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Rob Feenie graduated from the Dubrulle Culinary Institute and began his career as a sous chef in Western Canada’s top restaurants, notably Le Crocodile, Cherry Stone Cove and The Rim Rock Café. He trained at Au Crocodile and Le Buerehiesel, both Michelin three-star rated restaurants in France.
Chef Feenie was the founder, co-owner and executive chef of Lumiere and Feenie's in Vancouver. Those restaurants garnered critical and public success, including being awarded the prestigious Relais Gourmand designation, four stars from the Mobil Travel Guide and the AAA Diamond Award.
Chef Feenie was also a chef-consultant who restructured Le Regence in the Hotel Plaza Athene in New York and in July 2004, he was invited to New York by the Canadian Consulate to create an extravagant lunch and dinner at the famous James Beard House in celebration of Canada Day. On February 5, 2008, Feenie joined the premium casual dining chain Cactus Club Cafe as Executive Chef.
Rob has published four cookbooks (Lumiere, New Classics, Feenie's and Casual Classics ). He starred in New Classics with Rob Feenie on Food Network Canada and, in 2005 was the first Canadian to win on the popular television show, Iron Chef America defeating Chef Masaharu Morimoto. Rob was a Judge on Top Chef Canada, competed against Bobby Flay on Beat Bobby Flay and was a Judge on Wall of Chefs on the Food Network. Rob is currently one of the five Iron Chefs on Iron Chef Canada.
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