Jon Rennie has always been fascinated by food. As a child he would consistently order the one thing on a menu he had never tried, often to his parents' chagrin as it would be the most expensive item. He began cooking as a teen making family dinners regularly, experimenting with flavours on patient parents, learning from his mistakes, and pushing himself to always move forward.
Jon attended George Brown College, finding John Higgins to be a wonderful mentor who shared his excitement for flavour: “Flavour is King.”
Spending most of his career in Waterloo Region, Jon is returning to the kitchen alongside longtime friend, sommelier and colleague Wes Klassen at odd duck wine and provisions. Having been awarded a top ten spot in the 2022 Air Canada EnRoute magazine for best new pop-ups, the pair, along with business partner Rob Corrigan, are opening their re-imagined life in restaurants as a brick and mortar restaurant in Kitchener, Ontario this spring.
Learn more: https://www.oddduckwp.com/