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Renowned Toronto chef Arpi Magyar


Chef Arpi Magyar graduated from hotel and restaurant college in Budapest, Hungary. He began his career in Hungary and Italy in the early 1970’s. By 1978, Chef Magyar was making his mark on the food industry in Canada and was hired as a chef at Pronto. Over the next 15 years, he was Executive Chef at Oliver’s, Brasserie Bofinger, and the renowned Auberge du Pommier.

In 1990, Chef Magyar opened the highly acclaimed Toronto restaurant Splendido with his partner. For over a decade, the restaurant was established it as one of Toronto’s most prestigious restaurants that was frequented by a who’s who list of celebrities. During his tenure as chef and co-owner of Splendido, Chef Magyar opened the restaurant Cucina. By 2001, he sold his interest in Splendido and Cucina and was consulting in the United States and Italy.

In 2003, Arpi Magyar opened Couture Cuisine and Event Artistry with his partner. Couture Cuisine was soon established as one of Toronto’s best caterers and has gone on to win many awards including Caterer of the Year, Canadian Wedding Industry Awards, 2008.