“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, 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 is a passionate advocate for charities, and has worked with CANFAR, Canadian Heart and Stroke Association, Crossroads International, Osteoporosis Canada, Diabetes Canada, United Way Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
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.”
Corbin has big plans for 2014, including a cookbook, a new restaurant concept, and some interesting partnerships.