Chefs around the World

The amazing chefs I got to meet in my Travelling Foodie journey…



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Michelin Star Chef Akira Back

Dasha – Toronto, Ontario – October 2019

Kilted Chef Alain Bosse

Saltbox Brewing for Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl – Mahone Bay, NS – February 2020

Chef Alain Bosse and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua with Lobster Mascot at Lobster Chowder Chowdown Showdown in Chester, Nova Scotia

Lobster Chowder Chowdown Showdown – Chester, Nova Scotia – February 2020

Kilted Chef Alain Bosse and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Saltbox Brewing in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia

Chef Alfonso Iaccarino

Don Alfonso 1890 – Toronto, Ontario – July 2018

Chef Alfonso Iaccarino, Nick Di Donato and Raymond Cua (Travelling Foodie) - Don Alfonso 1890 - Toronto, Ontario

Chef Anna-Kay Tomlinson

Miss T’s Kitchen – Ocho Rios, Jamaica – April 2019

Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua with Miss T's Kitchen Owner and Chef Anna-Kay Tomlinson
With Owner and Chef Anna-Kay Tomlinson

Michelin Star Chef Antonio Abbruzzino

Taste of Calabria at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex – Toronto, Ontario – November 2019

Michelin Star Chef Antonio Abbruzzino and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Taste of Calabria in Toronto

Chef Ariel Coplan

Thoroughbred Food & Drink – Toronto, Ontario – May 2016

Chef Ariel Coplan with Travelling Foodie at Thoroughbred Food & Drink, Toronto

Chef Atsushi Yamamoto

Konjiki Ramen – Toronto, Ontario – November 2017

Chef Atsushi Yamamoto at Konjiki Ramen Toronto

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Chef Brandon Olsen

CXBO Chocolates – Toronto, Ontario – Oct 2019

Chef Bernhard Güth

Festival Gourmet International Theme Night at Trio Restaurant – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – November 2019

Chef Bernhard Güth with Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Trio Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Chef Bernhard Güth

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Chef Carl Heinrich

Taste of Toronto Festival: Richmond Station – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016

Chef Carl Heinrich with Travelling Foodie at Taste of Toronto Festival, Toronto

Richmond Station – Toronto, Ontario – December 2015 (left)

Chef Chele Gonzalez

Gallery by Chele – Manila, Philippines – April 2019

Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua with Chef Chele Gonzalez at Gallery By Chele in Manila, Philippines
Chef Chele Gonzalez

Chef Chindi Varadarajulu

L’Attitude 49 Restaurant – BC Seafood Festival – Comox Valley, British Columbia – June 2017

Chef Chindi Varadarajulu with Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua

Chef Chris Chafe

Evoo in the Courtyard – St. Johns, Newfoundland – May 2016 (right)

Michelin Chef Christophe Bellanca

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Montreal en Lumiere 2020 – Montreal, Quebec – March 2020 (left)

Christophe Bellanca, Raymond Cua, Stephane Galibert and Jean-Pierre Curtat in the kitchen of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Casino de Montreal

Chef Christopher Siu

5th Annual Bento Sushi Competition – Toronto, Ontario – May 2016

Chef Claudio Aprile

Splenda Stevia Event – Copetin – Toronto, Ontario – June 2018 (right)

MasterChef Canada Judge Claudio Aprile with Travelling Foodie

Chef Clinton Zhu

EFUN Culinary Arts Academy – Canada Beef and Fairmont Royak York: East Meets West Event – August 2017 (right)

Chef Clinton Zhu with Travelling Foodie

Chef Craig Harding

Campagnolo – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016

Chef Craig Harding with Travelling Foodie at Campagnolo, Toronto

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Chef Daniel Butler

Evoo in the Courtyard – St. Johns, Newfoundland – May 2016 (left)

Chef Daniel Janetos

Moet Pop-up Event – Omni King Edward Hotel – Toronto, Ontario – September 2018

Chef Daniel Janetos with Travelling Foodie at Consort Bar in Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Chef Dany Bolduc

H4C par Dany Bolduc, Montreal en Lumiere 2020 – Montreal, Quebec – February 2020

Raymond Cua, Chef Dany Bolduc, Michelin Chef Phillip Foss, Sommelier Jonathan Benchetrit at H4C par Dany Bolduc for Montreal en Lumiere 2020 Tasting Menu

Chef Dennis Prescott

World Vision Canada Kick-Off Dinner for #hungerfree Campaign – Toronto, Ontario – October 2016 (left)

