Chefs Biography - Chef Normand Laprise
Chef Normand Laprise is both a cook and a writer but before he followed his passion for cooking his first venture was in the academic field of accounting. His farm life as a child was perhaps the foundation of his likeness for freshly picked vegetables on dinner tables. Now co-owner of internationally acclaimed Toque restaurant, he is a prominent figure in the culinary world respected by his peers. The Globe trotting Grand Chef of the famous Relais & Chateaux has been applauded as a nominee for a James Beard Foundation award for his book - Toque Creators of New Quebec Gastronomy - where his wit as a food writer illuminates. His excellent craft with flavors and colors continue to radiate in Quebec making him one of the 100 most influential people in his country.