“Food is a part of every great thing that we do in life. Food is there for all the important events, and the memories we make around a shared table are the best memories of all” –Chef Corbin
Corbin Tomaszeski is a chef with a unique vision: to bring meaning back to the world of food. In every endeavor he has taken up, whether being executive chef of key Toronto restaurants, or through his popular Food Network shows Dinner Party Wars, Restaurant Makeover and Restaurant Takeover, Chef Corbin strives to keep the focus on food as a conveyance to shared joy, and away from fussy, rigorous rules.
“We’re so removed from where our food comes from and how to make it properly, because we’ve stopped making time to make food and spend that time with our families. Kids don’t learn how to cook anymore. I learned a lot on our farm as a child, and even though I’m raising 3 boys in the city, we cook. Teaching your kids to cook is an essential life skill, and the time you spend with them teaching them how to cook is never wasted.”
Corbin has travelled extensively throughout North America to find out more about the kinds of food moments people from all walks of life have.
“No matter where you go, everyone celebrates with food, and no matter who is hosting you, they are proud to have you sit an enjoy life with them over their favorite dishes. The best part of my job is meeting amazing people and getting to know them over a home-cooked meal.”
“The Incredible Food Race”, scheduled to debut in the fall on the Food Network, Corbin will be the Chef mentor and commentator, for this family-oriented series. This series in which two families battle it out in what’s described as “a super-charged race full of fun food challenges and a main event: the family versus family cook-off of a kid-approved meal.
“As a chef and father I’m passionate about cooking with my kids; it’s a chance for us to come together and have fun as a family, The Incredible Food Race is taking families on a crazy food adventure and I’m excited to be on board to mentor families through this wild ride.”
Corbin is a passionate advocate for charities, and has worked with Canadian Heart and Stroke Association, Crossroads International, Emily’s House, Osteoporosis Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.]
Corbin has partnered with Chartwells Canada to bring healthy food offerings to schools. In his new role at the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto, Corbin will work with the culinary team to elevate and enhance the food and beverage experience at the hotel and Conference Centre. Also, the hotel is pleased to introduce Savoury a private chef’s table available for small intimate groups with a menu designed by Corbin.