Everyday Exotic chef Roger Mooking will make a special appearance and demonstrate recipes and tips for everyday exotic meals at the Wexford Market District store at 3 p.m. Oct. 20.
Mooking is a cookbook author, Cooking Channel show host, soul musician and expert in exotic cuisine.
Mooking’s appearance is free to the public; however, tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance ticket registration is available online at marketdistrict.com.
A third generation restaurateur and chef, Mooking’s love of food began at a young age.
He began his formal culinary education at the George Brown Culinary Management Program in Toronto, Canada. He graduated with top honors and is now the chair of the Professional Advisory Committee. Mooking continued his culinary training in the world famous Royal York hotel before co-owning six restaurants in Toronto.
Mooking’s passion for international cuisine landed him his own show on the Cooking Channel called Everyday Exotic, which was soon followed by a cookbook in 2011. The book soon gained international fame and won the prestigious Best First Cookbook award within Canada for The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
With his ongoing success with Everyday Exotic, the Food Network asked Mooking to co-host Heat Seekers with Aaron Sanchez in 2011. The Cooking Channel later approached him to co-own and co-create his own show called Man Fire Food that debuted this fall.
His expertise in global-inspired recipes has also gained Mooking a continual spot as a culinary expert on the Marilyn Denis Show and Iron Chef. He has also appeared on the sets of the Today show, Good Morning America, and Top Chef Canada as well as graced the pages of The New York Times, Wallpaper Magazine and Toronto Life.