Michael Bonacini

Chef and restaurateur

“I’m encouraging all of you out there to grab a camera or a cell phone and send in a little video telling us what it is Canada means to you, because we’re putting together an amazing show called Canada In A Day.”

Celebrity chef Michael Bonacini is the co-founder of one of Canada’s leading fine dining restaurant companies, Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, operating 15 unique and innovative restaurants in Ontario. He is also a judge on CTV’s culinary competition series MasterChef Canada.

Michael’s restaurants include Jump, Canoe, Auberge du Pommier, Biff’s Bistro, Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill, Luma, O&B Canteen, Bannock, and America Restaurant. Oliver & Bonacini Events manages a number of large scale event facilities, including Malaparte at TIFF Bell Lightbox, Arcadian at Hudson’s Bay Queen Street, and Windermere House on Lake Rosseau in Muskoka.