Chef Aller-Stead

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Industry Education
Occupation teaching chef and co-op teacher
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Introduction Again this year I am working with fabulous young chef students in my Culinary Arts & Hospitality program at Monarch Park Collegiate in Toronto. A lucky 16 students make the cut each semester, and I am thrilled to bring these fine students into my kitchen. I will drive them hard, and they will learn quickly about the demands of a professional environment. I'm a full-time high-school teaching chef and co-op teacher at Monarch Park Collegiate. I teach cooking and co-op class now ... in the past I have taught philosophy, comparative religion, history, English, mathematics and biology at Monarch Park. In my career I have taught everything except welding!. A few years ago I did a post-graduate diploma program in Italian cuisine through George Brown Chef School and ALMA (La Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana) in Italy. My final stage was at the "Relais Franciacorta", a four-star destination. My first stage was at Trattoria all'Isola. For more professional information please see my LinkedIn profile.
Interests learning, teaching, travel, music, reading, cooking, listening, noticing
Favorite Movies "Chef", "The Hundred Foot Journey"
Favorite Music Oscar Peterson, Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys, Strauss, Bach, The Yellow River Suite, African Guitar Summit, Hans Theesink, Harrison Kennedy, the Blackburn Brothers, Florence Foster Jenkins, Bahama
Favorite Books Sophie's World, writing by Mary Roach, The Poisonwood Bible, Science News (weekly science digest for non-scientists)

How will people know you through the food you make, the effort and care you put into it and the pride with which you offer it to them?