The Industry
A Discussion with People Who Have Made A Career of Working In The Service Industry.
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E163 Denis Hernandez


This weeks guest is Denis Hernandez who joins us for an in person interview. Originally born in Woodstock, Ontario, Denis is of El Salvadorian background where cooking, eating and sharing food plays a prominent role in life. Denis’s mother and aunts are a big influence on his passion for the industry.

Denis has been in the culinary filed for the past 16 years. Denis started his journey in the Industry when he attended the Niagara Culinary Institute after high school. It was during that time that Denis began his apprenticeship at Peller Estates at Niagara On The Lake which really opened up his mind to the creativity of the kitchen. Over the last decade, Denis has moved around Ontario and has had the opportunity of working with some of the most talented chefs in the province.

In Denis’s career he has been the recipient of many accolades and rewards and has given his time and effort back to the community. Some of these include becoming Feast On Certified; Canadian Chef at the Stratford Chef School; Awarded Top Dishes in Waterloo Region; Les Marmitons Guest Chef; Canadian Mental Health Association Guest Chef; Carizon Guest Chef.

Denis is currently operating his own food and catering business H86. You can find more information on Instagram or try his food out at the Argyle Arms in Cambridge.







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