Travelling Foodie with Dennis Prescott

Chef Dave Mottershall

Loka – Toronto, Ontario – April 2016 (left)

Travelling Foodie with Chef Dave Mottershall

Chef Digby Stridiron

AMA at Cane Bay – St. Croix, US Virgin Islands – February 2020

Chef Digby Stridiron and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at AMA at Cane Bay
Chef Digby Stridiron

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Edgar Wallace aka Pudding Man

Jus Cool – Montego Bay, Jamaica – April 2019

Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua with The Pudding Man Edgar Wallace
With Edgar Wallace aka the Pudding Man

Chef Elia Herrera

Taste of Toronto: Chef Battle (El Caballito and Los Colibris) – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016

Chef Eric Chong

R&D Spadina – Toronto, Ontario – January 2016

Chef Eric Chong with Travelling Foodie at R&D Spadina in Toronto, Ontario

Chef Eric Youngsup Kim

Kame Omakase – Las Vegas, Nevada – January 2017

Chef Eric Youngsup Kim with Travelling Foodie at Kame Omakase - Las Vegas

Chef Ernesto Iaccarino

Don Alfonso 1890 – Toronto, Ontario – November 2018

Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua with Michelin Star Chef Ernesto Iaccarino

Chef Ervin Bushi

Broken Plate – Calgary, Alberta – September 2018

Owner Chef Ervin Bushi at Broken Plate in Calgary, Alberta
Owner Chef Ervin Bushi

Eva of Eva’s Original Chimneys

Eva’s Original Chimneys – Toronto, Ontario – February 2017

Traveling Foodie meets Eva of Eva's Original Chimneys in Toronto, Ontario

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Chef Farzam Fallah

Richmond Station – Toronto, Ontario – Dec 2015 (right)

Chef Felicia Lacalle

Hemingway’s – Tampa Bay, Florida – May 2019

Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua with Hemingway's Chef+Owner Felicia Lacalle in Tampa Bay, Florida
With Hemingway’s Chef+Owner Felicia Lacalle

Chef Fergus Henderson

Charlie Burger X St. John Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario – Mar 2014 (beside me)

Traveling Foodie meets Chef Fergus Henderson of St. John Restaurant

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Chef Geoff Webb

Sassafraz Restaurant in Bloor-Yorkville – Toronto, Ontario – October 2018

Chef Geoff Webb with Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Sassafraz Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario

Chef Giovanni De Luca

Taste of Calabria at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex – Toronto, Ontario – November 2019

Chef Giovani De Luca and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Centennial College Master Class in Toronto

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Chef Hayden Johnston

Taste of Toronto: Chef Battle (Richmond Station) – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016

Traveling Foodie with Chef Hayden Johnston of Richmond Station at Taste of Toronto Chef Battle

Chef Heinz Reize

Festival Gourmet International Master Class at Cafe des Artistes – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – November 2019

Chef Heinz Reize and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Cafe des Artistes Master Class in Puerto Vallarta. Mexico

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Chef Jamie Corlett

Gio Restaurant – Halifax, Nova Scotia – June 2017

Chef Jamie Corlett and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua of Gio Restaurant in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chef Jamie Oliver

Exclusive Q&A with Jamie Oliver – Jamie’s Italian – Toronto, Ontario – October 2016

Chef Jamie Oliver with Travelling Foodie at Jamie's Italian in Toronto

Chef Jean-Pierre Curtat

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Montreal en Lumiere 2020 – Montreal, Quebec – March 2020 (2nd from right)

Christophe Bellanca, Raymond Cua, Stephane Galibert and Jean-Pierre Curtat in the kitchen of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Casino de Montreal

Sommelier Jeremy Bonia

Raymonds Restaurant – St. John’s, Newfoundland – May 2016

Sommelier Jeremy Bonia with Travelling Foodie at Raymonds Restaurant in St. John's, Newfoundland

Michelin Star Chef Joan Roca

Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress – Toronto, Ontario – March 2018

Joan Roca and Travelling Foodie at Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress in Toronto

El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain – January 2012

Chef Joe Friday

ViaVai Pizzeria and Wine Bar – Toronto, Ontario – Nov 2015

Local Restaurateur John Anderson

Toronto Food Tours: BBQ Week Tour – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016 (left)

Local Restaurateur John Anderson with Travelling Foodie

Pastry Chef Jordi Roca

El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain – January 2012

Travelling Foodie with Pastry Chef Jordi Roca at El Celler de Can Roca Girona Spain

