Author of "Smoke, Bacon, and Booze" Releasing September 6, 2014 from Split Tree Publishing 2013 Winner of Top Chef Thunder Bay Bio. After working in a few smaller food operations, Derek started his career in 2001 when he began apprenticing under Chef Raymond Nadeau, then Executive Chef of the Airlane Hotel. During the time of his apprenticeship he attained diplomas in both, Culinary Management from Confederation College and Advanced Chef Training at George Brown in Toronto. He attained his Journeyman’s Red Seal in 2007 and has held Sous Chef and Head Chef Positions at the Norwester Hotel, White Fox Inn and Windigo Catering at Musselwhite Mine. During this time he guest judged many episodes of Season 8 of “Cooking with the Wolfman” airing nationally on APTN. He came on board the team as Head Chef at The Foundry in February, 2012 and along with Owner/Proprietor Dane Newbold and Front of House Manager Joshua Dowbak, helped to guide the restaurant during the opening process which was completed in July of this 2012. In November 2013, the Culinary Team from The Foundry was fortunate to take the title of Top Chef Thunder Bay 2013 amongst very stiff competition. In September 2014 his very first cookbook will be published by Split Tree Publishing, entitled “Smoke, Bacon and Booze”

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