Golden Age, Goggles & Dust, and Shoulder to Shoulder. For more than 20 years, items from their collection have been shown around the globe, most notable being the anchor for the epic 100 th Anniversary Tour de France Exhibition at the historic Hôtel de Villein Paris. Fans of the sport will find Horton Collection photographs and other memorabilia featured in nearly every issue of Peloton Magazine, and images from the collection have graced more than 30 magazine covers. The Horton Collection Facebook page and website embrace a loyal global following with new pictures and stories presented each day. Keep an eye out for the feature story about the Horton Collection in the upcoming issue of the world’s largest cycling periodical, Bicycling Magazine.

--1 w ago
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Brett Horton & The Horton Collection

Sam Mason

Sam is one of the most amazing chefs & we share so many amazing memories of cooking for people and with people. I am honored to call him a friend and someone who has inspired me as a chef for so many years. Sam has so much to offer our industry., please enjoy this interview with him and his son that we did in Portland at Jackrabbit in the fall. Follow him: @sam_mason Sam Mason, Chef and Co-owner of OddFellows Ice Cream Co.Chef Sam Mason is the ice cream chef and mastermind behind the authentic, quirky ice cream creations at New York City's beloved scoop shop, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. A James Beard Award nominee, Mason trained at Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI before completing a stage atLaduréein Paris. He then moved to New York City to work alongside famed chefs such Alain Ducasse, Paul Leibrandt, andWylie Dufresne, with whom he held the position of pastry chef at Dufresne’s acclaimed wd-50.In June 2013, Mason partnered with husband and wife team Mohan and Holiday Kumar, who s...

--MAY 30
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Fergus & Trevor 25 years of St John

I am beyond honored to call these 2 gentleman friends. I have been fortunate to have many a lunch with them both. Having spent time staging in St John many years ago, to hosting them both at Incanto many years ago for a special dinner. The conversations are always powerful and fun so I hope you enjoy this one. This podcast was recorded in a place with a echo we did our best to make this an easy listen please enjoy. Follow them: @trevoegulliver @st.john.restaurant @fergushenderson AN INTRODUCTIONFergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver opened London’s St. JOHN Smithfield in 1994. The restaurant was to become one of the most influential restaurants internationally in terms of cuisine, design and philosophy, making Fergus both a food hero and one of the most significant chefs in the world.The accolades are many, with a long-held Michelin Star, a collection of lifetime achievement awards, a place on many global restaurant rankings and more. Fergus’ books have remained in permanent publica...

--APR 16
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Fergus & Trevor 25 years of St John

Rick Gencarelli The Sandwich King of PDX

There are so many great things I could say about Rick the list is endless, he is such a talented chef and restauranteur, parent, husband (sheia’s to be specific), philanthropist. One of the best things about Rick is is amazing ability of levity and fun. We always have a good time together whether its working a event or goofing around on bikes he is always the man with a plan. Proud to call rick one of my great friends. Please make sure you are supporting his restaurants in Portland as he is feeding so many in need during this insane time of COVID19 we are in. Be safe my friend. Follow him: @rickgenc & @lardopdx & @grassapdx Rick was a passionate culinary student in his own right when he decided to enroll in the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Following an externship at Aqua in San Francisco, Rick graduated and returned to Todd English’s Olives. After four years as sous chef at Olives, Rick worked at both Rubicon and One Market restaurants in San Francisco. He returned t...

--APR 5
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Rick Gencarelli The Sandwich King of PDX

Michael Recchiuti The Willy Wonka of SF

When we first met in 1996 we became instant friends he is a fountain of brilliance and fun. I would alway’s bounce things off of him food wise ingredient wise. we are always able to pick up where we left off without missing a beat. Be sure to visit there store in the ferry building or the website to get some amazing chocolates. Follow him: @mrecchiuti Michael RecchiutiFounder and OwnerMichael Recchiuti, a self-made chocolatier, has been experimenting in the kitchen all his life. A Philadelphia native, Michael got his start baking alongside his Italian grandmother as a boy, then creating plated desserts as a young man at the renowned restaurant, Le Bec Fin, and even training with Alain Tricou(Maxi’s, Déjà Vu) for three years in sugar and chocolate.Drawn to San Francisco in 1987 by an exciting culinary, music, and arts scene, Michael found new inspiration in the year-round availability of fresh, local ingredients and international influences. Especially fascinated by the way tradi...

