Chef In Your Ear

Chef In Your Ear

About the Host and Chefs

Greg Komorowski

Greg Komorowski Greg Komorowski is an actor, writer and comedian hailing from Toronto, Canada. His acting has taken him all over the world including: France, Italy, Spain, Mexico and the United States. He is a double Canadian Comedy Award nominee.

Greg has studied at The Second City Toronto under various notable actors such as: Bruce Hunter, Kerry Griffin, Jack Mosshammer, Lisa Merchant, Chris Earle, Sandy Jobin-Bevans and at The Second City Chicago with Mick Napier.

Some of Greg’s theatre credits include: Second City Theatricals (Second City at Sea), Julius Caesar (Canopy Theatre Company), Theatresports (Bad Dog Theatre), Live Journal (Bad Dog Theatre), Deadwood (Bad Dog Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dream North Productions). Greg has also appeared in Global TV’s The Office Temps.

Greg has written for television, theatre, musical theatre and the web. He continues to write and perform with his partner on stage and in real life, Tabetha Wells.

Jordan Andino

Jordan Andino

Jordan was born in Toronto and raised by his mother in Manhattan Beach, California. Instead of surfing at the beach with friends, he spent his summers and all vacations working in kitchens with his father in Toronto, who was chef de cuisine and executive chef at various kitchens including North 44, Rosewater, Aqua and Flow.

By the time he was 16, Jordan was working as a personal chef for families in Manhattan Beach. He then went on to sharpen his business acumen at Cornell University’s Hotel School of Administration, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Jordan received training from notable culinary masters including Jean Georges Vongerichten at Jean Georges in NYC, Wolfgang Puck at Spago in Beverly Hills and Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Yountville, California. He has served as executive chef at three New York City restaurants and is culinary consultant for HEI Hospitality group, a leading high-end hotel and restaurant investment and management company.

Jordan has appeared on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, Chopped and is the featured chef on the Kardashian spinoff series, Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons. His culinary adventures have been featured in the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, CBS and across FOX TV stations. 

Devin Connell

Devin Connell Devin Connell holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Parsons School of Design in New York, an Art Business Certificate from Sotheby’s Institute in London, England and a certificate of Fine Pastry Techniques from The Cordon Bleu in Paris, France.

Her family founded ACE Bakery in 1993, where she spent several summers during university as a graphic designer. After graduation, Devin acted as the creative assistant to Alannah Weston at Selfridges & Co. in London, England focusing on visual merchandising and the re-design of the Selfridges Food Hall.

She spent time cooking at the renowned Slanted Door restaurant group in San Francisco where she built a strong foundation and knowledge base of the operational side of running a high volume restaurant.

In 2008, Devin co-authored the cookbook Two Dishes (McLelland & Stewart) with her mother Linda Haynes. And in 2009, she opened the first Delica Kitchen in Toronto. Devin is also a featured chef at Toronto Pearson Airport for Heirloom Bakery & Café in Terminals 1 and 3.

Devin has appeared on City Line, Breakfast Television, Metro Morning, CBC News and as a guest judge on Food Network Canada’s Top Chef Canada. Devin lives and works in Toronto with her husband and two year-old son.

Craig Harding

Craig Harding Craig began cooking at an early age with his Italian grandmother, but it was in his final year of high school when he started to take things seriously thanks to a cooking class and a European-trained instructor who took him under his wing. Since then, Craig has worked under Anthony Walsh at Canoe, as an executive chef for Sir corp restaurants (Far Niente, Reds, Astor’s) and opened Four Restaurant in Toronto’s financial district.

Craig is now the owner and chef of Campagnolo in Toronto. Inspired by traditional homemade Italian food and charged with a fresh and modern energy, Craig and his team at Campagnolo blend new and old to create something that is better than either. Campagnolo has received rave reviews and many accolades including being named one of the country’s best new restaurants by enRoute Magazine and making renowned food critic Joanne Kates’ “Top 100” list in their first year of service.

Craig loves travelling and has cooked in restaurants across Australia, notably Salt in Sydney. He and fellow chef Rob Rossi starred in Opening Argentina and Opening Italy where they ventured to distant and remote locations to find the most authentic food possible.

Rob Rossi

Rob Rossi Rob looks young, but has been in the business for 15 years. His uncle was owner/chef of the venerable Café Brussels on The Danforth in Toronto, and from the age of 14, Rob would take the bus down from Barrie on weekend to work in his uncle’s kitchen and stay at his house. Of mixed Italian an German heritage, Rob’s food respects and re-invents tradition.

After Café Brussels, Rob worked at Canoe and then Habitat, under Scot Wood, who taught him a thing or two about molecular gastromomy. Rob placed second on Top Chef Canada, Season I, and then opened Bestellen on College West in Toronto. At Bestellen, Rob does what he loves, from home made charcuterie, to artisanal bread, to the finest dry aged meats. Bestellen’s house specialty is roast whole suckling pig.

In 2009, Rob went west to be the sous chef at The Chef’s Table in Calgary then came back to Toronto to take over as Executive Chef of the four Mercatto restaurants.

Cory Vitiello

Cory Vitiello Cory was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario and began cooking at age fifteen, starting his own catering business out of his family home. He's a graduate of Stratford Chef School and did his apprenticeship at Scaramouche Restaurant in Toronto.

Some of Cory's career highlights include his roles as sous chef at Cecconi's, in Melbourne, Australia and as chef de cuisine at Toronto's Drake Hotel. In 2009, Now Magazine dubbed Cory as Toronto’s best new chef.

He now owns and operates the award-winning restaurants The Harbord Room and THR & Co. The Harbord Room has received many accolades and impeccable reviews, including being named one of the best world-wide hot spots by Condé Nast Magazine and one of the best new restaurants in Canada by enRoute Magazine. THR & co was named one of Toronto Life’s best new restaurants when it opened in 2013.

Cory recently added Flock Rotisserie & Greens to his growing roster of restaurants.