In secondary school, this trade crossed my mind but I abandoned the idea, then as fate would have it, found myself heading up a restaurant with my family straight out of secondary school. After working long hours and operating an establishment for 7 years, I had developed a very strong work ethic. I felt something was missing. I was a kind of self-taught restaurateur and was at the point in my life where I was looking for greater opportunities to attain more professional kitchen knowledge. This became a key goal of mine and soon I was enrolled at the renowned Stratford Chefs School.
After graduating the grueling two years course, I refined my cooking style at such establishments as, “The Church Restaurant” (Stratford, ON), “The London Hunt & Country Club” (London, ON) “Albion Hotel” (Bayfield), “Othello’s Restaurant” (Stratford ON). The Little Inn of Bayfield. I am a part-time instructor for Georgian College; as well as partner with REACH Huron in providing general interest cooking classes in Clinton.
I have been influenced by hard working role models, and know if you work hard at your goals everyday, great things will be achieved over time. This has lead me to create " Bon Vivant Personal Chef Service"- a vision of being able to cook for people in a more intimate setting in which the diner can be treated to a more personalized menu using fresh and local ingredients. I look forward to nourishing many close relationships with my clients during the years to come!
Bon Vivant was conceived in the spring of 2008 to fill the growing niche of persons wishing to have a chef work in their home. Bon Vivant is owned and operated by Chef Devin Tabor and is based in the Clinton area. We specialize in personalized cuisine tailored to suit our varied clients needs and desires.