About Our Foodie: Michael Bonacini
Celebrity Chef Michael Bonacini is the co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality, one of Canada’s leading restaurant and event groups. Born and raised in Tenby, South Wales, his North Italian father and Welsh mother both had a huge impact on Michael’s culinary upbringing. Chef Bonacini trained classically under London’s Dorchester Hotel, before immigrating to Canada in 1985 and partnering with veteran restaurateur Peter Oliver in 1993.
Chef Bonacini was the host of COOK LIKE A CHEF, and was recently awarded the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s first ever Gold Award in recognition of his significant contribution to culinary excellence in Ontario.
“Today I think more and more about making specific efforts to live a healthy lifestyle. This includes cooking with good, wholesome, and fresh ingredi¬ents, maintaining a balanced diet, and getting enough exercise. I also believe that it’s important to listen to your body, your mind, and your cravings. Everyone has an opportunity to try and make healthy and rewarding life changes.”