Make delicious meals at home quickly!

Small-group, personalized culinary programs that will have you cooking tastier, healthier meals in no time.

Quizzical Chef Culinary Coaching:

Learn how to move and think like a chef

  • Cook faster and tastier than take-out
  • Create delicious meals with the ingredients and tools you have
  • Make exciting meals that transport you anywhere in the world
  • Save money and eliminate food waste
  • Cherish time with family and friends making great food together

I'm Owen.

Ever since I was a child, I loved cooking--especially the part where memories were created as family and friends gathered together. It only made sense that I became a Chef. Now, 30+ years later, I am internationally celebrated for my creativity and culinary innovation, but I can still appreciate how easy it is to fall into a boring food routine because it happened to me. 

This inspired me to create the Quizzical Chef so I could help home cooks like you struggling with the same old cooking routine, take the big leap to cooking the foods they dream of with ease.

Spice it UP!

Looking to host a client appreciation or team building event? Spice it UP! is an easy to set up, unique, live & interactive experience for groups of any size.


In Spice it UP! I share chef's secrets that are sure to instantly  level up your cooking and wow your friends and family!.

  • 'Spice it UP!' -  A chef's guide to using spices. Is a customizable interactive session that combines the knowledge and techniques for how to use spices. 

Limited time? Large group to satisfy? - Need help getting it organized, I'll take care of the prep work,  Book a call  and we'll customize your seminar  for you, taking the effort out of creating your next team building event!

A Rosenfield, , MBA CFRE Toronto

It was “fantastic” will make you a better cook!

I recommend it to everyone,  it's definitely worth your time.  As a child growing up in the restaurant business, I can tell you, he really knows his stuff. 

D Chiang, Vice principal, Toronto District School Board

Owen's sense of humour and love of food is contagious! I really appreciate his detailed straightforward approach when sharing techniques and pro kitchen tips. 

S Shujah, Librarian, University of Toronto


Betty Tom


"The Quizzical Chef session was beyond my expectations! I have taken many cooking and baking classes in the past as I am a serious foodie who loves to cook. ...we all need a bit of the Quizzical Chef in our lives. I have walked away from this experience with new culinary skills that I will definitely be applying in my day-to-day life. Owen has taught me how to look at food with a new lens and fine-tuning my taste buds to differentiate great from mouthwatering delectable goodness."






Siobhan Hyland

​MD, FACS, University of Kansas 

"Looking back on the course I am amazed at all the new techniques we have learned. With each module, I learned to cook with new foods and spices and discovered new shopping resources in our community. It was very helpful having you as a resource for shopping + prepping and you were brilliant during the actual meal cooking and so patient with all the questions. These skills, ideas, techniques and feedback can't be found in a book or video. The time investment in your program was well worth it! Thank you for challenging us and encouraging us to push our culinary limits in many ways. It has paid off many times over already. "

Jill McAbe

​Business Coach, Author of It's Go Time

"Even though I used to be a pretty good cook, I learned countless new techniques in the Quizzical Chef that make a huge difference to my cooking. Owen say's that it's not the recipe, but the technique that makes the meal. I agree. My food is tasting better across the board. And I've been making dinners that tasted like they were make from a top restaurant. I loved how much fun I had cooking with everyone online."






Private Chef


I offer private chef services for entertaining your family, friends or clients. My passion is transforming simple ingredients into inspired cuisine and memories.

I help you design customized menus for everything from fun and casual evenings to formal black tie events.

  • Special celebrations
  • Online team-building events
  • Private chef in your home

For more info, shoot me an email  and create your next culinary adventure.

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Quizzical Chef™ is a Trademark owned by Owen Steinberg