Chef Neil DePiero
Chef Neil DePiero was born in Toronto, raised in Newmarket and currently resides just north of Barrie, with his wife Lindsay and daughter Grace. He started cooking at the tender age of 15 while still in secondary school. Chef Neil found a passion for the culinary arts while attending a food preparation class at that level. During those years he competed in two Skills Ontario competitions
After secondary school Chef Neil started his apprenticeship at the Nottawasaga Inn and Resort and completed his schooling at George Brown College. He received his interprovincial Red Seal in 2001.
Chef Neil later went on to work at many prestigious hotels, casinos and resorts such as The Fairmont Royal York, The Fairmont Southampton, Liberty Grand as Sous Chef, Casino Rama as Sous Chef, Fallsview Casino as Banquet Chef and finally returning the Nottawasaga Inn as Executive Sous Chef. He has worked in a Five Diamond restaurant (Newport Room) while at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda and organized functions for as many as 7000 guests while at Casino Rama.
Chef Neil has cooked for many celebrities as well as politicians such as Jennifer Love Hewitt, Michael Douglas, Alicia Keys, Bill Cosby, Michael Bolton, Reba McIntyre, and Jean Chretien just to name a few…
He now focuses his time and energy on sharing his extensive expertise and teaching future culinarians at Liaison College.