Steve’s culinary accolades are rich with international experience and multiple genres of cooking. Well versed in fine dining, hotel food operations, and food service for huge events, Steve Vaughn is an executive chef with much to offer.
Steve has worked in a consulting capacity for 7 years, and as a head chef for over 25 years. Professionally trained at Canbourne College in the United Kingdom, Steve worked in North Wales and Bermuda before immigrating to Canada.
During his time overseas, Steve developed his skills in both French and North American cuisine. Once in Canada he pursued a successful career in fine dining as well as banquet and large event food service.
A skilled teacher of his craft, he has personally apprenticed over 15 chefs throughout his career. Today Steve shares his knowledge through implementing training programs for restaurants and catering venues, and he enjoys working with young talent.
An expert in food quality, and sourcing foods locally, Steve has been pivotal in building farm-to-table networks in Ontario. He works with suppliers and restaurants to develop & implement classic menus inspired by locally produced foods.
Steve has a gift for running a tight, well organized kitchen. He is a strong resource in staff training and menu design. His systems are dependable and his methods are sound.
Steve is an asset to have on board any restaurant development team.