--FEB 28
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Michael Recchiuti The Willy Wonka of SF

NICK MUNCY GIVES EVERYTONE A TOOTHACE

Nick Muncy has a set of Brass ones, not only is he working full time as a pastry chef for Michael Mina he decided to start, produce and publish his own culinary magazine. What a crazy thought lets do something I have never done before, interview folks, take photos do layouts and distribute yeah that’s not hard. photo credit: michael turkell Follow him:@nick_muncy Nick Muncy is a pastry chef, food photographer and creator of Toothache Magazine.He grew up in Seal Beach, California and attended the Art Institute, graduating with a degree in Culinary Arts. Muncy went on to work in the kitchen at Newport Beach's Fairmont Hotel for two years before an opportunity to work at Healdsburg's Cyrus brought him to Northern California. It was at Cyrus where he began to learn the traditional foundations of baking and pastry under Roy Shvartzapel. After a brief sojourn to Los Angeles to work at Jose Andres' The Bazaar, Muncy returned to the Bay Area to continue his pastry career at San Francisco's...

--FEB 25
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NICK MUNCY GIVES EVERYTONE A TOOTHACE

Bryce Kanights "skate photographer extraordinaire"

As a kid growing up in Rhode Island looking at photos of skateboarding in San Francisco was our guide to the world of street skating. Bryce was a huge part of both taking the photos and being in those photos ripping around the streets of S.F. A few years ago we meet threw mutual friends and have been sharing meals and stories ever since. I even had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with him when I launched my kitchen shoes with vans a few years ago. Bryce Kanights shot his first photographs as a teenage skateboarder on the urban streets of San Francisco. Sparked since those days of his youth, BK's passion, deep-seated involvement, creative mindset and trained eye has captured several generations of youth culture and helped to shape the revolution of board sports in the process. Bryce continues to produce images and bodies of work that are well crafted and acutely reflective of the world around him.His client list includes: Apple, Quiksilver, Hurley, adidas, GoPro, Volcom, Vans, Le...

--FEB 11
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Bryce Kanights "skate photographer extraordinaire"

Ben Jacobsen

The Salty Dog of Netarts Bay Ben Jacobsen is the first person to harvest salt off the Oregon Coast since Lewis and Clark. Follow him: @ben_jacobsen Ben Jacobsen started making salt in 2011, and it didn’t take long for the former Vancouver resident to land on some important radars.The New York Times wrote a story about him in 2012. Noted chefs started to use his salt from Oregon waters. And a Williams-Sonoma Inc. partnership sent his business on a fast, ascending trajectory that hasn’t slowed.Jacobsen, 43, no longer participates in making the white, flaky crystals. And long gone are the days when he’d drive a seawater-loaded truck from the Oregon Coast to Portland for processing into salt. These days, the Hudson’s Bay High School graduate’s focus is marketing, sales, and product development.For the future, he plans for more of the same, convinced he’s got the world’s best job.Jacobsen didn’t show signs of becoming a salt maker when he arrived in Vancouver at age 13 from Burli...

--JAN 29
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Jeremy Charles

The Great White North! Jeremy lives in a place that is a very long way from anything I Know. Growing up in New England I had heard of NewFoundland but never traveled that far north. What he is able to do representing his local foods, history and culture of his home is amazing. I am truly amazed to hear about all the amazing things he is able to do with only what is available to him in Newfoundland, hunting, preserving, amazing local fish and so much more. he just released a amazing book Wildness be sure to go buy it if you haven’t. Follow : @jeremy_charles77 Jeremy Charles and Raymonds Restaurant are continually ranked as the #1 Restaurant in Canada on every list that exists.Raymonds is the only establishment to have ever come in first place on Canada’s Top 50 Restaurants List for consecutive years, and Charles is the only chef to have twice won theEnRouteBest New Restaurant in Canada award. This groundbreaking work has led to major feature articles inThe New York Times,Travel + L...

