Rudy Boquila – Executive Co-Chef
Like all Chefs, Rudy is passionate about his craft. After his start at The Bamboo and then the acclaimed Oyster Boy, Rudy toured with Live Nation and cooked for super groups such as: U2, Bon Jovi, AC/DC & Aerosmith, etc. In 2012, Rudy co-founded Lamesa Filipino Kitchen where he focused his creativity on Filipino food. Nose-to-tail cooking is inherent to Filipino cuisine and therefore a major part of Rudy’s process as an ardent farm-to-table advocate. He has not only lead and inspired a team of young and talented chefs, he was the first to introduce modern Filipino cuisine to Toronto. He continues to promote Filipino food through events, pop-ups and collaborations as KALSADA Filipino Street Food. He now resides as co executive chef at the historic Gladstone Hotel. For Rudy, cooking is a labour of love – and it shows.