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Sandro sperduti

> Sandro Sperduti, 1948-2011
Throwing pizza dough at his pizza joint in Toronto in the 70`s!

Executive Chef

Chris Sperduti

I grew up in a traditional Italian home where food was everything. We had a large, lush vegetable garden and a cantina always loaded with homemade pickles, homemade tomato sauce and cases of olive oil. 

In the late 70`s my father owned a pizza shop in Toronto and a Snack Bar in the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, and for my whole life my father talked about getting back into the restaurant industry.  So when he passed away suddenly in 2011, I made it my mission to make his dream my reality. I quit my 15 year career as a roofer and went to Culinary School at Conestoga College. I graduated with Honors also earning the Victory Knox Award of Excellence. 

While in school I cooked at The Crazy Canuck in Waterloo Ontario. The owners are still my mentors to this day. Following school, I spent the next two years as a Chef de Partie at Langdon Hall Relais and Chateaux in Cambridge Ontario, my passion for food was flourishing uncontrollably. I then worked as the Head Chef at The Sleeman Centre in Guelph Ontario, designing the menu and leading a team of 25. After that? Well, the culinary journey continues…

The Nomad Chef is staying true to his nomadic ways and is following his heart as well as his love for travel and new experiences. This passion pulls him to British Columbia to start anew. Chef Chris will continue to offer delicious, personalized culinary experiences, featuring locally sourced foods in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.

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For the last 7+ years, I’ve travelled from city to city, home to home, across Ontario to create unique and memorable dining experiences for clients, their families and friends. I have always had a passion for food, and the urge to explore and travel. It’s because of this nomadic lifestyle, that I decided to re-brand my private chef business from Ciuffulli (chew-full-ee) to The Nomad Chef in 2022. A new name that fits accurately.


 Did you know?

 The name Christopher came from St. Christopher, the patron saint of travel; and the name Sperduti is derived from the Italian word “perduto” which means lost. 

Chris Sperduti quite literally means “Lost traveller”!

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