--JAN 15
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Iris Skateboards

I am proud to call George a friend but most of all we are both from Rhode Island. Georges love for skateboarding sees no end and his amazing craftsmanship of using the old skateboard as a means of art and resources to make new skateboards is sustainable and inspiring. Iris Skateboards creates unique handmade one of a kind skateboards using recycled skateboards. We are based in San Francisco California where we skate to live and live to skate. Follow george: @iris_skateboards In 1980 a five-year-old George Rocha bombed the hill behind his grandparents’ house in Pawtucket Rhode Island on a green plastic 70s-era cruiser salvaged from a yard sale. “All you could do was stand on it and go,” says George. “The perfect board to learn on.”Speed. Weightlessness. Freedom. Something clicked into place. He quickly graduated to a Veriflex Chaos, and soon after a hand-me-down Schmitt Stix Ripsaw—his first pro board. He tagged along with a pack of older kids, mastering his boneless, and skating around from parking lots to schoolyards. Back then, there were only a handful of tricks.Come junior high George plopped down his savings on a Vision Gator and then a Santa Cruz Rob Roskopp and then a SMA Natas. He remembers every board he ever rode. He loved all of them. Well, maybe not that Vision Gator. Something about that one wasn’t quite right.One day after flipping through a Thrasher magazine, George began tinkering in his driveway, trying to replicate the terrain seen in those pages. Soon he had an array of launch ramps, boxes, and quarter pipes. There wasn’t many other skateboarders around, but word got out, and soon kids from the next town over came to skate the Rocha driveway.Soon he was volunteering to help anywhere a backyard ramp, contest or skatepark was being built, and from there he built a career of nearly two decades crafting wood and concrete parks all over the country. “Too many to count,” he says. Among the gifts he has offered the skating world: Thrasher’s Double Rock, the annual FTC pop-up in-store competition park, and a string of concrete gems during a dozen-year run with Breaking Ground Skateparks.George is a skater’s skater. He has built his life around his passion for the sport and he knows he’s fortunate to be able to fully pursue that elemental bliss he first felt as a 5 year old. “Ever since I fell in love with skateboarding, it’s been on my mind,” says Rocha. “It still is today. I’m still that kid.”

--5 d ago
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Iris Skateboards

Brett Horton & The Horton Collection

Follow him: @hortoncollection ’I have known Brett and his wife Shelly for nearly 30 years. Take a journey on Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride as I chat with Brett about the phenomenal experiences he has had, the champions of the sport who have become family friends, and the joy that collecting has brought to both he and his family. Brett Horton, The Horton Cycling Collection, San Francisco The Troubled Mind of a Passionate Collector Ever wonder what makes a collector tick? Brett, along with his wife and son Trevor, has built one of the most iconic collections of bicycle racing memorabilia in the world. Spanning from the 1880s to today, the collection includes more than 500,000 original photographs, crates of race-worn jerseys, trophies, original art, vintage posters, bicycles, and other memorabilia. Ok, but why? Was this guy not hugged as a kid? Does he really collect the sweaty, used clothing of other adult men? What went so wrong? As an amateur rider about 80 pounds ago, Brett enjoyed a decent level of success, particularly on the track (velodrome). Although he won multiple California champion bear jerseys, he knew pretty early on that there was zero chance he would ever be joining the likes of Greg LeMond, Eddy Merckx, and other champions at the pinnacle of the sport. College came next, and life went on. Nevertheless, the passion remains, and he loves bicycle racing to this day. In addition to building a pretty nice collection, Brett and his wife Shelly have also authored three books: Cycling’s Golden Age, Goggles & Dust, and Shoulder to Shoulder. For more than 20 years, items from their collection have been shown around the globe, most notable being the anchor for the epic 100 th Anniversary Tour de France Exhibition at the historic Hôtel de Villein Paris. Fans of the sport will find Horton Collection photographs and other memorabilia featured in nearly every issue of Peloton Magazine, and images from the collection have graced more than 30 magazine covers. The Horton Collection Facebook page and website embrace a loyal global following with new pictures and stories presented each day. Keep an eye out for the feature story about the Horton Collection in the upcoming issue of the world’s largest cycling periodical, Bicycling Magazine.

