Raised on a farm outside of Edmonton, Corbin Tomaszeski was born to be a chef. One of his earliest memories is the smell of baking bread in his grandmother's kitchen. Coming from a large Polish Canadian family, preparing meals was not an easy task for his mother. Corbin worked alongside her, creating wonderful meals such as the heartwarming soups that have become one of his many trademarks.
Corbin is very passionate about family and food. He is also very loyal to his food service team who he constantly coaches and mentors while still having fun. His creative spirit is woven into everything he does and he has established a strong following from hosting shows such as Dinner Party Wars, Restaurant Takeover, and Crash My Kitchen on Food Network Canada and HGTV Canada.
Corbin's many fans include chefs, customers and viewers alike. All wish to hone or expand their cooking sills 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 talent and endorse products that bring him joy in the kitchen.
Corbin is currently working on many new projects including his own cookbook, three new restaurants, and a full-service catering & consulting business.
Style and etiquette expert Anthea Turner is one of Great Britain's best-known TV presenters. Over the years, she has starred in several UK primetime series including Top of the Pops, ITV's morning show GMTV and the classic children's show Blue Peter. Renowned for her unbeatable charm and humour, Anthea now presides over Dinner Party Wars where she calls out all the dining 'do's and don'ts' while judging the outrageous behaviour she spies around the table.
Anthea's impeccable lifestyle credentials were most recently featured in her eponymous series Anthea Turner: Perfect Housewife (BBC Three) in which she taught disorganized homeowners how to clean and run their houses. The hit program was also accompanied by a popular three-book series. Reaching out to her fans worldwide, Anthea recently launched www.antheaturner.com, a one-stop site for creating and maintaining the perfect home.