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With 15+ years of experience, Chef Imrun Texeira has worked in some of the world’s best and most influential restaurants, including 3 Michelin Starred Noma in Copenhagen. Most recently Imrun received the 2023 Leader Award of Excellence from Restaurants Canada. This award recognizes that in the development and progression of his career, he has set a new standard of excellence for his leadership, creativity, and ambition.

He was also awarded the 2023 Alumni of Distinction Award for Apprentice of the Year by Algonquin College. Chef Texeira has been named as a recipient of the Top 30- Under-30 Award for hospitality leaders in Canada and as a rising talent in North America by The Art of Plating. Imrun has starred on the Food Network’s Top Chef Canada Season 8 and Chopped Canada Season 3.

Chef Imrun draws profound inspiration from his global travels, enriched by the diverse tapestry of his origins in the world’s most multicultural nation. He artfully presents the bounty of seasonal Canadian harvests, scrupulously curating distinctive ingredients to craft his enchanting culinary masterpieces. In doing so, he authentically captures and
embodies the essence of the contemporary dining landscape in Canada.

Texeira continues to contribute to the Canadian food scene by advocating for better work conditions and mental health support for those in hospitality as the Chief Ambassador for The Burnt Chef Project. He also shares his love and knowledge of food by working with kids of all ages and teaching them about Hospitality & Tourism Pathways.


"For years chefs have been known to be the new rockstars; but I am here to change that notion, and that chefs are the new athletes."