Photo: From left, Rob Feenie, Cory Vitiello and Richard Jaffray (CNW Group/Cactus Club Cafe)
TORONTO — Cory Vitiello has joined Cactus Club Cafe as its head of Culinary Development in Toronto. In his new role, Vitiello will work closely with the national test-kitchen team and influence recipe development across Canada.
“I’ve worked in kitchens across the world — from my start as a young sous chef in Australia to my most recent ventures as head chef and owner of Harbord Room, THR&CO and Flock Rotisserie + Greens, but this will be my first time working with a nationally established industry leader like Cactus Club Cafe,” says Vitiello. “I’m constantly pushing myself to grow personally and professionally; the opportunity to lead recipe development and innovation in Toronto and through Vancouver’s Test Kitchen is a true creative challenge that I look forward to sinking into with the support of the Cactus team.”
Chef Rob Feenie is also growing his position within the company to work alongside president and founder Richard Jaffray and assist in leading the Culinary Board.
“I’m so proud of my involvement with Richard Jaffray and everything Cactus Club has achieved over these past nine years,” says Feenie. “It’s really exciting to see how we can continue to innovate our food program with such a talented group of product-development chefs. Having Cory lead the development in Toronto will give us more bandwidth and ultimately continue to raise the bar in casual fine dining.”