World renowned celebrity chef, restaurateur, television host, cookbook author and award-winning recording artist, Roger Mooking has earned an international reputation as a chef and entertainer showcasing his globally inspired vision.
The Trinidadian-born, Canadian-raised chef is influenced by his culturally rich family background, his love of people and travel, and interest in global flavours to create new culinary experiences. As a third generation restaurateur, Roger’s earliest influences are his family’s Chinese and Caribbean specialties. He has also trained under Japanese, Chinese, French and Swiss German chefs.
In addition to his globally influenced style, Roger is well known for his expertise in grilling and barbecue. For the past dozen years, Roger has traveled the globe shooting television shows, attended food and drink festivals and immersed himself in the world of live-fire cooking that includes whole hog barbecue, lobster boils, seafood roasts, larger than life smokers and more!
Throughout the years, Chef Mooking has opened and consulted on many food and beverage operations including Twist by Roger Mooking located at award-winning Toronto Pearson International Airport. Roger has garnered many accolades including the prestigious “Premiers Award”, a Gourmand World Cookbook Award, a Socan Classics Award, a Juno Award, and countless “Best Of” culinary mentions. Not only has this Juno award-winning artist been busy in the kitchen, but he has also continued his decades-long, career and love of music and producing.
Although Roger may be one of the busiest men in the entertainment world, being a husband and father of four daughters is most important to him.