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Daniel Clements

Daniel Clements

After growing up around the restaurant business in Muskoka, Daniel Clements has seen his culinary career take him from Deerhurst to Georgian Downs and parts in between, including stops at restaurants in Barrie. He's now the chef technologist at Georgian College’s School of Hospitality and Tourism. In his bi-weekly Chef's Table column, Daniel will be looking at everything from local crops and trends in the business to seasonal delights and the local restaurant scene

Recent Work by Daniel

<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Students 'udderly' dazzled by dairy farm

CHEF'S TABLE: Students 'udderly' dazzled by dairy farm

Food columnist takes his Georgian College culinary students to visit Loretto-area farm and get first-hand look at how things are done
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> On the hunt for 'treasures of the forest'

CHEF'S TABLE: On the hunt for 'treasures of the forest'

'I have always had a love and respect for wild foraged foods, but none more than the plethora of wild mushrooms that can be found in the forests and fields that surround us,' says food columnist
CHEF'S TABLE: There's nothing like a freshly picked strawberry

CHEF'S TABLE: There's nothing like a freshly picked strawberry

Georgian College culinary students visited Berry Hill Farms as part of its unique 'Field to Fork Discovery Tour'
CHEF'S TABLE: Staycations offer chance to enjoy culinary gems

CHEF'S TABLE: Staycations offer chance to enjoy culinary gems

'With gas prices at record highs, maybe this is the summer we spend a little closer to home,' says columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Gardens our 'primal connection' to the land

CHEF'S TABLE: Gardens our 'primal connection' to the land

Field to Fork movement sparked by the desire of chefs and cooks to reconnect to the food and ingredients and to understand each of them on a different level, says food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE</b> Mess prep has smooth landing for air cadets

CHEF'S TABLE Mess prep has smooth landing for air cadets

From a chef’s perspective, an 'MRE' does the job. It’s a hot meal with everything you need. It’s not gourmet, but it sure is a great way to feed a bunch of hungry cadets in the field, says food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Camping with all the amenities of home

CHEF'S TABLE: Camping with all the amenities of home

Barrie KOA kitchen is a perfect fit for food columnist, featuring pizza delivery, homemade fudge, Kawartha Dairy ice cream, and milkshakes
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Late stepmom will be missed at family dinners, special outings

CHEF'S TABLE: Late stepmom will be missed at family dinners, special outings

One of Kate Clements' favourite dishes was crème brulee, which also fit her personality — a little hard on the outside, but sweet on the inside, says food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> With some winter pounds to shed, menu's lighter fare gains appeal

CHEF'S TABLE: With some winter pounds to shed, menu's lighter fare gains appeal

'We have an amazing variety of restaurants and food places to choose from in this city. Whatever you find yourself craving, there is a spot for you,' writes food columnist
<b>CHEF'S TABLE:</b> Celebrating a pub staple — the mighty chicken wing

CHEF'S TABLE: Celebrating a pub staple — the mighty chicken wing

Food columnist reflects on history of popular pub fare; 'Find your favourite spot and raise a pint and down a pound'