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Inspired Cooking » Canada's Top 50 Restaurants List

Inspired Cooking

"Inspired Cooking" (Fresh Air Publishing, 2016) features 20 of Canada's leading chefs participating in what's been called "the best cookbook of its kind." These 20 chefs and their restaurants are listed below here. We will resume with our rankings of the nation's best restaurants in 2017. 
Our publication's co-founder, Julia Pelish, conceived of the idea for "Inspired Cooking" to help raise awareness for how nutrition can improve our health and help to fight disease. Julia passed away from cancer in March 2016 and this cookbook is part of her legacy. The team at TopRestaurantsInCanada.com and Vacay.ca completed the editorial content of the book in Julia's honour. All proceeds from the cookbook's sales go toward InspireHealth (inspirehealth.ca) and its cancer-care programs. Learn more and order the book at InspiredCooking.ca.

Eastern Canada

Jeremy Charles (Raymonds, Merchant Tavern), St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
Michael Smith (Inn at Bay Fortune), Bay Fortune, Prince Edward Island
Chris Aerni (Rossmount Inn), St. Andrews By-the-Sea, New Brunswick
Patrice Demers (Patrice Pâtissier), Montreal
Antonio Park (Park, Lavendaria), Montreal
Jason Bangerter (Langdon Hall), Cambridge, Ontario
Victor Barry (Piano Piano), Toronto
Rob Gentile (Buca), Toronto
Roger Mooking (Twist), Toronto


Western Canada

Dale MacKay (Ayden Kitchen and Bar), Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Connie DeSousa and John Jackson (CHARCUT, Charbar), Calgary, Alberta
Roy Oh (Anju), Calgary, Alberta
James Walt (Araxi, Bar Oso), Whistler, British Columbia
Angus An (Maenam, Longtail Kitchen), Vancouver, British Columbia
Ned Bell (Vancouver Aquarium), Vancouver, British Columbia
Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co.), Vancouver, British Columbia

Stefan Hartmann (Bauhaus), Vancouver, British Columbia
Jackie Kai Ellis (Beaucoup Bakery), Vancouver, British Columbia
Vikram Vij (Vij’s, Rangoli, My Shanti), Vancouver, British Columbia
Warren Barr (The Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn), Tofino, British Columbia