Chefs & Tutors - David Robertson
For now 20 years David Robertson has successfully pursued a career in the culinary industry, building a strong reputation as a passionate engaging chef an excellent and inspiring tutor.
From his solid background and training in classical French fine dining, Davidís passion for new flavors and foods has taken him all over the world in his pursuit to expand his culinary repertoire and skills. Numerous competition successes including being part of the Gold wining team in the 1996 Culinary Olympics in Switzerland furthered his opportunities to explore cooking beyond the geographical borders of Canada.
Davidís wanderlust and zeal for new food and cooking styles has taken him to many top culinary destinations around Europe, the UK, Australia, the Caribbean, and the USA.
Throughout his career David has come to realize that not only does he love food, but he also loves teaching people about it. In 2009, together with his wife Sara, David realized his dream of opening a recreational, state-of-the-art cooking school in form of The Dirty Apron Cooking School, located inside the beautifully restored heritage building at 540 Beatty Street. As owner and head chef, David's infectious enthusiasm for the products he uses and his patient nature have proven to be the perfect blend of ingredients to offer the most talked about cooking classes in the city.
David is also on the board of directors for the ĎReign Foundation', a charity that utilizes donations to keep over 150 Cambodian kids in school by providing tuition, uniforms, books and transportation.
He is also eagerly awaiting the release of The Dirty Apronís first cookbook this fall, when a portion of sales will benefit the Reign foundation.