Jesse Vallins

Jesse Vallins


About Jesse Vallins

A self-proclaimed “Food and Drink Enthusiast”, Scarborough native Jesse Vallins has spent the better part of the last two decades cooking in some of the city’s best restaurants. As a child, his earliest memories were of all things involving food, it’s no wonder that he’s spent his years immersed in it. His tireless determination has led to an in-depth study in all aspects of the restaurant world, as well as stages in top restaurants both in Toronto and internationally. Since his start at Maple Leaf Tavern, Chef Jesse’s versatility coupled with his broad knowledge of food and beverage has elevated the menu, winning rave reviews and loyal fans in the neighborhood and throughout the whole city.

My Venues

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Milk Chocolate & Peanut
"Milk Chocolate & Peanut Scones, this weekend for brunch at MLT #chocolate"
instagram icon
Roast Quail, Pea Shoot Salad,
"Roast Quail, Pea Shoot Salad, Game Chips, Morel, Quail Jus by @jcheung36 #morels"
instagram icon
Roasted Porcini, Pickled
"Roasted Porcini, Pickled Ramps, Brioche, House Ricotta #cheese"
instagram icon
Quercialbella Chianti Classico
"Quercialbella Chianti Classico 2011. Better than average pizza wine. #sangiovese"
instagram icon
Roasted Mini Butternut Squash,
"Roasted Mini Butternut Squash, Pickled Ramps, Sweetpea & Buttermilk Purée, Aged Goat Cheese, Smoked Tomato Broth #vegetarian"
instagram icon
Nashville Hot Chicken Sausage
"Nashville Hot Chicken Sausage - Fried Chicken Link, Creamy Slaw, Nashville Hot Sauce, Pickles. #pickles"
instagram icon