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Chef Mike Ward

Master Chef

Beginning his career at the age of 17 in Australia, Mike was soon preparing meals for such clientele as Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. He has cooked in some of Sydney’s and Toronto’s most acclaimed restaurants and has owned several catering companies over the years. Mike's has had a rare mix of both a successful culinary, and media career. In early 2000 he expanded his creative pursuits beyond restaurants to include producing/directing award winning food/travel/lifestyle series that have been seen in over 40 countries.

Mike is a regular on Cityline and on-camera for other outlets. He creates food content for the LCBO and writes for The Globe and Mail and other magazines and online outlets. Whether it’s a quiet night at home teaching his two daughters how to use the “grown up” knives, in a foreign land directing a food series, or flying his 2-seater aerobatic aircraft, Mikes insatiable appetite for food and adventure continues to drive him to explore and create.