Chef Marvin Palomo at VELA Toronto
A beautiful desert at VELA Toronto

Chef Marvin PALOMO

For as long as Chef Marvin can remember, cooking was something he wanted to do. He wasted no time enrolling in the Culinary Management Program and Italian Post-Graduate program at George Brown College in Toronto.

Having the opportunity to work at a Michelin starred restaurant, La Contea di Nieve in Piemonte really changed Marvin’s vision about food at a young age. After returning home from Europe, Chef Marvin was part of the opening team at Dailo in 2014. In 2017 Chef Marvin moved to Asia and became the Senior Chef de Partie in Hong Kong at Vicky Cheng’s renowned Michelin starred and Asia’s 50 Best restaurant VEA.

In 2018, Chef Marvin returned back to Toronto and took on the role as Chef de Cuisine at 7 Enoteca in Oakville. During his 4 years as CDC, Marvin was one of the finalists in the prestigious San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition, taking home the “Fine Dining Food Lovers Food for Thought Award.” In 2020 he was also nominated as “Top 30 under 30” from Food and Service Magazine.