John Morris and NAC team at Gold Medal Plates 2015
Sending very best wishes to chef John Morris, as he leaves the National Arts Centre to take on his new post at Toronto’s CN Tower-topping restaurant, 360 and its related food services. He replaces long serving Executive Chef Peter George.
Morris has been in leadership positions at the NAC since 2009, the past four years as its executive chef. Scottish born, Essex County raised, Calgary trained, Morris apprenticed under David Garcelon at The Lodge at Kananaskis (Garcelon is now Director of Culinary at The Waldorf Astoria) and was a part of the opening team for the Windsor Casino and its 700-seat restaurant.
“Once you’ve fed 3284 people in one day, your threshold for chaos gets pretty high,” he told me last spring as we talked about some of the NAC’s flagship culinary events he’s shepherded.
He might not encounter daily numbers quite like those at the CN Tower, but his threshold for being high will no doubt expand. All best John Morris.