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Resident Chef on The Marilyn Denis Show

Rodney cooks up his trademark comfort food every week, live on The Marilyn Denis Show

RESTAURANTEUR

OWNER, HEY MEATBALL

Rodney opened Hey Meatball! in 2011, as a quick simple family restaurant where parents didn’t have to worry about the horrors of the fast food industry. It sets a trend with being the first ever farm-to-table restaurant, serving quick service style food in Canada.

 

HEY MEATBALL - WEST

719 college street, toronto on

416-546-1483

 

HEY MEATBALL - EAST

912 Queen Steet East, toronto on

647-340-6439


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ROD'S BIO

Growing up in Grand Falls, Newfoundland and being born into two large families full of bakers and professional cooks, Rodney Bowers was always surrounded with good comfort food. After his father joined the Military and moved the family around, Rodney began helping out the family in kitchen, as his mother was always at the restaurant.

He got his first job in the business at the age of 13 – in a local pizzeria. He hopped from one opportunity to another moving from Newfoundland to Germany, Belgium, England, New York, Connecticut and ended up in Toronto.

In only a few years, Rodney rose from entremetier in the Toronto kitchens of North 44 Canoe, to junior sous chef at the Four Seasons with Lynn Crawford and Restaurant Chef at Massimo Capra’s Mistura.

In 2005, he opened his own restaurant The Rosebud, which was quickly acclaimed as one of Toronto’s top eateries. His other former bistro The Citizen, in Leslieville also garnered rave reviews.

Rodney opened Hey Meatball! in 2011, as a quick simple family restaurant where parents didn’t have to worry about the horrors of the fast food industry. It sets a trend with being the first ever farm-to-table restaurant, serving quick service style food in Canada.

Rodney has appeared on CANADA AM, TRIPLE D and hosted THE DELINQUENT GOURMET. Rod’s combination of kitchen skills, ability to connect food with people, business sense, charm, and competitive perseverance has catapulted him from cook to culinary master at the forefront of Toronto’s culinary scene.

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