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Toronto, Canada


A self-proclaimed “Food and Drink Enthusiast”, Scarborough native Jesse Vallins has spent the better part of the last two decades cooking in some of the city’s best restaurants. As a child, his earliest memories were of all things involving food, it’s no wonder that he’s spent his years immersed in it. His tireless determination has led to an in-depth study in all aspects of the restaurant world, as well as stages in top restaurants both in Toronto and internationally.

Since his start at Maple Leaf Tavern, Chef Jesse’s versatility coupled with his broad knowledge of food and beverage has elevated the menu, winning rave reviews and loyal fans in the neighborhood and throughout the whole city.