Fresh, Fun & Friendly

O&B Canteen is a bright and casual restaurant and Grab & Go counter located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Our Chef

Executive Chef, Michael Wilson

Over the course of his culinary career, Michael Wilson has distinguished himself by crafting globally inspired dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Drawing on the multicultural landscape of Toronto, Chef Michael brings forward his elevated, fresh take on world cuisine and passion for the city’s diverse cultures.

Chef Michael first got his start in Toronto’s food scene after graduating from Stratford Chefs School in 2002. He worked as Chef de Partie at Scaramouche Restaurant until 2004 and then as Saucier at Oliver & Bonacini’s Square Restaurant.

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In 2005, he accepted his first Sous Chef position at Crush Wine Bar and was subsequently promoted to Executive Chef in 2007. In 2011, he joined Pizzeria Libretto as Chef de Cuisine.

Outside of Canada, Chef Michael has completed stagieres at Rhodes in the Square in London, working under Chef de Cuisine Michael James and at Crillon le Brave in Provence, where he worked under Executive Chef Philippe Monti.

In 2012, he was appointed Chef de Cuisine at Oliver & Bonacini’s Luma, located on the 2nd floor of TIFF Bell Lightbox. Today, Chef Michael oversees the kitchens at both Luma and O&B Canteen in the role of Executive Chef.

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