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Daniel Clements

Daniel Clements

After growing up around the restaurant business in Muskoka, Daniel Clements has seen his culinary career take him from Deerhurst to Georgian Downs and parts in between, including stops at restaurants in Barrie. He's now the chef technologist at Georgian College’s School of Hospitality and Tourism. In his bi-weekly Chef's Table column, Daniel will be looking at everything from local crops and trends in the business to seasonal delights and the local restaurant scene

Recent Work by Daniel

<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Craving pizza dates back to the womb

CHEF'S TABLE: Craving pizza dates back to the womb

'Even before I was born, I had a connection to pizza. My mom had told me of the intense craving for that ooey-gooey mozzarella and salty pepperoni I made her endure,' writes food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> 'Perfect storm' brews up soaring food costs

CHEF'S TABLE: 'Perfect storm' brews up soaring food costs

Pandemic, Russia-Ukraine war, tariffs among factors that have led to 'increases in food prices across the board,' says columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Holiday festivities on target

CHEF'S TABLE: Holiday festivities on target

Food columnist and his family blow off some steam with axe-throwing in Barrie before heading downtown for some Mexican cuisine
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Cookie exchange becomes festive tradition

CHEF'S TABLE: Cookie exchange becomes festive tradition

Food columnist and his daughter share popular family recipe
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Cookbooks can reveal family food secrets

CHEF'S TABLE: Cookbooks can reveal family food secrets

'To me, a cookbook shelf has always seemed to be a subtle way of peeking into a person’s life,' writes food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Family's hunting traditions slowly fading away

CHEF'S TABLE: Family's hunting traditions slowly fading away

'My generation seem a little less inclined to sit in the woods on a cold November day and now lean toward the ease of having our burgers 'Skipped' to our doors,' writes food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Georgian team serves feast for body, mind

CHEF'S TABLE: Georgian team serves feast for body, mind

College's hospitality staff, students show off culinary skills to 50 Farm Fresh Ontario members
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Cooking up ghost stories from years in the kitchen

CHEF'S TABLE: Cooking up ghost stories from years in the kitchen

'Walking into those buildings that are still standing can be like stepping into another time and place where the history and the influence of those past becomes visceral,' writes food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Muskoka memories made of bogs and berries

CHEF'S TABLE: Muskoka memories made of bogs and berries

Cranberries 'one of the most beautiful things to come out this time of year,' writes food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> 'Perfect pint' always brewing in Barrie

CHEF'S TABLE: 'Perfect pint' always brewing in Barrie

'Barrie has been blessed with not one but three fantastic craft breweries. They have been the backdrop for many a date-night flight or after-work pint and it’s been a real education in the art of craft beer,' writes food columnist