ACE is thrilled to welcome Chef Anthony Rose to ACE 2023 as guest chef, as well as guest judge for the ACE Basket Battle cooking competition. Before he became a star on Toronto’s explosive restaurant scene, Rose honed his skills in some of the top kitchens in San Francisco and New York. In San Francisco, he worked with Michelin-starred Bradley Ogden and developed his lasting appreciation for truly local dining. This philosophy was combined with the simple elegant principles of the French Method during his tenure at The Mercer with Jean-Georges Vongerichten in New York and then with Jonathan Waxman at Washington Park. Returning home, Rose began a prominent stint as head chef at the Drake before opening up his first restaurant, the iconic Rose & Sons, on Dupont.
The Wilder Rose Empire now consists of 3 restaurants; Fat Pasha, Fet Zun Camp, and Schmaltz Appetizing. Anthony has also written a cookbook : “The Last Schmaltz. A Very Serious Cookbook.
The restaurants and book weave the story of Rose’s culture, experiences, childhood nostalgia, and relentless love of food.
Most recently in 2023 The Michelin Guide has awarded Fat Pasha with a Bib Gourmand.
Photo: Daniel Neuhaus