Trevor was born in Paisley, Ontario and from a young age, he knew he wanted to be a chef. After cooking his way through high school and university – he had just finished an HBA and BEd program at Lakehead University – he enrolled in Niagara College’s Culinary Management program. At NC, he competed in numerous competitions, leading to his position on Junior Culinary Team Canada. He graduated from the program in 2013.
Trevor prides himself on making his fellow teammates smile, supporting them to achieve the best they can. He is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the national team.
“What’s rewarding for me is that I have been able to proudly represent my country all over the world – all thanks to the coaches that believe in me and the CFWI. It is simply an honour to be able to represent this country on the world stage. I can think of nothing more meaningful than wearing the Canadian flag and representing our great nation in the world’s most prestigious culinary competition.”
Trevor currently lives in Niagara Falls where he works at Weinkeller Restaurant, and as a part-time instructor at Niagara College’s CFWI. He is also the culinary student program coordinator and executive chef of the American pavilion student programs at the Cannes Film Festival. His future goal is to open a new facility with his partner that focuses on events and creating memorable guest experiences.
“Being part of this team was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity – one that not many people can say they have ever had … we’ve put in thousands of hours and sacrificed so much over the last few years. It has built on all of our characters and changed us for the better as people and as young culinary professionals. If I had to do it all over again, I would. No questions asked.”