Chef Ted Reader
Known as the ‘Godfather of the Grill’, his charm and fearless culinary spirit has led
Ted to becoming an award-winning chef, author, food-entertainer, product developer/innovator and professor.
Ted’s culinary adventure began at George Brown College Chef School in Toronto which to date has paved the way for his dynamic career. He cooks for all walks of life from swanky corporate affairs; to backyard BBQ parties and summer festivals.
He has written twenty-one cook books including; Taste Canada’s 2014 Gold Medal Winner Gastro Grilling plus Napoleon’s Everyday Gourmet Grilling, Napoleon’s Everyday Gourmet Plank Grilling and Napoleon’s Everyday Gourmet Burgers which all took home the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Best Barbecue Book. Newer books to Ted’s collection include; Beerlicious: The Art of Grillin’ and Chillin’, and the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Smoking.
Ted’s passion for all things smoked and grilled is extremely contagious so much that you’ll often find him spreading the gospel of BBQ at live cooking demonstrations, TV appearances and on the radio to audiences that keep salivating for more!
Ted can usually be found in his backyard of his Toronto home firing up one of his multiple (75 + grills and smokers) and developing creative and delicious recipes to which he is known for.