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Widely known for his globally inspired creations, Roger Mooking has become a force in the culinary world by taking ordinary dishes and elevating them with different cultural twists. His delicious take on SUNSET® flavor will inspire you to get busy in the kitchen – all year long.

Roger Mooking has earned a reputation as one of North America’s premier Chefs by developing a culinary philosophy built on the perfect execution of globally inspired culinary traditions. Coming from a culturally diverse background, the Trinidadian-­‐born, Canadian-­‐raised Chef is no stranger to combining various influences to new and exciting culinary adventures. After Roger’s paternal grandfather migrated to Trinidad from Quandong, China he went on to open several bakeries on the small Caribbean Island. This sparked the family’s many successful forays into the restaurant and catering business, with Roger’s father and extended family eventually overseeing many establishments.

While Roger’s earliest influences are his family’s Chinese and Caribbean specialties, Roger also trained under Japanese, Chinese,  French,  and  Swiss  German  Chefs  including  his  formal  training  through  the  esteemed  George  Brown  Culinary  Management Program where he graduated with Top Honors and is now the Chair of the Professional Advisory Committee.

This third generation restaurateur continued his training at Toronto’s world-­‐renowned Royal York Hotel before co-­‐owning and  consulting  on  many  food  and  beverage  operations.  Partnering  with  HMSHost  and  Toronto  Pearson  International  Airport,  Roger  consults  on  multiple  restaurants  and  has  recently  opened  “Twist  by  Roger  Mooking”;  a  restaurant  that incorporates  global  flavors  and  ingredients  into locally sourced  North  American  comfort  food.  Over  the  years,  Roger’s  restaurants have been on various “Best Of” lists and he was recently awarded the “Premiers Award” for excellence in the field of Creative Arts and Design.

He is the Host and Co-­‐Creator of his own Internationally broadcast television series Everyday Exotic. His award-­‐winning cookbook, based on the show, explores pairing ingredients from all corners of the globe with everyday meals. He is also the Co-­‐host of Heat Seekers airing on Food Network and Host of Man Fire Food on Cooking Channel. Roger is a reoccurring judge on Chopped Canada, which premiered to an all-­‐time audience record high for Food Network Canada. His culinary talents  have  led  to  appearances  at  Food  &  Wine  show  globally  as  well  as  features  on The Today Show, Good Morning  America, The Marilyn Denis Show, Top Chef Canada and Iron Chef.

Recently this Juno award winning artist and culinary extraordinaire teamed up with premium greenhouse grower Sunset® to put a fresh twist on flavor with new recipes and inspiration in and outside of the kitchen!

But for Roger, what is most important is being a dedicated husband and father of four girls.

You could say Roger has a full plate!