Raised on a farm outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Corbin Tomaszeski was born to be a chef. His earliest memories include the smell of baking bread in his grandmothers' kitchen. Coming from a large Polish Canadian family, preparing meals was not an easy task for his mother. Corbin worked along side his her, creating wonderful meals including heartwarming soups that have become one of his trademarks.
Corbin is very passionate about both family and food food. He is also very loyal to his food service team, always coaching and mentoring them while having fun at the same time. His creative spirit is woven into everything he does, hence his strong following on Dinner Party Wars, Restaurant Takeover, and Crash My Kitchen on the Food Network and HGTV Canada.
Corbin’s many fans include chefs and pedestrians alike. All those who wish to hone their cooking skills and enjoy Corbin’s general demeanour. A born storyteller, Corbin's personal philosophy is that great food is a means to an end. Food has the ability to connect us all in our daily lives.
An executive chef with a reputation for creating destination eateries, Chef Corbin has been known to right culinary wrongs with charming honesty. He is also known for his ability to rebuild lackluster menus with his signature flair and attention to detail. As an Executive Chef, Corbin has overseen the expansion of many food service outlets. He is an active member of the Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks, a Graduate of the Culinary Arts program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, and volunteers for organizations such as CANFAR, Canadian Heart and Stroke Association, Osteoporosis Canada, Diabetes Canada, and United Way Canada. He travels throughout North America to showcase his talents and endorse products.
Corbin is currently working on many new projects, including his own cookbook, three new restaurants, and a full-service catering & consulting business.