Canada’s homegrown chef Corbin Tomaszeski is not only passionate about food, his passion runs deep for his family, his daily ritual to have fun, and his loyalty to his food service team to always coach them to be the best that they can be. His creative spirit is woven into everything he does, and if you are lucky enough to be a part of his tightly knit circle of friends and staff, you will find him on any given day, ranting at you to make you better and raving about you to all who will listen. Hence, his popular following from “Dinner Party Wars”, Restaurant Makeover” and “Crash My Kitchen” on Food Network and HGTV Canada.
Raised on a farm in rural community outside of Edmonton, Alberta, this talented Chef was born to create and to cook. Coming from a very large, Polish Canadian family of six kids, preparing meals was not an option for him and his siblings. He worked along side with wide eyes and eager hands to help his mother create wonderful meals including heartwarming soups that have since become one of his trademarks with widespread customer base.
A born storyteller, Corbin’s personal philosophy is that great food is a means to an end and has the ability to connect us all in our day to day lives. Also an executive chef with a reputation for creating successful destination eateries, Chef Corbin doesn’t suffer “food fools” and has been known to right culinary wrongs with a charming honesty — he has tackled many a bad menu on his current series Dinner Party Wars. Always ready to applaud a delicious meal, Chef Corbin is known for his ability to rebuild lackluster menus with his signature flair and attention to detail.
As a credited Executive Chef, Corbin has lead teams of fifty + employees and has overseen the expansion of many different food service outlets in his 20+ year career. He is an active member of the Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks, a Graduate of the Culinary Arts program of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and volunteers in the community for charitable organizations including CANFAR, Canadian Heart and Stroke Association, Osteoporosis Canada, Diabetes Canada, United Way Canada and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, for whom he recently raised over $75 000 dollars during Cook For the Cure.