The Chefs’ House…FoodbySaje

Thanks to Winterlicious and my friend’s gift of picking great places to eat, I got a chance to experience a new way of dining. The Chefs’ House is a great teaching restaurant run by George Brown College Chef School. Having experienced the food that is made by the students from this school before at the One of a Kind Show, I was very interested to see this restaurant. During our lunch outing we decided to learn more about how the restaurant works by asking a few questions from Chefs’ House Dining Room Technologist, Scott McKenzie.

Mr. McKenzie explained to us that every single person who works at the restaurant is a student at the George Brown College and studying to receive their degree in food and beverage management, hospitality, tourism or just studying to become a chef. All students have to work at The Chefs’ House once a week for 14 weeks to learn and gain more experience in their desired fields.

I loved going to this restaurant, a great modern dining experience with a Hell’s Kitchen twist! All the students working hard and being professional while their instructors keeping an eye on them both in the kitchen and the main dining areas. Thinking about how my experience dining and eating at The Chefs’ House might affect someone’s chance to become a chef gives me an odd feeling. Exciting, but odd! Continue reading “The Chefs’ House…FoodbySaje”

Lolo Restaurant…FoodbySaje

I love Winter/Summerlicious time in Toronto. Gives everyone a chance to find new restaurants and sample their great food without breaking the bank. This Winterlicious I had a chance to try out a few different places, Lolo Restaurant and George Brown College’s The Chefs’ House. I always walked by Lolo restaurant on my way to Sporting Life store on Yonge street and wondered how the … Continue reading Lolo Restaurant…FoodbySaje

Restaurant Review – The Roosevelt Room and Nyood Restaurant

I managed to check out a couple of restaurants for Summerlicious with some mixed results. I like trying different places during Summerlicious and Winterlicious since it allows me to try new places without any expectations or commitment – this way I know which restaurants to come back to, whether it be a special occasion or a night out with the girls. I’ve discovered quite a few restaurants this way. No matter how busy a restaurant is during these events, it’s really easy to tell which  places are still holding up their standards and which ones just are just sub par. A great restaurant will never have terrible food or service during the “-licious” events even if it isn’t their best work. Besides, I always cut them some slack when I try places this way.

The first restaurant I tried was The Roosevelt Room. I didn’t manage to take pictures of the decor but it was kind of dark and plain. I know that it’s a “supper club” concept but even for a club it was pretty shabby. For a place that it supposed to be art deco and glamorous 20s themed it was sorely lacking in style.

As a starter I had the Sweet Pea and Cheddar Risotto.

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Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – Restaurant Review

Hi y’all. Just got back from an excellent dinner at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen for Winterlicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the service. Here are some pics… Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is situated in the very-hip Liberty Village area. There is underground parking in the same building as the restaurant which is always a big plus (especially in the winter!!!) The decor … Continue reading Mildred’s Temple Kitchen – Restaurant Review