Chef Terry Port began his culinary career at the popular Asian fusion restaurant in Mississauga, the "Mustard Grille" when he was just 17 years old. The chef Terry worked for, although a notoriously tough boss; taught him a great deal about the industry, cooking, but most of all speed and organization. To Terry's amazement, he fell in love with his new world and never looked back.
When Chef Terry decided this was the path he wanted to pursue, he enrolled at the world renowned “Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School of Paris”, completing their Basic and Advanced Pastry courses, as well as a Sugar (blowing and pulling) course.
Terry then completed his training with a 2 year apprenticeship program at Humber College and received his Red Seal Certification shortly after.
Terry`s career, now spanning 17 years, has taken him to such prestigious establishments as; "Saucy’s", "Steak Frites", "Rogues", "Strada", "The York Club", "Auberge du Pommier" and a 3 star Michelin restaurant called "La Cote Saint Jacques", in the Burgundy region of France.
Terry had also been the Head Chef and Head Chef Instructor at “The Elliott House Restaurant and Chef School” (Now known as "Culinaria") in Mississauga. Here is where Terry began his teaching career. He taught professional, diploma seeking students along with running the restaurants day to day operations for a while. He also even expanded the schools repetoir of available course by adding an "Advanced" level course that consisted mainy of avant garde culinary concepts, presentations and techniques.
More recently Terry went back to school himself, this time to get his teaching certificate from the University of Windsor. We are proud to say that Terry is now an Ontario Certified Teacher (O.C.T. designation), after receiving 4 A’s and 4 A+'s in his courses. He continues to teach part-time at Cirillo's Culinary Academy and Culinaria, teaching recreational classes and leading corporate team building events. He also teaches at Centennial College in Markham, educating future chefs on a professional level.
Terry also went back to Humber College recently where he enrolled in the Certified Chef de Cuisine program. Once again, after receiving straight A's in his courses and after 3 grueling exams totaling 19 hours, Terry acheived the C.C.C designation. A highly respected honour amongst top Chefs in Canada.
Chef Terry now proudly offers his highly recognized skills in the comfort of your own home.
Check out Chef Terry on the t.v. show "Look I Cook".