Riley Bennett

Culinary Professor, George Brown College

Chef Bennett discovered his passion for the industry at a young age in his family’s restaurant in BC. He trained at SAIT in Calgary and represented the school at various competitions provincially, nationally and internationally. Chef Bennett has worked in various establishments in BC and Ontario. Prior to relocating to Toronto in 2011 he was the restaurant Chef at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery in Kelowna, BC. For almost the past decade Chef Bennett has been teaching and inspiring young chefs at George Brown Chef School. He is currently the Coordinator of the Bachelor of Commerce Culinary Management Degree program which is the only one of its kind in Canada. Chef Bennett’s extracurricular interests at George Brown Chef School college include championing Ocean Wise recommended seafood and leading the British Columbia Culinary Study Tour focusing on sustainable practices highlighting various culinary initiatives, wineries, farms, foraging experiences and unique practices.