Jason Kirby completed Chef Apprenticeship in 2002 in Queenscliff, Victoria,
about half an hour out of Melbourne, Australia. He trained under mentor Chef Jon
Schirmer, an amazing Chef with exceptional pastry talent.
Kirby spent many years travelling and cooking all over Australia and settled for
two years at the Beach House Restaurant on Hamilton Island. On Hamilton Island,
Kirby had the opportunity to work with Chef Shannon Bennett, Phillip Mouchel,
and Curtis Stone. He then ventured to New Zealand and worked at several high-
end wineries in the Marlborough region.
Kirby then came to Canada and settled in Whistler, B.C. for a year and a half
where he worked at the Mountain Club and La Gros French Restaurant. After 2
years in B.C., he decided to explore the Toronto food scene and began working at
several fine-dining restaurants including George Restaurant and Earth.
Jason has recently returned to Toronto from Vancouver where he was the
executive chef of three restaurants. Jason is often involved in the community by
donating his time with cooking demonstrations and fundraising events Such as the
inaugural dinning for diabetes. Jason has appeared multiple times on daytime
cooking demonstrations such as Rogers, Breakfast Television and CTV.
Jason Has just returned back to his homelands of Australia and is keen to share
flavors that reflect his journey from being abroad