Daniel Boulud announces the chef de cuisine for Toronto’s Café Boulud
If all goes according to plan, Yorkville’s Café Boulud, the 15th-or-so location in Daniel Boulud’s ever-growing empire, will open its doors at the foot of the new Four Seasons on October 5. Helming the kitchen will be Tyler Shedden, a B.C. native who previously worked as the private dining room chef at Boulud’s Michelin three-star flagship Daniel in New York (prior to that, he was an executive sous-chef at Gordon Ramsay at the London, also in New York). Shedden, who hasn’t previously worked in Toronto, will preside over a 150-seat “casual fine dining” restaurant, whose menu will combine classic French cuisine with local, seasonal ingredients and dishes from further afar. At a reception earlier this week, Boulud praised the young chef, saying, “Tyler has been a good soldier and now is becoming a captain” (Shedden replied with a half-excited, half-terrified grin). The restaurant will be Boulud’s fourth Canadian venture: he opened Maison Boulud at Montreal’s Ritz-Carlton earlier this summer and had operated two formerly Rob Feenie–led restaurants in Vancouver, which both shut down last year. Still not clear: whether David Chang’s gang from the soon-to-open Momofuku restaurants has already made good on their threats to sabotage “Daddy Boulud’s” new digs.
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Thankyou Daniel for sharing the mediocre part of your culinary empire with Toronto. We are all so grateful.
Rose Mirvish is mad ! she is of the belief that chef boyardee is real.
Hotel restaurants in Toronto, blegh.
Is that the actor from Shutter Island? Who knew he could cook !!
No, thank *you* Rpse for giving us insights into the mind of a boorish odious cow. I’ve seen your posts elsewhere and do believe the world would be a better place without you. Your knowledge of food is clearly not up to scratch and your knowledge of what it takes to make a good restaurant is clearly flawed.
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