Anthony Abdullah, Chef & Co-Founder
Cooking is a calling for Anthony. Growing up in a food-conscious home, it was inevitable that Anthony would answer the call and start honing his craft early. First at Fanshawe College's apprentice program, then working to earn his Red Seal Certification before the age of 23. He travelled across the pond, working in the world-renowned Oxo Tower Brasserie and Restaurant in London, England. Understanding that eating is the key to good cooking, Anthony has followed his tastebuds to many parts of Europe, Asia and the US, discovering new flavours, ingredients and techniques to incorporate in his distinctive and imaginative cuisine.
In 2013, he earned a James Beard scholarship and returned to Canada to attend The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Hospitality and Restaurant Business Management program. Excelling in both the kitchen and front of house, Anthony has earned a Merit Award and made both the President’s List and the Dean’s List at the Institute.
Anthony has worked in some of London, ON’s top restaurants including Idelwyld Inn, David’s Bistro, Tru Restaurant and Lounge, The Church Key, North Moore Catering, The River Room at Museum London, and more recently, Abruzzi Ristorante.
Kimi Abdullah, General Manager & Co-Founder
Kimi is a self-proclaimed ‘food nerd’ since she talks about food the way most women talk about designer handbags. But she can also talk handbags. She did graduate with honours from Humber College’s Fashion Arts program in 2006. Since, she’s earned a certificate in Project Management from The University of Toronto and honed her business acumen and event and project management skills leading the Marketing and Operations team at a global recruitment and executive search firm based in Toronto and specializing advertising, marketing, and web development.
Bitten by the travel bug, she’s travelled across North America, Europe and parts of Asia, eating everything from musubi from one of Portland, OR’s infamous food trucks to Catalan-style croquettes at Barcelona’s famed Tapas 24. These adventures serve as an unconventional culinary education sharpening her ability to uncover food trends and restaurants before most. She likes to boast that she ate at New York’s Estela before Barack Obama did.
Kimi spent time at London’s Great Hall Catering as well as catered private events.