Chef Jorge Avendano

Festival Gourmet International Theme Night at Trio Restaurant – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – November 2019

Chef Jorge Avendano with Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Trio Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Chef Jorge Avendano

Sommelier Josep Pitu Roca

El Celler de Can Roca – Girona, Spain – January 2012

Travelling Foodie with Sommerlier Josep Pitu Roca at El Celler de Can Roca Girona Spain

Michelin Chef JP McMahon

George Brown College for The Irish Cook Book signing – Toronto, Ontario – March 2020

Michelin Chef JP McMahon and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua with The Irish Cook Book signing at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario

Dora Keogh Irish Pub – Toronto, Ontario – Sep 2019

Michelin Star Chef JP McMahon and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Dora Keogh Irish Pub in Toronto

Chef Julio Cesar

Gaby’s Restaurant – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – November 2019

Chef Julio Cesar and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Gabys Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta Mexico

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Chef Kazuki Uchigoshi

Taste of Toronto: Chef Battle (Miku Toronto) – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016

Chef Kazuki Uchigoshi with Travelling Foodie at Taste of Toronto Chef Battle

Chef Khalil Omar

Saha Dinners – Hamilton, Ontario – Oct 2019

Chef Khalil Omar and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Saha Dinners in Hamilton, Ontario

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Chef Leon John

Magnum & Steins – St. Johns, Newfoundland – with Manager Debbie – May 2016

Chef Leon John with Travelling Foodie and Manager Debbie at Magnum & Steins, St. John's, Newfoundland
Chef Leon John with Travelling Foodie at Magnum & Steins, St. John's, Newfoundland

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Mairlyn Smith

Canada Beef and Fairmont Royal York: East Meets West Event – Toronto, Ontario – August 2017

Raymond Cua with Mairlyn Smith
Mairlyn Smith with Travelling Foodie with Canada Beef sign

Chef Manjunath Mural

Song of India – Singapore – April 2019

Michelin Star Chef Manjunath Mural with Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at The Song of India in Singapore

Chef Mark McEwan

Taste of Toronto Festival: McEwan Food Group – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016

Chef Mark McEwan with Travelling Foodie at Taste of Toronto Festival

Chef Masaki Hashimoto

Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto – Toronto, Ontario – November 2016

Chef Masaki Hashimoto with Travelling Foodie at Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto, Toronto

Chef Massimo Capra

Capra’s Kitchen – Mississauga, Ontario – November 2019

Chef Massimo Capra and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Capra's Kitchen in Mississauga

Chef Matt Basile

Fidel Gastro’s/Taste Canada Awards Gala – Toronto, Ontario – October 2017

Chef Matt Basile at Taste Canada Awards Gala in Toronto

Chef Matt Macisaac

Krave Burger – Halifax, Nova Scotia – June 2017

Chef Matt Macisaac at Krave Burger in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chef Matt McDonald

Bacalao – St. Johns, Newfoundland – May 2016

Chef Matt McDonald with Travelling Foodie at Bacalao, St. John's, Newfoundland

Chef Michael Hunter

Taste of Toronto Festival: Antler Bar and Kitchen – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016

Chef Michael Hunter with Travelling Foodie at Taste of Toronto Festival

Chef Michelle LeBlanc

Chinched Bistro – St. Johns, Newfoundland – May 2016 (center)

Chef Michelle LeBlanc with Travelling Foodie at Chinched Bistro in St. John's, NL

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Chef Nadege Nourian

Atout France Event at The Drake Hotel – Toronto, Ontario – November 2019

Chef Nadege Nourian and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at The Drake Hotel in Toronto

Chef Nathan Fong

Fong on Food – BC Seafood Festival – Comox Valley, British Columbia – June 2017

Chef Nathan Fong at BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival in Comox Valley

Chef Ned Bell

Loblaws: Taste The New Next – The 100 Mile Meal – Toronto, Ontario – April 2017

Travelling Foodie with Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell

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Chef Osamu Tomita

Tokyo Docs’ Ramen Heads Press Conference – Toronto, Ontario – May 2017

Chef Osamu Tomita with Raymond Cua

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Chef Patrick Kriss

Alo Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario – December 2016

Chef Patrick Kriss and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Alo in Toronto

Chef Phillip Foss

H4C par Dany Bolduc, Montreal en Lumiere 2020 – Montreal, Quebec – February 2020

Raymond Cua, Chef Dany Bolduc, Michelin Chef Phillip Foss, Sommelier Jonathan Benchetrit at H4C par Dany Bolduc for Montreal en Lumiere 2020 Tasting Menu

