Roger Mooking has earned an international reputation as one of North America’s premier chefs by developing a culinary philosophy built on the execution of globally inspired culinary traditions.
Coming from a culturally diverse background, the Trinidadian-born, Canadian-raised chef is no stranger to combining various influences on new and exciting culinary adventures. While Roger’s earliest influences are his family’s Chinese and Caribbean specialties, Roger has also trained under Japanese, French and Swiss German chefs; breaking boundaries and accumulating awards along the way.
This third-generation restaurateur has co-owned and consulted on many food and beverage operations including “Twist by Roger Mooking” and “Social Eatery by Roger Mooking.” Chef Mooking is the host of hit television shows Man Fire Food and Everyday Exotic on Cooking Channel. He is the co-host of Heat Seekers and is a reoccurring judge on Chopped Canada airing on Food Network. His talents have led to international appearances throughout Asia, North America, the Caribbean & Latin America and include features on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Top Chef Canada, Guys Grocery Games, Iron Chef and Chopped as a guest judge as well as winning the special All-Star Chopped celebrity chef episode.
In addition to the culinary world, Mooking is an award-winning recording artist. In 2016, he served up his signature Mooking dishes to the best in the Canadian music scene at the Juno Awards. According to Roger ‘food feeds the body, music feeds the soul”.