--1 w ago
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Brett Horton & The Horton Collection

Sam Mason

Sam is one of the most amazing chefs & we share so many amazing memories of cooking for people and with people. I am honored to call him a friend and someone who has inspired me as a chef for so many years. Sam has so much to offer our industry., please enjoy this interview with him and his son that we did in Portland at Jackrabbit in the fall. Follow him: @sam_mason Sam Mason, Chef and Co-owner of OddFellows Ice Cream Co.Chef Sam Mason is the ice cream chef and mastermind behind the authentic, quirky ice cream creations at New York City's beloved scoop shop, OddFellows Ice Cream Co. A James Beard Award nominee, Mason trained at Johnson & Wales in Providence, RI before completing a stage atLaduréein Paris. He then moved to New York City to work alongside famed chefs such Alain Ducasse, Paul Leibrandt, andWylie Dufresne, with whom he held the position of pastry chef at Dufresne’s acclaimed wd-50.In June 2013, Mason partnered with husband and wife team Mohan and Holiday Kumar, who s...

--MAY 30
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Sam Mason

Fergus & Trevor 25 years of St John

I am beyond honored to call these 2 gentleman friends. I have been fortunate to have many a lunch with them both. Having spent time staging in St John many years ago, to hosting them both at Incanto many years ago for a special dinner. The conversations are always powerful and fun so I hope you enjoy this one. This podcast was recorded in a place with a echo we did our best to make this an easy listen please enjoy. Follow them: @trevoegulliver @st.john.restaurant @fergushenderson AN INTRODUCTIONFergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver opened London’s St. JOHN Smithfield in 1994. The restaurant was to become one of the most influential restaurants internationally in terms of cuisine, design and philosophy, making Fergus both a food hero and one of the most significant chefs in the world.The accolades are many, with a long-held Michelin Star, a collection of lifetime achievement awards, a place on many global restaurant rankings and more. Fergus’ books have remained in permanent publica...

--APR 16
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Fergus & Trevor 25 years of St John

Rick Gencarelli The Sandwich King of PDX

There are so many great things I could say about Rick the list is endless, he is such a talented chef and restauranteur, parent, husband (sheia’s to be specific), philanthropist. One of the best things about Rick is is amazing ability of levity and fun. We always have a good time together whether its working a event or goofing around on bikes he is always the man with a plan. Proud to call rick one of my great friends. Please make sure you are supporting his restaurants in Portland as he is feeding so many in need during this insane time of COVID19 we are in. Be safe my friend. Follow him: @rickgenc & @lardopdx & @grassapdx Rick was a passionate culinary student in his own right when he decided to enroll in the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Following an externship at Aqua in San Francisco, Rick graduated and returned to Todd English’s Olives. After four years as sous chef at Olives, Rick worked at both Rubicon and One Market restaurants in San Francisco. He returned t...

--APR 5
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Rick Gencarelli The Sandwich King of PDX

Michael Recchiuti The Willy Wonka of SF

When we first met in 1996 we became instant friends he is a fountain of brilliance and fun. I would alway’s bounce things off of him food wise ingredient wise. we are always able to pick up where we left off without missing a beat. Be sure to visit there store in the ferry building or the website to get some amazing chocolates. Follow him: @mrecchiuti Michael RecchiutiFounder and OwnerMichael Recchiuti, a self-made chocolatier, has been experimenting in the kitchen all his life. A Philadelphia native, Michael got his start baking alongside his Italian grandmother as a boy, then creating plated desserts as a young man at the renowned restaurant, Le Bec Fin, and even training with Alain Tricou(Maxi’s, Déjà Vu) for three years in sugar and chocolate.Drawn to San Francisco in 1987 by an exciting culinary, music, and arts scene, Michael found new inspiration in the year-round availability of fresh, local ingredients and international influences. Especially fascinated by the way tradi...

