Becky Ross

RebeccaAge 24 – Currently Resides: Toronto, ON (Hometown: Medicine Hat, AB)

Rebecca Ross, a former sous chef at Malena restaurant in Toronto, bases her approach to cooking on keeping one foot in technique and one in true home cooking. Her favourite things to make are the best versions of the things people recognize – and a few things people don’t. She started flipping pans at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) and still cooks today because of the emotions she can evoke in the people eating her food. She believes that with her food, she can make someone feel special, even just for a moment. Those moments make all of the hours in hot kitchens, all of the cuts and burns, and all of the late nights worth it. She met her partner Alex Bruveris behind the stove – and he pushes her to be a better cook every day. Rebecca believes that “at the end of the day, we’re just playing with food so it should be fun.”

 

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