Introducing Tabasco’s New Chef


TORONTO — Chef Ryan Marquis is stepping in as Tabasco’s new corporate chef, following the retirement of chef Ralph Bettany earlier this year.

Chef Ryan Marquis began his career in the culinary arts in 1993. A Franco-Ontarian native of the Niagara Peninsula – Pt. Colborne and Welland specifically – Ryan attended Canadore College and successfully completed his culinary apprenticeship at Chateau Lake Louise. Over the past 19 years he has worked at a long list of stellar culinary operations in North America.  From Western Canada, to Toronto, to Quebec City, to the Atlantic provinces, along with some time in Manhattan, Chef Ryan understands the amazing regional and cultural differences that our vast country holds.  His extensive multiple brand experience with Westin, Marriott, Fairmont, Crowne Plaza, and Delta brands have instilled in Chef a rock solid understanding of and performance against the realities of business, systems management, operations, product development, and brigade management. 

Over the years Chef Ryan has continued to invest time in his own personal development as well as that of his teammates. He is an active contributor to his Saskatchewan community, and currently sits on the Saskatchewan Provincial Trade & Curriculum board.  Additionally Chef is the Vice President of the Saskatoon Branch of the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC).   Despite his many responsibilities his passion for cooking, community, and healthy competition is paramount.  

Chef Ryan is a 2 time silver medalist at Gold Medal Plates Saskatchewan, and a gold medal recipient at the Saskatchewan Chefs Challenge, which took him – as Saskatchewan’s representative – to the National Chef’s Challenge in Vancouver in 2011. Additionally, he was the gold medal recipient in Quebec Food Festival, a member of the New Brunswick provincial Culinary Team and represented Canada at Oklahoma State University Chef Invitational Challenge.

Ryan has a penchant for BBQ, and currently hosts “BBQ Tips with Chef Ryan” on Magic 98.3 in Saskatoon, Friday’s all summer long.  He is often executing culinary and cooking demos, whether at Eat Vancouver, or Gardenscapes Saskatchewan.  He fundamentally believes that food should be humble, stunning and excellent in flavour.

He is married to his wife Bonnie, and has four children; Kayley, Aislyn, Palmer, and Lachlan.

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