Chef John Higgins

Chef John Higgins has cooked for the Queen at Buckingham Palace, on the Royal Yacht Britannia, for heads of state in Washington and for celebrities around the world. But now, he says, he has his dream job: he’s director of one of North America’s best cooking schools, George Brown Chef School in Toronto. Since arriving in 2002, John has steered the school through a massive expansion due to an explosive demand in enrolment. With his Scottish brogue, keen wit, and passion for teaching, John is leading the way for the next generation of talented chefs. And he’s giving them all a wakeup call: in this era of celebrity chefs, he’s reminding his students that being a chef is hard work that requires passion and dedication. Only then can you relax and have fun on the job: “They pay me every two weeks for doing my hobby. What could be better than that?”