Darren MacLean

Shokunin (Chef/Owner)

Chef Darren MacLean is passionate about food culture, sustainability and building community. His attention to detail and superior craftsmanship is what makes him a top chef in Canada. MacLean’s Japanese style brasserie, Shokunin is listed as one of Canada’s top 50 restaurants, now two years in a row, and has gained international acclaim as a culinary staple within the country. MacLean seeks to bridge culture through traditional and modern technique achieving this through the curation and delivery of local produce to the plate. A strong player in the global food scene, Chef Darren MacLean continues to showcase Canada to its global audience. A passionate public speaker and educator Chef Darren MacLean’s influence reaches far beyond the culinary industry.