Visiting chefs at The 23rd annual The Travel and Vacations Show, March 25 & 26

Chef Ismet Saz, the owner- chef of TOI Restaurant in Istanbul, Turkey. Chef Saz has worked around the world with famous chefs such as Makus Glocker in New York and at Gordon Ramsay’s 2-Star Michelin Restaurant in NYC. Chef Saz opened the first Dean & Deluca in Istanbul and appears on the weekly TV shows on BeIN Gourmet.
– Sponsored by the Turkish Culture and Information Office


Nettie Cronish is a Toronto vegetarian and organic foods chef, culinary instructor and author of 6 cookbooks.Nettie’s cooking philosophy is that “delicious is a pre-requisite for healthy”.

Nettie develops and tests recipes for companies and has written articles that have appeared in Chatelaine Magazine, Canadian Living, Food & Drink, Homemakers, Natural Health, Alive Magazine, Vitality, The Globe & Mail, and Toronto Star.

– Sponsored by Bestway Tours & Safaris

Chef Ibu Kartini – Owner chef of the 5 star rated “Indonesian Kitchen” Calgary restaurant. Ibu has been featured in most national magazines in Canada and has appeared on several cooking shows on television. Ibu specializes in Sundanese and Javanese cooking with all seasonings prepared from fresh root stock.

– Sponsored by The Embassy of Indonesia


Executive Chef Delin Qu, Head Chef, Brother Wu Restaurant in Ottawa

– Sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau




Chef Ichiro Fujii, - Executive Chef of Ambassador of Japan

- Sponsored by the Embassy of Japan


Chef Nicholas Valliquette, -  Chef at The Stone Cellar Restaurant in Perth, ON

Canada’s own “Chopped Canada” champion, having unique food experiences that translated into a passion for cooking.

 -Sponsored by the Lanark County Tourism Association


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