Corporate Chef for Kitchener Waterloo
Darryl Fletcher's inspiration to pursue a culinary career began while watching Graham Kerr (The Galloping Gourmet) and trying some recipes at home. He is a graduate of the Chef De Partie program fromHumberCollegeinToronto,Canada.
Chef D started his career as an apprentice inToronto,Canadaat Donato's Italian Bistro, under Chef Roberto Arissa. After apprenticing he moved back to his home town ofKitchener, and worked in various establishments until becoming Executive Chef at the Kitchener Auditorium Complex (where he spent three years) before joining M&M Meat Shops as part of the New Store Development Team.
After several years with M&M Meat Shops, Darryl decided he needed to get back to his love of food and cooking, so he began work again as a chef in several well-known restaurants inOntario,Canadaand eventually became the Executive Chef for Weber's Restaurants.
In 2001 Chef D expanded into the role of Corporate Chef, first with a retail food broker and then with Toppits Foods Ltd., where he designed recipes for the website and worked in product development. At the same time, Chef D enjoys teaching cooking classes for leading Canadian retailers Loblaw's and Zehrs in their "What's For Dinner" program. He and his recipes have been featured in Canadian Living and Foodservice and Hospitality magazine's Chef's Corner, various cook books and has been a popular guest on CTV News at Noon, City TV’s Breakfast Television and Kitchener’s Rogers Daytime.
Darryl is currently the Executive Chef at Entertaining Elements. Entertaining Elements is located in downtown Kitchener and is available for private dining and corporate events surrounded by stunning kitchenware.
He is also the popular host of ChefDtv.com, an innovative online cooking show and has recently launched the second season of his cooking show on Rogers Kitchener, At Home with ChefD.
ChefD also lends his creativity to Gold Seal, Pillers Meats and Gay Lea.
He truly lives up to his nickname "Chef of the World"!