I am likely cut from a different cloth than your typical aspiring chef.
I’ve spent the last decade climbing the corporate ladder — from entry level business analyst to upper management at one of the fastest growing companies in Canada. I’ve spent over 700 combined nights in hotel rooms across North America, spending as much as 90% of my work week on the road. For the last few years, I’ve worked at a fast-paced tech start-up in Toronto, while doing double-time at two of the top restaurants in Canada — Eigensinn Farm and Haisai.
Canadian-born, with Portuguese roots, I grew up in a family of fantastic cooks. Every Sunday, and every holiday, was spent in the kitchen and around the table. In Portuguese homes, there are two kitchens; one upstairs, always pristine and almost never used; and one in the basement, where we cook, eat, argue and laugh. That’s where the heart is. And for as long as I can remember, that’s where mine’s been, too.
I started Eats ‘n Hops in 2017 to share my exploration of food and beer with you. So have a seat at my table, pour yourself a pint and enjoy!