Rob Rainford loves to barbeque. “Most Saturday’s you can find me in my backyard grilling or smoking something…on the barbeque that is,” jokes Rob. “I was born in Jamaica and there’s a whole amazing barbeque tradition there. As for Canada, I guess after being buried under snow for 6 months we all just want to get outdoors and party”.
In 1994, Rainford enrolled in culinary school at George Brown College and after completing his formal training, began his professional career at the Kensington Kitchen, then onto Accolade/Crown Plaza. In 1999, he left Accolade and went to Senses to work with Chef Ned Bell. Together they made magic and Robert honed his talent at turning fresh seasonal ingredients into mouthwatering dishes. Working with Ned Bell was great, not only is he an amazing chef but he’s also a good bud. We really stretched our legs at Senses”. Today Robert is a teacher and chef instructor at George Brown College Continuing Education Program and continues to entertain his frequent guest with delicious and creative barbecued meals.