Prominent Montreal chef and one of the country’s most extraordinary culinary artists, Chef Derek Dammann is the creative genius behind Canada’s Top 100 English-Canadian gastropub, Maison Publique, Mckiernan Rotisserie, and Luncheonette in Montreal, as well as top-selling cookbook, True North.
An advocate for Canada-wide culinary identity, Chef Derek Dammann’s influence in Canadian cuisine is the driving force behind the country’s shift into one of the world’s most dynamic and creative food scenes. That change can also be attributed to the producers, fishermen, farmers, butchers, and foragers who supply chefs like Dammann with the ingredients for their craft.
Chef Derek’s food is described as regionally inspired, seasonally driven nose-to-tail cooking. Taking inspiration from Italian, British, and Quebecois traditions, he is fundamentally a “melting pot” Canadian chef who uses only the best locally sourced ingredients from coast to coast. The entire country is his garden, and his cookbook, True North, is all about celebrating wholesome, hearty Canadian cooking made from the fruits of the land.
Photo Credit: Alison Slattery/Two Food Photographers