Chef Pino Barbino

Taste of Calabria at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex – Toronto, Ontario – November 2019

Chef Pino Barbino and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Taste of Calabria in Toronto

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Chef Rashad Jones

Big Lee’s BBQ – Ocala, Florida – May 2019

Big Lee's BBQ Owner Rashad Jones and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua in Ocala, Florida
With Owner Rashad Jones

Chef Richard Singh

Bosk Taste of the Six – Toronto, Ontario – April 2018 (right)

Chef Richard Singh with Raymond Cua and Chef Sean MacDonald at Bosk at the Shangri-la Toronto

Chef Rob Gentile

Toronto Taste 2018 – Toronto, Ontario – June 2017 (right)

Chef Robert Gentile of Buca with Travelling Foodie

Chef Robert Mills

Fairmont Royal York – Canada Beef and Fairmont Royak York: East Meets West Event – August 2017 (left)

Chef Robert Mills with Travelling Foodie

Chef Roberto Fracchioni

Taste of Calabria at Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex – Toronto, Ontario – November 2019

Chef Roberto Fracchioni and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Taste of Calabria in Toronto

Chef Roland Menetrey

Festival Gourmet International Master Class at Cafe des Artistes – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – November 2019

Chef Roland Menetrey and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Festival Gourmet International Master Class in Puerto Vallarta. Mexico
Chef Roland Menetrey

Chef Ronald St. Pierre

Locals Restaurant – Courtenay, British Columbia – June 2017

Chef Ronald St. Pierre of Locals Restaurant in Comox Valley, BC

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Chef Sean MacDonald

Bosk Taste of the Six – Toronto, Ontario – April 2018 (left)

Chef Sean MacDonald with Raymond Cua and Chef Richard Singh at Bosk at the Shangri-la Toronto

Chef Seiichi Kashiwabara

Zen Sanuki Udon – Toronto, Ontario – January 2020

Chef Seiichi Kashiwabara and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Zen Sanuki Udon in Toronto, Ontario

Chef Sergio Herman

Oud Sluis – Sluis, Netherlands – January 2012

Chef Scott Savoie

Toronto Food Tours: BBQ Week Tour – Toronto, Ontario – June 2016 (right)

Chef Scott Savoie of Toronto Food Tours

Chef Shaun Hussey

Top Chef Canada Filming at Black Creek Community Farms – Toronto, Ontario – October 2019

Chef Shaun Hussey and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Black Creek Community Farm in Toronto

Chinched Bistro – St. Johns, Newfoundland – May 2016

Chef Shaun Hussey at Chinched Bistro, St. John's, New Foundland

Chef Stephane Galibert

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Montreal en Lumiere 2020 – Montreal, Quebec – March 2020 (right)

Christophe Bellanca, Raymond Cua, Stephane Galibert and Jean-Pierre Curtat in the kitchen of L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Casino de Montreal

Barista Stuart Ross

Bull Dog Coffee – Toronto, Ontario – January 2018

Chef Sylva Senat

Visit Philadelphia – Toronto, Ontario – May 2017

Sylva Senat of Maison 208 at Visit Philadelphia event in Toronto

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Chef Tarun Kappor

Urban Turban – Las Vegas, Nevada – January 2017

Chef Ted Reader

Van Houtte Event – Toronto, Ontario – July 2019

Chef Thierry Blouet

Festival Gourmet International Master Class at Cafe des Artistes – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – November 2019

Chef Thierry Blouet and Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua at Cafe des Artistes in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Chef Todd Perrin

Mallard Cottage – St. Johns, Newfoundland – May 2016

Traveling Foodie meets Chef Todd Perrin at Mallard Cottage in St. John's, NL

Sommelier Trevor Gulliver

Charlie Burger X St. John Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario – Mar 2014 (blue jacket)

Traveling Foodie meets Sommelier Trevor Gulliver of St. John Restaurant

Chef Trevor Lui

Kanpai Snack Bar/Taste Canada Awards Gala – Toronto, Ontario – October 2017

Chef Trevor Lui of Kanpai Snack Bar at Taste Canada Awards Gala in Toronto

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Chef Victor Barangan

Eastwood Cafe + Bar – Manila, Philippines – March 2019

Travelling Foodie Raymond Cua with Executive Chef Victor Barangan of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel