Michael Bonacini

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Michael Bonacini
Born (1960-03-01) March 1, 1960 (age 60)
Culinary career

Michael Bonacini is a Welsh–Canadian chef who owns eleven restaurants (including Jump, Canoe, Luma, and Bannock) in Toronto, Ontario and a co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants.[1] Bonacini trained in London and emigrated to Canada in 1985.[1] He founded his first restaurant, Jump, with business partner Peter Oliver in 1993.[1]

Bonacini is a judge on the cooking competition MasterChef Canada[1][2] and the host of Bonacini's Italy, a cooking program featuring cuisines cooked by Bonacini from different regions of Italy[3] He was also featured on Cook Like A Chef and is the Resident Chef for The Marilyn Denis Show.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Michael Bonacini". Bell Media Television. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  2. ^ 'MasterChef Canada' Introduces Judges Claudio Aprile, Michael Bonacini, and Alvin Leung
  3. ^ Bonacini's Italy on Gusto TV
  4. ^ "Cook Like A Chef". Bell Media. Retrieved 2006-12-09.