Frank Parhizgar / Chef & Owner FK
After a two year apprenticeship at a 2 Michelin Star restaurant in Lyons, France, Frank returned to Toronto and worked at some of the city's finest restaurants. He then completed a stage under the critically acclaimed Jean-Georges Vongerichten in New York City. He later served as Head Chef of Toronto institution, Centro for 5 years and then as Executive Chef to Marc Thuet.
Frank and his partner Shawn Cooper opened up Frank's Kitchen in 2010 and FK in 2018, both to critical acclaim. Frank has received his Sommelier Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Most recently, he placed Silver for the Great Canadian Kitchen Party/Golden Plates and was one of an elite group of top chefs asked to participate in the esteemed Grand Cru Culinary Wine Festival.
Frank's Kitchen and FK has been lauded by highly regarded top Toronto food critics such as James Chatto, Amy Pataki and Joanne Kates.