Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City. She is one of the most high-profile chefs in Canada and has been invited to cook, speak, and mentor chefs and food lovers across North America. Lynn opened Ruby Watchco in 2010 to critical acclaim, actualising her philosophy that food should be locally grown, harvested and raised, and cooked to perfection with heart. She has surrounded herself with an incredible team that helps her provide guests with the most fun, memorable, and delicious experience possible. Lynn stars in her two-time Gemini nominated Food Network Canada hit show, Pitchin In. The show is one of the highest rated cooking shows in Canada and is shown on the Cooking Channel in the United States and on networks across Asia. What is it that you do exactly?Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, winning international awards as the Executive Chef of the
Haha. I think I do a bit of everything! I wake up early, answer emails, make phone calls, head to the restaurant, and do a lot of the same until the dinner service, which is its own song and dance! But when you’re a business owner, you end up having to be ready for anything and everything! I take reservation calls, I plan menus, I talk to farmers, I organize the wine-cellar, I chat with the staff about new cocktails… we have fun here! That schedule gets more complicated when I’m filming or doing outside events! Let’s just say that I’m never bored!What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I love it all. It’s so much fun, and I’m always learning new things. I love the people the most, all the wonderful people that I meet and get to work with, here at Ruby Watchco and Ruby eats and when I’m on the road or doing events.What would you say are the 3 best places you’ve ever stayed?
This is a tough one. I’ve been so fortunate to have travelled so much and been hosted by so many wonderful people. I think it’s all about timing – good food, good drink, laughter with friends… and this could happen anywhere.What’s been your most memorable dining experience to date?
I’m nostalgic! So, first: eating my Dads traditional Scottish breakfast on Christmas morning, which included tattie scones, fried eggs, back bacon, baked beans, black pudding, and dark coffee. Second: having breakfast with Julia Child.Have you rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, either through your work or your travels?
In my almost 30 years at the Four Seasons Hotels and now at Ruby Watchco, I have cooked for tons of celebrities, highlights include Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, John Travolta, Julia Child, The Rolling Stones, and Bill Clinton.What currently ranks highest on your travel wish list?
I have so many trips that I want to take! I love travelling. I would love to get back to Scotland, which is where my parents are from. Then, Thailand, Alaska, through China… like I said, so many trips!Thank you for taking part in our interview, Lynn. Perhaps one day you’d also like to get involved with our regular ‘recipe of the week’ series which runs every Friday… If you would like to be interviewed on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.
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