Grant Van Gameren
Restaurant owner & chef, toronto
Grant Van Gameren's rise towards becoming one of Canada's most celebrated chefs began shortly after opening The Black Hoof in 2008 when he launched several ambitious and controversial menus inviting guests from all over the world to revel in a culinary world they either missed or were missing out on.
Grant's internationally-recognized Bar Isabel was named in 2013 as En Route Magazine's best new Canadian restaurant. Hot on the heels of this success, Grant hired the budding architect firm Partisans to design Bar Raval, now known as one of the world's most beautiful bars and the winner of numerous design and best restaurant awards.
In 2016, Grant expanded his portfolio with El Rey Mezcal Bar, Prettyugly Cocktail Bar and Harry’s Charbroil.
In 2018 Grant launches Victor Dries, a curated event and catering company redefining the way people think of catered foods, as well as Rosalinda and Quetzal. Quetzal will be another establishment designed by Partisans Architecture with a menu cooked exclusively over 26 feet of open fire.