Dario's passion is cooking together

International renown Chef Dario Tomaselli believes that cooking together clean, healthy, sustainable, meal creations brings you closer as friends, family and couples.

Cook with Dario

Classes/ Workshops/Speaking

Travel with Dario

“Cook Together to Stay Together” retreats in Italy and around the world.

Partner with Dario

Italian/Canadian Chef Dario media branding and promoting products to the market place.

Services for Culinary Industry

Culinary Industry Consulting
& Recruiting

About Dario Tomaselli

Dario Tomaselli is a world-renowned Executive Chef and Culinary Artist. A scion of a successful hotelier family, Dario’s gastronomic passion began as a young child in his nonna’s kitchen, where he spent countless hours watching, learning and developing his culinary skills as she created the age-old family recipes that fostered his love of food and the art of meal preparation. His passion was further refined by the family’s chefs, who, amused by his interest, patiently shared their expertise with him. When the time came for him to settle on a career path he decided to stray from his family’s long lineage of Doctors to follow his passion for cooking. His 39-year career within the culinary world spans across the globe, from Switzerland to Milan, Mexico and eventually to Toronto, where he became the rising star as head Chef of the award-winning Oro—receiving numerous accolades for his creative and critically-acclaimed menus. His harmony of flavors and panache for food has garnered him the respect and following of world leaders, appreciative patrons and friends around the world. He has helmed the kitchens of many notable restaurants including Centro, Il Posto, Four Season, Biago, and the Melia Hotel in Cancun. Today, you can find Dario teaching the next generation of chefs as the Coordinator to the International Italian Program at George Brown Culinary Collage, working alongside his partner Anita Heidema with Passion Is Cooking Lifestyle TV bringing the connection back with healthy food to our kitchens and consulting chefs, restaurants and the culinary industry.
Dario Tomaselli

Dario Tomaselli


Chef/Professor/Coordinator of post diploma George Brown Chefs School. Passion and persistence makes great cooks #food #sustainable #foodandtravel #farmtotable

Featured Celebrity Chef Dario Tomaselli

-Rated Top 10 Chef in Canada and Food Magazine 1997 & 1998
-Wine Spectator Top Restaurant Grand Award Oro
-Award from Italian Cuisine Toronto


Roger mobile- "The Dario Plan" Canada
American Range -Dario Review and media representation and promotion. Canada
American Express- Cooking Show Mexico
Catelli Pasta- Media Promotion Canada

As Seen on

Rogers TV
Breakfast TV
CTV Vicki Gabereau Show
CTV News
James Beard House Foundation NYC twice
Global Mail Newspaper
Sun Newspaper
Toronto Life
Nuvo Magazine
American Airline Magazine
National Post
Toronto Star

Featured Celebrity Chief Events

Refettorio Ambrosiano lead by Massimo Bottura Italy (feeding underprivileged for Expo in Milan
Devour Food & Film Festival Canada
Food Day Canada Event
Christmas in November Jasper Canada
Feast of Fields
Second Harvest Toronto
Taste of Toronto
Chef for Unicef Toronto
Couvee 2000-Niagara on The Lake
Paul Bocouse Event Canada
Tiangis expo in Acapulco Mexico Event
Sofia Loren Food Event Holt Renfrew Toronto
Slow Food Toronto Presentation Disco Soup

Anita Heidema

Anita Heidema

Rich Life Strategist

My Motto is “Instill an internal legacy to live life fully and to your true potential. Learn, experience and love”. I live this in my life and business everyday and love helping others.

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