--FEB 28
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Michael Recchiuti The Willy Wonka of SF

NICK MUNCY GIVES EVERYTONE A TOOTHACE

Nick Muncy has a set of Brass ones, not only is he working full time as a pastry chef for Michael Mina he decided to start, produce and publish his own culinary magazine. What a crazy thought lets do something I have never done before, interview folks, take photos do layouts and distribute yeah that’s not hard. photo credit: michael turkell Follow him:@nick_muncy Nick Muncy is a pastry chef, food photographer and creator of Toothache Magazine.He grew up in Seal Beach, California and attended the Art Institute, graduating with a degree in Culinary Arts. Muncy went on to work in the kitchen at Newport Beach's Fairmont Hotel for two years before an opportunity to work at Healdsburg's Cyrus brought him to Northern California. It was at Cyrus where he began to learn the traditional foundations of baking and pastry under Roy Shvartzapel. After a brief sojourn to Los Angeles to work at Jose Andres' The Bazaar, Muncy returned to the Bay Area to continue his pastry career at San Francisco's...

--FEB 25
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NICK MUNCY GIVES EVERYTONE A TOOTHACE

Bryce Kanights "skate photographer extraordinaire"

As a kid growing up in Rhode Island looking at photos of skateboarding in San Francisco was our guide to the world of street skating. Bryce was a huge part of both taking the photos and being in those photos ripping around the streets of S.F. A few years ago we meet threw mutual friends and have been sharing meals and stories ever since. I even had the opportunity to do a photo shoot with him when I launched my kitchen shoes with vans a few years ago. Bryce Kanights shot his first photographs as a teenage skateboarder on the urban streets of San Francisco. Sparked since those days of his youth, BK's passion, deep-seated involvement, creative mindset and trained eye has captured several generations of youth culture and helped to shape the revolution of board sports in the process. Bryce continues to produce images and bodies of work that are well crafted and acutely reflective of the world around him.His client list includes: Apple, Quiksilver, Hurley, adidas, GoPro, Volcom, Vans, Le...

--FEB 11
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Bryce Kanights "skate photographer extraordinaire"

Ben Jacobsen

The Salty Dog of Netarts Bay Ben Jacobsen is the first person to harvest salt off the Oregon Coast since Lewis and Clark. Follow him: @ben_jacobsen Ben Jacobsen started making salt in 2011, and it didn’t take long for the former Vancouver resident to land on some important radars.The New York Times wrote a story about him in 2012. Noted chefs started to use his salt from Oregon waters. And a Williams-Sonoma Inc. partnership sent his business on a fast, ascending trajectory that hasn’t slowed.Jacobsen, 43, no longer participates in making the white, flaky crystals. And long gone are the days when he’d drive a seawater-loaded truck from the Oregon Coast to Portland for processing into salt. These days, the Hudson’s Bay High School graduate’s focus is marketing, sales, and product development.For the future, he plans for more of the same, convinced he’s got the world’s best job.Jacobsen didn’t show signs of becoming a salt maker when he arrived in Vancouver at age 13 from Burli...

--JAN 29
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Ben Jacobsen

Jeremy Charles

The Great White North! Jeremy lives in a place that is a very long way from anything I Know. Growing up in New England I had heard of NewFoundland but never traveled that far north. What he is able to do representing his local foods, history and culture of his home is amazing. I am truly amazed to hear about all the amazing things he is able to do with only what is available to him in Newfoundland, hunting, preserving, amazing local fish and so much more. he just released a amazing book Wildness be sure to go buy it if you haven’t. Follow : @jeremy_charles77 Jeremy Charles and Raymonds Restaurant are continually ranked as the #1 Restaurant in Canada on every list that exists.Raymonds is the only establishment to have ever come in first place on Canada’s Top 50 Restaurants List for consecutive years, and Charles is the only chef to have twice won theEnRouteBest New Restaurant in Canada award. This groundbreaking work has led to major feature articles inThe New York Times,Travel + L...

--JAN 15
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Jeremy Charles
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