Doug McNish1Doug McNish. Homepage. Available: https://dougmcnish.com. [Accessed 19 October 2023]. is a highly acclaimed author, dedicated educator, and esteemed advocate, boasting over twenty years of expertise in launching and overseeing successful ventures in the food industry.
Following his graduation from George Brown’s culinary program2George Brown College. Chef School. Available: https://www.georgebrown.ca/hospitality-culinary-arts/chef-school. [Accessed 19 October 2023]., McNish embarked on his culinary journey as an intern at the prestigious Donalda Club3Donalda Golf Club. Chef School. Homepage: https://donaldaclub.ca/. [Accessed 19 October 2023]., a luxury golf club situated in northern Toronto.
His career flourished as he assumed the role of Chef de Partie at Jump Restaurant4Jump Restaurant. Homepage: https://www.jumprestaurant.com/. [Accessed 19 October 2023]. in 2004, and he later embarked on a three-year tenure at Couture Cuisine5Couture Cuisine. Homepage: https://couturecuisine.com/. [Accessed 19 October 2023]., where he ascended from a chef to a full-fledged manager.
In 2017, Chef McNish was granted the title of Best Chef in Toronto by local media outlets, and has been crowned the “Iron Chef”6Josh Gonsalves. Podcast. https://www.joshgonsalves.com/podcast/41-doug-mcnish.[Accessed 19 October 2023]. in multiple live cooking competitions. He has since appeared on national and international media networks showcasing his culinary knowledge and expertise, with several appearances on the popular television show Breakfast Television.
Three out of his four cookbooks, including the highly successful titles “Eat Raw, Eat Well,” “Vegan Everyday,” and “The Classics Veganized,” 7Amazon. Author Profile: Doug McNish. https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/Douglas-McNish/author/B00E5FEE5S. [Accessed 19 October 2023]. have received international accolades as some of the world’s finest vegetarian cookbooks. These prestigious distinctions came in the form of Gourmand Awards in 2012, 2015, and 2021, respectively.
“You know, I remember literally when the only thing you could get in a grocery store was soy milk. Couldn’t even get almond milk, and now you can call any pizza chain and get an impossible pizza with four different types of vegan cheese and sprouted, spelt crest and all that. So it’s really cool to see how this has progressed and changed over the last 15 years.”8Josh Gonsalves. Podcast. https://www.joshgonsalves.com/podcast/41-doug-mcnish.[Accessed 19 October 2023].